Nambucca Shire has many stunning beaches to explore and enjoy. A variety of services such as access ramps, life saving, caravan parks, boat ramps, barbecues, public amenity blocks etc are also available nearby.
During the summer season, weekend life saving at Nambucca Heads and Scotts Head is provided by the respective Surf Life Saving Clubs.
During the Christmas School Holidays, Council has engaged Surf Life Saving Servies Pty Ltd (trading as the Australian Lifeguard Service) to provide surf life saving services for the period commencing Saturday 19 December 2020 to Tuesday 26 January 2021 inclusive of Australia Day.
|Nambucca Heads (Main Beach)||2||Monday - Friday||9.00am - 5.00pm|
|Scotts Head (Forster Beach)||2||Monday - Friday||9.00am - 5.00pm|
|Valla Beach South||2||7||9.00am - 5.00pm|
Please click on Beachsafe to find all the information you need to keep informed and stay safe while visiting any of the beaches in the Nambucca Valley Local Government area or the 11726 beaches on the Australian coast.
Beachgoers may now be familiar with the changes to the beach safety flags on beaches in NSW beaches as a result of the new Australian Standard. Please click on New Standard for Beach Safety Flags in NSW for more information.
|Nambucca Heads||Scotts Head||Valla Beach|
|Gordon Park (Electric)||Scotts Head (Electric)||Valla Reserve (Electric)|
|Anzac Park (Electric)|
|Bellwood Park (Electric)|
|Stuart Island (Electric)|
|V-Wall area (Electric)|
Please click here for further information.
Nambucca, Kempsey and Port Macquarie-Hastings local government areas share a common Beach Driving Permit allowing 4WD vehicles to access designated beaches. Private and/or Amateur Fishermen, as well as Professional Fishermen need a Beach Driving Permit to access the beaches in the Nambucca Valley by 4WD.
Under arrangement between the Nambucca Valley, Kempsey Shire and Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, applicants are required to obtain a beach access permit from the Council serving the area in which they reside. Permits are issued on an annual basis (valid from 1 July to 30 June) and a 2 week Tourist Permit is also available. It is a finable offence not to have a Beach Driving Permit which must be clearly displayed as required. Permit holders must comply with the regulations detailed in the Vehicles on Beaches Brochure and all signage.
Access onto beaches in the Nambucca Local Government Area is permitted at the following 3 locations :
Beach Permits are not available for online purchase. Please click here for an application form.
|Beach Driving Permits are available for purchase from:|
|Council's Administration Centre||44 Princess Street, Macksville||8.30am to 4.00pm - Monday to Friday only|
|Visitor Information Centre||57 Riverside Drive, Nambucca Heads||9.00am to 5.00pm - Friday to Sunday only - Closed Christmas day|
This Committee was established to review the provision of vehicular access and control measures on the public beaches in the Nambucca Valley. At the time of the formation of the Committee, membership was sought from the public and now comprises a cross section of commercial and recreational users of the beaches along with interested persons in maintaining the natural environment.
Terms of Reference for the Vehicular Access To Beaches Committee (currently under review)
Our Volunteer Honorary Beach Rangers, on behalf of Nambucca Valley Council, provide a wonderful service to all beach users by enforcing Beach Permit conditions. If you are a regular beach user and would like to become a Volunteer Honorary Beach Ranger, please complete an Application for Volunteer Work and forward it to Council for consideration.