Main/brooms Head - Beach in Brooms Head Clarence Valley NSW - SLS Beachsafe

Main/brooms Head NSW

Main Beach (NSW 55) commences on the south side of Red Cliff and curves gently to the south for 4.5 km down to Brooms Head where it curves round in lee of the head to face northeast. It is backed by a low narrow foredune then heathland down to the... Read more

Main Beach (NSW 55) commences on the south side of Red Cliff and curves gently to the south for 4.5 km down to Brooms Head where it curves round in lee of the head to face northeast. It is backed by a low narrow foredune then heathland down to the usually blocked mouth of the creek that drains Cakora Lagoon, with the growing township of 200 spread along the southern 1 km (Fig. 4.34). It terminates at 30 m high Brooms Head and its associated Buchanan Rock reefs. For most of its length it is an energetic double bar system dominated by a usually attached inner bar cut by rips every 300-500 m, a deep tough and more widely spaced rips on the outer bar. Permanent rips also occur against the Red Cliff rocks and the reef a few hundred metres south of the cliffs. In the south the Brooms Headland reefs afford protection from southeast waves resulting in a broad, flat attached bar, usually devoid of rips. On the head itself a broad sweep of boulders has formed a safe, protected tidal pool between the boulders and the beach and is a popular spot for families. A caravan park and camping reserve backs the southern section fronted by a low seawall. A surf club operated here in the early 1930s indicating its long popularity. It is now patrolled by lifeguards during the summer holidays.

Swimming

As there are numerous rips along the beach north of Brooms Head, the safest spot is at very southern end just in lee of the head.

Surfing

The best breaks are against the Red Cliff reefs at the northern end, with beach breaks down the beach.

Fishing

Good permanent gutters just south of Red Cliff, while down at Brooms Head are wide shallow sand and reef flats close to the beach and rocks. Boat can also be launched from the beach at Brooms Head. The beach is fished for luderick, bream, tailor, jewfish and snapper.

General

Permitted north of Brooms Head settlement up to Red Cliff.

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Patrolled Patrolled Today Change Day

Brooms Head (Lifeguards)

Mon

22/04

Tue

23/04

Wed

24/04

Thu

25/04

Fri

26/04

Sat

27/04

Sun

28/04

09:00 - 16:00

09:00 - 16:00

09:00 - 16:00

09:00 - 16:00

09:00 - 16:00

09:00 - 16:00

09:00 - 16:00

Information

About

Brooms Head, NSW 2463

Length:
4.5km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
6/10 (Moderately hazardous)

Beach Key:
 nsw055

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Sharks
    Sharks
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Topographic rips
    Topographic rips
  • Strong Currents
    Strong Currents

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Public phone
  • Kiosk
  • Shops
  • Park
  • BBQ
  • Drinking water
  • Bus

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.

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