Port Beach (WA 835) commences on the northern side of Leighton Beach and gently curves to the north for 1 km. Port averages 1 m waves and usually has an attached low tide bar, which is cut by rips during and following periods of higher waves. Higher waves also produce a beach break called Sandtracks towards the southern end of the beach. The beach is monitored by the Fremantle Surf Life Saving Club on weekends and public holidays in summer.This is a popular beach with good access and a large car park surrounding a central kiosk and restaurant, and a lifesaving watchtower.Port Surf Life Saving Club operated at Port Beach between 1958 and 1976, when it was amalgamated with Fremantle SLSC, with the watchtower continuing to provide lifesaving services.
Avoca Beach (NSW 287) is a popular holiday destination for Sydneysiders as well as Central Coast locals. It became accessible to the public in 1908 when the first bridge was built across Avoca Lake and the Avoca Guest House constructed at what was then called Moore's Beach. The 1.7 km long beach lies between two prominent 60 m high sandstone headlands and faces the east-southeast exposing it to waves averaging 1.5 m. Avoca Lake backs the centre of the beach and opens during floods (Fig. 4.172 & 4.173).North Avoca (NSW 287a) is primarily a residential area developed since the 1950s. The North Avoca Beach SLSC was established in 1957 and is located toward the northern end of the beach, with its car park providing the best beach access. The southern Avoca (NSW 287b) settlement has all the usual holiday facilities. Hard against the southern headland is the Avoca Beach SLSC, founded in 1929, and shady Hunter Park, with a shallow rock pool in front of the clubhouse. A well-developed rock platform runs round in front of the southern headland, which is popular for rock fishers and walkers. However watch for waves which break over the rocks and into some deep gullies round the corner.The beach receives higher waves towards the north and centre where the bar is often detached and usually cut by several rips, including a permanent rip against the northern headland. North Avoca surf club rescues 31 people on average each year at this end. At Avoca slight protection by the southern headland lowers waves in the southern corner to form a continuous, attached bar. However rips are frequent and a permanent rip runs out against the southern rocks. These rips and Avoca's popularity result in an average of 110 rescues at year, the highest outside of Sydney. The Avoca surf club was in fact founded following the tragic drowning of two young girls in December 1928. In addition to the patrolled areas either end of the beach, the council lifeguards man a beach tower on the south side of the lake entrance.
Aslings Beach (NSW 680) is the main beach and surf beach for Eden. The beach is 2.3 km long, faces east-southeast out the bay entrance and receives southerly waves averaging 1-1.5 m, with some protection from northeast and east waves. Most of the beach is backed by a 200 m wide sand barrier and 70 ha Curalo Lagoon (Fig. 4.429), which when open, flows across the northern end of the beach. A road, caravan park, foreshore park and southern cemetery are located on the sand barrier, with the town spread over the hills at the southern end of the beach. A surf club used to patrol the beach but is defunct, with lifeguards now patrolling the centre of the beach during the summer holidays. The beach is composed of medium to coarse sand which combines with the waves to produce a continuous bar cut by up to 20 rips during southeast waves. However during northeast and east waves calm conditions often prevail, though the rip holes may remain. A rock pool is located on the southern rocks.