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Dudley Beach (NSW 249) is located on the southern side of Little Redhead Point and trends due southwest for 1.3 km, to the beginning of a high rocky section of coast. The suburb of Dudley is located on the 100 m high clifftop 1 km south of each. Attempts to build a road to the beach were made early last century when Dudley was a large coal mining town but with no beach access. In 1930 a surf club known as Dudley-Whitebridge was formed to patrol the beach. However no road came and the club ceased in 1935. A road does now lead to the beach with two parking areas in the centre of the beach, one located for viewing, the other for beach access. The beach faces southeast, receives high waves averaging 1.6 m and has a well developed bar and rips system, usually consisting of 4-5 beach rips and two strong permanent rips against the rocks. Two small creeks cross the beach toward each end.
Beach Length: 1.3km
General Hazard Rating: 6/10

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Formal parking area
Formal parking area



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