Nambucca Heads Beaches

Main Beach

Shelley Beach

Beilby's Beach

The Glen

Bellwood Park

South Beach

 

Main Beach, Nambucca Heads

Warning! This beach is only patrolled during the Summer Holidays & weekends – October to Easter.
Beach Number of Lifeguards Service Times Period Commencing
Main Beach
Nambucca Heads
2 5 Days
Monday - Friday
0930 - 1530 daily
Wednesday 20 December 2017 and finishing 3.30pm on Friday 27 January 2018

NB: During the summer season, weekend life saving at Nambucca Heads and Scotts Head is provided by the respective Surf Life Saving Clubs

 

Directions

510 km north of Sydney. Turn off Pacific Highway at Riverside Drive (southern entrance) or Link Road (northern entrance).
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

Warning! This beach is NOT Patrolled.

Directions

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

Warning! This beach is NOT Patrolled.

Directions

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

Warning! This beach is NOT Patrolled.

Directions

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

Directions

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

Warning! This beach is NOT Patrolled.

Directions

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
Warning! DANGEROUS CURRENTS ALONG THIS STRETCH OF COASTLINE