Beaches

there is a stretch of beach for any mood, activity or reason you have.

Great Lakes is renowned for it’s beaches. With 145km of coastline is it any wonder that the Great Lakes is home to spectacular beaches. Some of our beaches are kilometres long where you could walk for hours and not see a soul. Others offer the best surfing and beach fishing on the North Coast. Some are protected and perfect for families while others are great for adventures. Others still, are so remote you can only get there by boat and have it all to yourself. 

Our beaches are a source of inspiration to many artists and photographers; they host gatherings and celebrations, they are edged with rolling dune systems, forests or sensational holiday houses. They are a venue for major events and a haven for anybody who wants to get close to the ocean.

nine mile beach

nine mile beach

tuncurry beach or nine mile beach can be accessed at various points Its southern end can be reached from Beach Street Tuncurry. Although it's well known for its good surfing, you'll also find at its Southern end, Tuncurry Rockpool, an enclosed swimm...

forster main beach

forster main beach

forster main beach is located on north street The beach fronts an area of 563m from Forster Break wall to the Forster Ocean Baths. It is a protected beach, making it ideal for families. There is generally not large surf, but if it does get big it ha...

pebbly beach

pebbly beach

pebbly beach can be found via a short walk along the coast from forster main beach or accessed by car just beyond head street & mcIntosh street It's a good spot for families and despite its name does possess some sand! Either side of the beach a...

one mile beach

one mile beach

one mile beach offers fabulous views and good surfing at its northern end It can be accessed at a number of points but is probably best reached at the southern end off Underwood Road. This end of the beach is overlooked by Palm Grove Park, which has...

burgess beach

burgess beach

burgess beach is a small quiet beach accessed by a steep path which runs off burgess road Although it doesn't have the facilities of some of the larger beaches it’s another good spot for families with shelter on 3 sides and plenty of small rock ca...

mcbrides beach

mcbrides beach

mcbrides beach can be found on the southern outskirts of forster along cape hawke road towards the lookout On the edge of the Booti Booti National park it's one of those beaches that has you instantly mesmerised and is as good as it looks. It really...

seven mile beach

seven mile beach

seven mile beach stretches south from cape hawke and janies corner down to tiona & the ruins camp ground At the Northern tip of Seven Mile Beach you'll find a rough dirt track which takes you out to secluded Janies Corner, a good spot for fishin...

elizabeth beach

elizabeth beach

elizabeth beach, or 'lizzy' as it is known by locals, is the only beach in the pacific palms which is patrolled in summer and is a part of the booti booti national park North-facing means this beach is often calm making it a safe family beach for al...

shelly beach

shelly beach

shelly beach is a secluded and clothing optional beach You can reach the beach via a short bush track walk from the road. It faces south west and is completely protected. The swimming and snorkelling here is first class and its aspect creates a sen...

boomerang beach

boomerang beach

boomerang beach is pacific palms best surfing beach, with rock ledges helping to form great waves The beach is actually 'boomerang' shaped and is ideal for swimming with protection from prevailing winds at either end. It is balanced at each end with...

blueys beach

blueys beach

blueys beach is another famous ‘palms’ surfing beach It has great surfing and swimming with stunning views across to Seal Rocks. Legend has it the beach gained its name from a misadventure by a local cow. Cows can still be spotted on the southe...

cellito beach

cellito beach

cellito beach, also known as sandbar, offers great views towards seal rocks as well as challenging surfing The water is crystal clear and produces great left & right hand breaks. Take the Sandbar turnoff from the Lakes Way and veer left at the G...

No1. Beach

No1. Beach

no.1 Beach is found when you first enter seal rocks and is situated directly across from the seal rocks holiday park The beach, views and water is beautiful. No.1 beach faces north providing sweeping views back towards Pacific Palms and offering pro...

boat beach

boat beach

boat beach is the next beach past seal rocks no.1 It is framed by headlands, spectacular rocky outcrops and a steep house peppered mainland. The beach here is nearly always quite flat and suitable for families. Snorkelling is good along the rocks a...

lighthouse beach

lighthouse beach

lighthouse beach faces almost due south, fully exposing it to all waves from that direction It is bordered by Sugarloaf Point and Seal Rocks reef in the north and Treachery Head in the south. It can be accessed either by taking the short walk to Sug...

treachery beach

treachery beach

treachery beach is found by turning right at seal rocks general Store and following thomas road to treachery camping area This beach is one of those secret surfing spots you always hear about but wonder where they are. The headland here sticks out f...

bennetts beach

bennetts beach

award winning bennett’s beach is the most popular & easily accessed beach on the myall coast The Southern end of the beach is known as 'The Dolphins Playground'. This part of the beach also always has surf suitable for both board riders and bo...

jimmy's beach

jimmy's beach

sheltered from the ocean and protected from summer northeast winds jimmy’s beach is an ideal place for kids It provides little surf and is perfect for swimming. The Beach stretches from Yacaaba in the East to the Myall River mouth in a 5km arc. Wa...

mungo beach

mungo beach

mungo beach stretching more than 20km from the little to big gibber is essentially an extension of bennett’s beach It is an isolated, wilderness beach with amazing views. With deep drop offs as well as rips this is not a beach recommended for swim...


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