Beaches

With 45 kilometres of unspoiled coastline, it’s not surprising that the Manning Valley has some of the best surfing and swimming beaches on the coast. From Crowdy Head in the north to Black Head in the south, our uncrowded white sandy beaches are perfect for your next beach holiday.

For travellers who like to get off the beaten track, many of our beaches also have 4WD access. Picking up a permit from our Visitor Information Centre, Council or local tackle shops will give you the freedom to start making tracks. Also, if you like to travel with your furry four-legged friends, many of our beaches are dog friendly, so they can also enjoy a run on the beach or roll in the surf.

Whatever your preference, whether it’s hitting up the surf, relaxing amongst the dunes, trying your luck with a fishing rod or a good old-fashioned game of beach cricket, we’re sure you will discover a beach that ticks all the boxes.

Black Head Beach

Black Head beach is patrolled in summer months and is considered one of the Manning Valley’s best swimming beaches.

This award-winning beach features an ocean pool, excellent fishing, picnic and BBQ areas under shady Norfolk Island Pines.

Another highlight of this area is a littoral rainforest walk which encompasses striking coastal landforms as well as rare tracts of coastal rainforest. There are also two headlands with lookouts at Black Head and Red Head.... continue reading.

Facilities
  • 4WD
  • BBQ / Picnic area
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping
  • Dogs
  • Fish Cleaning Facilities
  • Fishing
  • National Park
  • Ocean Baths
  • Patrolled
  • Playground
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Toilets
Contact details
Address:Black Head Beach, New South Wales, Australia

Crowdy Head Beach

The beautiful seaside village of Crowdy Head has both a north and a south beach.

On the northern side is a family friendly beach which is patrolled in summer months with a Surf Life Saving Club and kiosk. There are also some great picnic spots nearby and it’s not uncommon to spot dolphins playing in the waves.

Crowdy Head South Beach is a beautiful natural beach which is very popular with surfers chasing the ‘big’ waves. There are also picnic tables overlooking the ocean, so make sure you pack your lunch before you go!

Both beaches have 4WD access available,... continue reading.

Facilities
  • 4WD
  • BBQ / Picnic area
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping
  • Dogs
  • Fish Cleaning Facilities
  • Fishing
  • National Park
  • Ocean Baths
  • Patrolled
  • Playground
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Toilets
Contact details
Address:Crowdy Head, New South Wales, Australia

Diamond Head & Kylie’s Beaches

Diamond Head and Kylie’s Beaches are located in Crowdy Bay National Park and are only a short walk from the many camping grounds located in the area.

These beaches boast great fishing, BBQ and picnic areas nearby and for the more adventurous, some great walking tracks. There is also 4WD access available at Kylies Beach, which is just south of Diamond Head.

If you’re on the look out for that perfect Kodak moment, the local kangaroo community can often be found on the sand in the early hours of the morning or right on sunset.... continue reading.

Facilities
  • 4WD
  • BBQ / Picnic area
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping
  • Dogs
  • Fish Cleaning Facilities
  • Fishing
  • National Park
  • Ocean Baths
  • Patrolled
  • Playground
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Toilets
Contact details
Address:Diamond Head Beach, Diamond Head, New South Wales, Australia

Harrington Beach

Part of the Harrington Beach State Park, Harrington Beach has a family friendly swimming lagoon off the beach area with BBQ facilities and picnic tables.

 

This is a fabulous spot to take the little ones and the Harrington break wall is also close by for walking, fishing and taking in views of the ocean. Along the break wall you’ll also see the fish-cleaning tables, where the local pelicans like to hang out and fight for the leftovers from the fishermen’s catch of the day.

 

Pick up a permit from the local bait shop in Harrington as there is 4WD access available along this beach.... continue reading.

Facilities
  • 4WD
  • BBQ / Picnic area
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping
  • Dogs
  • Fish Cleaning Facilities
  • Fishing
  • National Park
  • Ocean Baths
  • Patrolled
  • Playground
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Toilets
Contact details
Address:Harrington Beach State Park, Crowdy Street, Harrington, New South Wales, Australia

Manning Point Beach

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Manning Point is both a riverside and seaside location, where the sea and the north arm of the Manning River meet at this idyllic point.

Located just 25 minutes drive east of Taree, Manning Point Beach is the perfect spot for families to visit. It features a river pool, BBQ and picnic facilities, a playground and you can even take your furry four legged friends for a walk! The fishing enthusiasts will also love this spot as there is a boat launch nearby and great fishing.

Over the years the lands of Farquhar Inlet and Manning Point have been the most successful breeding and fledgling sites in the State for the endangered shore bird the Little Tern.... continue reading.

Facilities
  • 4WD
  • BBQ / Picnic area
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping
  • Dogs
  • Fish Cleaning Facilities
  • Fishing
  • National Park
  • Ocean Baths
  • Patrolled
  • Playground
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Toilets
Contact details
Address:Manning Point Beach, Manning Point, New South Wales, Australia

Old Bar Beach

Old Bar Beach is the closest surfing beach to Taree and just a 10-minute drive from the Pacific Highway.

This location is perfect for fishing, boating and water sports for the whole family. The options are endless – pack a picnic and enjoy the BBQ facilities, take your furry friends for a walk along the beach, make tracks with the 4WD access or enjoy the fishing and surfing opportunities.

One of the best kite surfers in the business, Ben Wilson, rated Old Bar Beach as one of the best spots in the world, only second to a secret spot in the United States.... continue reading.

Facilities
  • 4WD
  • BBQ / Picnic area
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping
  • Dogs
  • Fish Cleaning Facilities
  • Fishing
  • National Park
  • Ocean Baths
  • Patrolled
  • Playground
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Toilets
Contact details
Address:Old Bar Beach, Old Bar, New South Wales, Australia

Saltwater and Wallabi Point Beaches

Adjacent Saltwater and Wallabi Point beaches, just south of Old Bar, are perfect for surfing enthusiasts. These surfing meccas attract thousands of tourists every year who are in search the perfect wave.

These beaches are also great for families as there is a warm, shallow saltwater lagoon nestled against the picnic reserve, providing excellent swimming opportunities.

For those with a love of fishing you won’t be disappointed as there is a direct ocean boat launch in this area.... continue reading.

Facilities
  • 4WD
  • BBQ / Picnic area
  • Boat Launch
  • Camping
  • Dogs
  • Fish Cleaning Facilities
  • Fishing
  • National Park
  • Ocean Baths
  • Patrolled
  • Playground
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Toilets
Contact details
Address:Saltwater Beach, Wallabi Point, New South Wales, Australia