Crescent Head Beaches


Killick Beach

Considered one of Australia’s best beaches and featured in the publication 101 Best Beaches. Killick Beach at Crescent Head is a picturesque white sand beach that is home to the Crescent Head Malibu Classic. Famous for a long, slow right hand wave that peels off the point, working in almost any sized swell it is best suited to long boards. The tidal Killick Creek opens into the Pacific Ocean and provides sheltered swimming for children. In front of the surf club is a beach break that is home to left and right hand waves depending on the direction and size. This is Crescent Head’s most popular family beach as it provides easy access in the centre of town, plenty of parking, BBQ facilities and a playground for the children.

Length – 14km
Four Wheel Drive Access – Beach permit holders permitted from Richardsons Crossing to Hungry Camp Area.
Surf Lifesaving Patrol – Yes on weekends (October to April) and during the holiday season. Always swim between the flags and obey the life guards. View the 2015/16 beach patrol dates.

Goolawah Beach

Accessed off Baker Drive at Crescent Head from the southern side of the water tower and Reservoir Lookout or from Racecourse Camp ground eight kilometres south of the town. A left hand point break is the main feature, however there’s a decent beach break a little further down. Travel lightly as the walk up is a challenge after a long session. Goolawah Beach is great for sunbaking away from the crowds or for those keen on that early morning walk.

Length – 5.1km
Four Wheel Drive Access – Beach permit holders permitted (Closed to all vehicles North corner 0.5km)
Surf Lifesaving Patrol – None

Delicate Beach

Another popular break with two camp ground located adjacent at Delicate and Big Hill. Delicate is an unusual beach with a large rock formation dividing it into two sections. When the swell is direct you can get waves peeling off each side of the formation. Delicate is an excellent beach for walking and running with numerous walking tracks tracing their way over the headlands at either end. On a flat day Delicate offers some excellent snorkelling opportunities.

Length – 1.0km
Four Wheel Drive Access – Prohibited
Surf Lifesaving Patrol – None

Barries Beach / Point Plomer

Located right on the door step of the camping ground, better known as Point Plomer, is a long, sandy beach featuring an excellent right hand wave. Point Plomer / Barries Beach is a popular beach with a cult like status amongst the locals and visitors that call it home over the Christmas holiday season. If surfing at the point is overcrowded a good alternative is the beach break further down for left and right hand waves (depending on the swell direction and sand bar formation).

Length – 3.25km
Four Wheel Drive Access – Prohibited
Surf Lifesaving Patrol – None

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