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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Beach patrols by volunteer surf lifesavers have been cancelled for the rest of the season, however Council has increased paid patrols to help prevent emergencies on our beaches.

Read more about our response to COVID-19.

The Tweed has 37 kilometres of coastline featuring some of the most pristine and stunning beaches in NSW. The Tweed coast has four Surf Life Saving Clubs at Salt, Fingal Head, Cabarita and Kingscliff.

A detailed description of each beach as well as what beaches are patrolled and when can also be found by visiting Surf Life Saving - Find a beach (external link).

Tweed's Gazetted beaches include:

  • Letitia Beach
  • Kingscliff Beach
  • South Kingscliff Beach
  • Casuarina Beach
  • Bogangar Beach
  • Cabarita Beach
  • Cudgera Beach
  • Pottsville Beach
  • Mooball Beach
  • Wooyung Beach

Dreamtime Beach - Due to the rough surf conditions and drownings, it is recommended that there is no swimming at Dreamtime Beach. It is always best to swim at a patrolled beach. Please refer to the Life Guard Patrol below and NSW Surf Life Saving - Find a beach (external link).

Council does not permit the lighting of fires on Council controlled land, this includes beaches.

Members of the public wishing to use one of the Tweed beaches for recreational business purposes should contact Council for the appropriate permit.

For information about weddings or events on beaches see Parks, Gardens and Reserves.

For information about filming on a beach see Filming and Photography.

For more information about beach access and permits please also see Vehicle Permits.

Horses may be ridden on beaches where there is no signage stating that this activity is prohibited. This also includes coastal creek areas. However horses are not permitted in areas that are patrolled by surf life saving associations and where there are areas of high pedestrian traffic. Riders are also requested, where possible, to remove and dispose of any manure that may be deposited in a public place. Council anticipates the cooperation of all equine clubs and horse riders in these matter and favours self regulation as the most effective form of control, however, failing to comply with the above request may result in Council undertaking alternative measures to assist in regulation.

Life Guard Patrols

For Tweed specific information about beach patrols and rules on 'No Flag No Swim' download the No Flags No Swim Brochure (1.58mB PDF)

Dreamtime Beach has no patrol and due to the rough surf conditions and drownings it is not a suitable beach for swimming.

Beach Name

Spring School Holidays NSW

Christmas School Holidays NSW

Autumn School Holidays NSW

*Fringe Season

Duranbah

7 Days


26 September 2020 to 11 October 2020 - 9am to 5pm

7 Days

28 November 2020 to 20 December 2020 - 9am to 5pm

21 December 2020 to 26 January 2021 - 9am to 6pm
7 Days

1 March 2021 to 26 April 2020 - 9am to 5pm
7 Days

28 January 2021 to 28 February 2021 - 9am to 5pm

Weekends only

1 March 2021 to 2 April 2021 - 9am to 5pm
Fingal

Mon - Fri


26 September 2020 to 11 October 2020 - 9am to 5pm

Mon - Fri
(excludes weekends and Public Holidays)

19 December 2020 to 26 January 2020 - 9am to 6pm
Mon - Fri
(excludes weekends and Public Holidays)

3 April 2021 to 18 April 2021 - 9am to 5pm

Kingscliff North
(near Holiday Park)

7 Days


12 December 2020 to 26 January 2021 - 9am to 6pm

7 Days


3 April 2021 to 18 April 2021 - 9am to 5pm


Cudgen/Kingscliff

Mon - Fri (excludes weekends and Public Holidays)


26 September 2020 to 20 December 2020

Mon - Fri
(excludes weekends and Public Holidays)

21 December 2020 to 26 January 2021 - 9am to 6pm
Mon - Fri
(excludes weekends and Public Holidays)

3 April 2021 to 18 April 2021 - 9am to 5pm
Mon - Fri
(excludes weekends and Public Holidays)

27 January 2021 to 18 April 2021 - 9am to 5pm
SALT (South Kingscliff Beach)

Mon - Fri (excludes weekends and Public Holidays)


26 September 2020 to 11 October 2020 - 9am to 5pm

Mon - Fri

(excludes weekends and Public Holidays)


19 December 2020 to 26 January 2021 - 9am to 5pm

Mon - Fri

(excludes weekends and Public Holidays)


3 April 2021 to 18 April 2021 - 9am to 5pm


Casuarina

7 Days


26 September 2020 to 11 October 2020 - 9am to 5pm

7 Days

19 December 2020 to 26 January 2021 - 9am to 6pm
7 Days

3 April 2021 to 18 April 2021 - 9am to 5pm
Weekends only

30 January 2021 to 28 March 2021 - 9am to 5pm
Cabarita

Mon - Fri (excludes weekends and Public Holidays)


26 September 2020 to 11 October 2020 - 9am to 5pm

Mon - Fri
(excludes weekends and Public Holidays)

19 December 2020 to 26 January 2021 - 9am to 6pm
Mon - Fri
(excludes weekends and Public Holidays)

3 April 2021 to 18 April 2021 - 9am to 5pm

Hastings Point

7 Days


26 September 2020 to 11 October 2020 - 9am to 5pm

7 Days

19 December 2020 to 26 January 2021 - 9am to 6pm
7 Days

3 April 2021 to 18 April 2021 - 9am to 5pm
Weekends only

20 January 2021 to 28 April 2021 - 9am to 5pm
Pottsville North
(from mouth of creek to 500m
north of that point)

7 Days


26 September 2020 to 11 October 2020 - 9am to 5pm

7 Days

19 December 2020 to 26 January 2021 - 9am to 6pm
7 Days

3 April 2021 to 18 April 2021 - 9am to 5pm

Mooball (Pottsville South)

7 Days


26 September 2020 to 11 October 2020 - 9am to 5pm

7 Days

19 December 2020 to 26 January 2021 - 9am to 6pm
7 Days

3 April 2021 to 18 April 2021 - 9am to 5pm

*Fringe Season - end of Christmas school holidays to beginning of the autumn school holidays

For further information about patrolled beaches in the Tweed, please see NSW Surf Life Saving - Find a beach (external link).

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