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Beaches Nambucca Heads

Nambucca Heads

510 km north of Sydney. Turn off Pacific Highway at Riverside Drive (southern entrance) or Link Road (northern entrance).
Main Beach Nambucca Heads – Patrolled Summer Holidays & weekends – October to Easter
Turn East into Ridge St at PO then into Liston St – follow to end..

  • Access ramps from parking area to beach
  • Nambucca Heads Surf Life Saving Club
  • Public toilets and showers
  • Dolphins and whales sometimes close in shore(Spring best for humpback whales)
  • Caravan Park on headland; Apartments, units and holiday houses close to beach
  • Additional parking, lookouts, restaurant, public toilets and museum on headland
  • Surfing, swimming, wind surfing, Para sailing, boogie boarding, sea kayaking– take lessons with Scotts Head Surf School or Trent Munro Surf Academy
  • Beach walks north and south
  • Bus service from town centre

Shelly Beach, Nambucca Heads – NOT Patrolled
End of Parkes St – turn east into Ridge St at PO then right into Parkes Street

  • A ‘paddling ‘ rather then swimming beach – users must be aware of boats using ramp at southern end
  • Very pretty beach – popular with artists and photographers
  • Ramp access from car park
  • Shade under Casuarinas trees most of day
  • Rock platform – Wellington Rock – at southern end of beach (rock pools and shells)
  • Boat ramp, BBQ and picnic tables
  • Beach fishing and facilities for cleaning your catch
  • Public toilets and showers
  • Captain Cook Lookout above is great for whale and bird watching – in season
  • Sheltered from southerly winds
  • Walking tracks to river entrance and Beilbys Beach
  • Windsurfing and board riding– take lessons with Trent Munro Surf Academy or Scotts Head Surf School -
  • Car park – inc. disabled van and trailer parking

Beilby’s Beach, Nambucca Heads – NOT Patrolled
At Main Beach headland turn into Newry Street and then into Ulrick Drive – follow to end

  • Secluded beach just south of Main Beach
  • Car parking
  • Wide sandy stretches ideal for games and sandcastles
  • Walking track
  • Beach fishing
  • Lookout and picnic facilities of headland above
  • Conditions for surfing, wind surfing and Para sailing– take lessons with Scotts Head Surf School or Trent Munro Surf Academy
  • Quiet and Uncrowded
  • B&B and s/c accommodation close by
  • Steps and path down from Pilot Street

The Glen, Nambucca Heads –NOT Patrolled 
This is a river beach close to the entrance of Nambucca River at the end of Wellington Drive.
Swimming on the out-going tide at the river entrance V Wall area is extremely dangerous and should not be contemplated!

  • Picturesque pocket of river beach protected by retaining wall
  • Shade trees
  • Estuary fishing
  • Picnic facilities, public toilets, Tavern, Restaurant and Take Away nearby
  • Regular bus service on weekdays
  • Dolphin watching
  • Swimming
  • Wind surfing, board riding and jet ski for experienced persons– take lessons with Trent Munro Surf Academy or Scotts Head Surf School –
  • Paint a Rock on the retaining wall to celebrate your visit
  • Bicycle/Walking path
  • Caravan Park, Cabin and Unit accommodation

Bellwood Park, Nambucca Heads
1km off highway on Riverside Drive -1st street on Left (road to Island Golf Club) this riverside beach has been popular with families for many years.

  • Family safe
  • Shady picnic and BBQ areas, Playground
  • Public toilets and showers
  • Estuary fishing
  • Pontoon
  • Take Away and general store, Caravan Park and motel accommodation close
  • Golf Club & Boat Ramp across causeway
  • Windsurfing – excellent place for beginners– take lessons with Scotts Head Surf School or Trent Munro Surf Academy
  • Bicycle/Walking path

South Beach, Nambucca Heads
10km north of Main Beach Scotts Head – access only by boat, beach walk or 4WD from Scotts Head (Driving Permit required). This is the beach at the southern mouth of Nambucca River.

  • Remote, no facilities
  • Beach fishing from spit and beach
  • Estuary fishing in Warrell Creek
  • Surfing for experienced board riders

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