Pacific Palms Tourist

Beaches

The beaches in the Palms and Seal Rocks areas are stunning with squeaky white sand and clear, aqua water make for perfect swimming, snorkelling and diving activities for most of the year. Dolphins are seen nearly every day at all beaches and whales can come in as close as 50m to shore at times when migrating between May and December each year.

As beautiful as our beaches are they may still pose a risk to novice beach-goers on holidays so please take care and remember to call 000 with any water related emergency as they will then make contact with the Surf Life Saving Club at Elizabeth Beach nearby. Remember that our safest beach to take the kids to, and our most protected beach, is Elizabeth Beach in front of the Pacific Palms Surf Club.

Please visit these web sites for great tips on beach safety, rips and first aid:

  1. A fantastic App for beach information can be found at BeachSafe. This app gives detailed information on localtion, fishing, swimming accesibility and more for all Australian beaches.
  2. Do you know how to spot a rip or what to do if caught in a rip? Click here for more information.
  3. Recreational fishing is a hugely popular sport. Tips and resources can be found here
  4. Visit our local SLSC here - but remember to cal 000 if you have any emergency

Pacific Palms

Bull Paddock is located at the southern end of Seven Mile Beach in the Booti Booti National Park also at the south end of Tiona inside the camping ground. This beach although beautiful is a little remote and unpatrolled.

Elizabeth Beach is north facing and located on Lakeside Cresent with an off shore boat launch area at the southern end, Pacific Palms Surf Club in the middle and northern end entry via Leathbridge Street. This beach is great for snorkelling or diving along the rock edge. This is our only patrolled beach in summer and peak seasons and the most perfect beach to take your family to if unfamiliar with ocean swimming. Elizabeth Beach is north facing and often only smaller swell. Access and parking is easy. Disabled access via sand probably easiest at the southern end. Public toilets and showers are in the park adjacent to the Surf Club in the parking area. Surf Life Saving Club Members visiting this area are welcome to use the Club facilities. Patrolled.

Shelley Beach is north-west facing, located just south of Elizabeth Beach and access is via a beautiful scenic coastal walk (track) over a hill. This beach is more commonly referred to as our local nudist beach as its location is very private. This small lovely beach can be seen from the northern end of Elizabeth Beach. Unpatrolled.

Boomerang Beach is a very popular beach with locals but care must be taken in certain weather conditions as it can drop off on the shore at times depending on the swell and banks. Great surfing breaks at both end of this beach. This is an east facing beach and often subject to larger swells. Unpatrolled.

Blueys Beach. Another small but stunningly beautiful beach located directly past the Blueys Beach shops. Turn left into Banksia Street for a hill top scenic lookout over Blueys Beach. This beach is also great for surfers mainly in the southern end directly below the lookout. Access is via a short walk down stairs to the sand. Unpatrolled.

Cellitos Beach is accessed via the Sandbar & Bushland Camping and Caravan Park. This is dirt road which is often graded. Travel 1km along this dirt road then turn left at the Golf Course sign and drive past the course to the dead end. Here you will find a boardwalk meandering through the littoral rainforest complete with rest benches. At the end of the boardwalk it opens up onto a remote east facing beach often protected from the northerly swells. Here the only houses in sight are those at Seal Rocks and the Lighthouse. Unpatrolled.

Sandbar Beach is accessed either by 4WD, canoe, kayak, boat (Smiths Lake) with some limited car parking available at the camping ground. If parking a car there is quite a distance to walk before you hit the beach. This too is a remote stretch of beach with a stunning sandbar separating Smiths Lake from the Pacific Ocean. This bar is often manually opened by council when the lake fills up with rainwater and again naturally in big seas. This is our most spectacular lake & beach site for swimming with small kids on lakeside while Dad or Mum surfs nearby. Unpatrolled.

Smiths Lake Beach is located on the shores of Smiths Lake at the southern end of Amaroo Drive. The lake is perfect for small toddlers just getting their water confidence. Picnic, BBQ tables, play park and amenities are all within arm’s reach including our famous Frothey Coffee Boatshed cafĂ©. A variety of watercraft can be hired from here as well.

Seal Rocks

A scenic 15 minute drive to Seal Rocks and Sugarloaf Point, located in the Myall National Parks, and you will stumble across these beautiful but unpatrolled beaches. There is only one small corner store at Seal Rocks, no cafes or restaurants.

Number One Beach. This beach is north facing looking back towards Sandbar and Cellito Beach. It is stunningly beautiful and great for families. Access is easy from the carpark. Perfect for picnic lunches and day trips with kids. Ideal for snorkelling and diving around the rocks. Unpatrolled.

Boat Beach, again north facing, is aptly named as this is the beach that the local pro fishermen launch their boats from. The sight of their boats just adds to the scenic beauty of this beach. Again this is a lovely safe beach to take the family to. It is north facing and ideal for snorkelling and diving around the rocks. The occasional passing seal does stop by and rest on the rocks. Unpatrolled.

Lighthouse Beach. Access to this beach is a little difficult as it sits below the Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse on the southern side. Entry is via dirt roads down Thomas Road on the left and with 4WD access permitted with current licence. Walking over sand dunes is required. Unpatrolled and remote.

Treachery Beach. Again down Thomas Road at Seal Rocks entry via Treachery Camping Ground. 4WD access and walking over sand dunes. This too is a remote beach and is unpatrolled.

 

 

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