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North Beach is the longest beach in this region extending for 8.75 km from the rocks at Bundageree Head south-southwest to the northern entrance wall of the Bellinger River. The northern 2 km, north of Tucker Rocks in part of Bongil Bongil National Park, with the Bellinger Valley-North Beach SLSC is located at half way down the beach, adjacent to the small riverfront town of Mylestom (population 400) (Fig. 4.59). South of the town the beach extends for 3 km south as a 200-300 m wide sand spit, backed by the river. Access to the beach is provided through the Pine Creek State Forest to the beach in lee of Tuckers Rocks, 2 km north of the surf club, and at Mylestom. Moves to form a surf club started in 1921 following a drowning in the surf, with the club formed in 1925. Like Bonville beach to the north, this is an exposed energetic beach with a well developed double bar system. The beach is composed of fine sand which tends to produce a continuous attached bar, occasionally cut by rips, and fronted by a wide, deep trough swept by strong currents, with the outer bar further offshore. Toward the south the river mouth channels associated with the Bellinger River often swing to the north along the beach, creating a deep channel with strong tidal flows (Fig. 4.60).
Beach Length: 8.75km
General Hazard Rating: 7/11

Patrolled Beach Flag Patrols

There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach. Please take the time to browse the Surf Safety section of this website to learn more about staying safe when swimming at Australian beaches. Click here to visit general surf education information.


Formal parking area
Toilets Block M/F
Boat ramp
Skate park
Public phone
Power supply
Mobile Phone Coverage


Bicycles Allowed
Dogs Allowed off Leash
Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
No Firearms


High surf
Large unexpected waves
Heavy shorebreak
Littoral currents
Travelling rips
High Tide Range
Accessible Rock Platforms
Beach erosion
Beach exposure
Long beach


SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.