Red Rock (south)

Patrolled Unpatrolled Today

The Main Beach (NSW 81, also called Red Rock) extends southwest of the headland for 5.2 km to the rocks and reef that interrupt the beach on the north side of the Corindi Beach township. Access is in the north opposite the caravan park and the Red Rock SLSC, a... Read more

The Main Beach (NSW 81, also called Red Rock) extends southwest of the headland for 5.2 km to the rocks and reef that interrupt the beach on the north side of the Corindi Beach township. Access is in the north opposite the caravan park and the Red Rock SLSC, a relatively new surf club, formed in 1991, and in the south from Corindi. The beach faces southeast with waves averaging 1.5 m. It has a double bar surf zone, however because of medium to coarse beach sand, the inner bar is often attached to the beach producing a steep, beach face, with widely spaced rips cutting across the rhythmic outer bar. A permanent rip runs out against the northern headland, identified by the prominent red sea stack on the shore platform, and against the rock located in the surf 200 m south of the headland.

Swimming

Little Beach has the lowest waves, but beware of the tidal channels, and while the Main Beach is patrolled, it has higher waves and usually deep water right off the beach and rip currents.

Surfing

Variable breaks over the tidal shoals and along the main beach.

Fishing

A popular location offering creek, beach and rock fishing, as well as boat launching in the creek, with a hazardous bar to cross if heading outside. The creek is fished for mullet, bream, flathead and whiting, while the headland is fished for snapper, tailor, groper, kingfish, mackeral and tuna.

General

Red Rock is a small holiday community of 300, with a riverfront caravan park located on the south side of the Corindi River mouth (Figs. 4.42 & 4.44). The small river enters the sea on the north side of Red Rock a 20 m high headland composed of 300 million year old red jasper, a red form of quartz. Two beaches (NSW 80 & 81) are located either side of the head.

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Beach Patrols Change Day

Red Rock Corindi SLSC

Mon
22/11
Tue
23/11
Wed
24/11
Thu
25/11
Fri
26/11
Sat
27/11
Sun
28/11

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09:00 - 13:00

Red Rock (Lifeguards)

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
24°C
Water
22°C
UV Rating
12 / 11

Hazards

Sharks
Sharks
Bluebottles
Bluebottles
Topographic rips
Topographic rips

Strong Currents

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Public phone
Kiosk
Shade
Park
Picnic
Drinking water
Showers
Toilets Block M/F
Bus
Saturday, 27 Nov 11:08

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.


Red Rock, NSW 2456
Length: 5.2km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10 (Moderately hazardous)
Beach Key: nsw081
COVID warnings legend
Beach at capacity
Restrictions apply
No access to beach
Beach nearing capacity
Access may be restricted
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