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Crescent Head

Surfing Mecca

sunny 27 °C

Crescent Head is not too far down the coast from South West Rocks and also has the same clear green ocean and beautiful sandy beaches. Crescent Head has long been a famous surfing town with its point break drawing surfers to its long gentle waves peeling down the point. It is a small town but it attracts lots of visiting surfers and families. We chose to stay 7km out of town at the Waves Campground which is situated across the road from the beach near the rock formation called Delicate Nobby. The camp sites are spread out in a lovely bush setting and come with hot showers, flushing toilets, free laundry, rainwater, camp kitchen and fire pits all for $25 for a powered site or $20 unpowered. Compare this to the national park campground just up the road which has drop toilets only for $24 a night, it’s a no brainer. We loved it here so much we stayed for 4 nights and would have stayed longer if we could have.

Early morning walks on the magnificent beach here were a great way to start the day. There are a number of headlands with protected points here which are suited to surfing plus numerous beach breaks to choose from so crowded surf is not an issue as long as you stay away from Crescent Head itself which draws the crowd. I managed to get a few surfs in here at different spots, usually by myself. Point Plommer just south of the campground also has a campground and it looked busy with families when we visited. The walk up and around the point gives great views along the coast and looks down on some interesting rock formations. Queens Head Beach allows vehicle access onto the beach and is popular with surfers. We drove down onto the beach one afternoon, put out the car awning and spent a few hours swimming, watching dolphins play in the waves and lapping up the beautiful sunny weather.

We are really loving the North coast of NSW, the climate here is just about perfect, the beaches are beautiful and clean, natural beauty is everywhere and the area is not overcrowded. Crescent Head turned on the good weather for us and made it hard to keep moving, but our big lap is quickly coming to an end and we have a few more places we still want to see.

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Posted by OzJourney 02:32 Archived in Australia

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