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.

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