Beaches and lifeguards

Kingscliff beach

The Tweed has 37 kilometres of coastline with some of the most pristine and stunning beaches in NSW.

Swim safely at the beach

There are 4 Surf Life Saving Clubs in the Tweed, 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

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

It's always best to swim at a patrolled beach.

No fires on beaches

Council does not permit the lighting of fires on Council controlled land, this includes beaches.  Please report fires to NSW Fire 000.

Permits for beaches

If you would like to use Tweed beaches for business purposes contact Council for the appropriate permit:

Horses on beaches

Horses may be ridden on beaches where there is no signage stating that this activity is prohibited. This also includes coastal creek areas.

Horses are not permitted in areas patrolled by surf life saving associations or where there are areas of high pedestrian traffic.

Riders are requested 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 this matter and favours self regulation. However, failing to comply with the above request may result in Council action under the regulations.

Report a problem

Using our online form, let us know if there is beach track restoration required or rubbish dumped along any of our beautiful coastline.

Life guard patrols

For information about beach patrols and rules in the Tweed visit

Beachsafe app

Beachsafe app

Brought to you by Surf Life Saving Australia, the Beachsafe app includes patrols, weather, surf conditions and hazards plus the local facilities for all Australian beaches. Beachsafe also provides expert advice about rip currents, flags and signs, waves, marine creatures, surf skills and more.

Frequently asked questions

Can I scatter the ashes of my loved one at the beach?

This practice is allowed throughout the Shire. 

However, customers are advised that it is their responsibility to ensure that the general public are not impacted or affected by the ashes being scattered (ie. be mindful of wind and it's direction before scattering of ashes) and that ashes are not scattered in the vicinity of bathers or beach users.

I need a metal detector to find a lost item, who can I call?

Mr Alan Davis 02 6676 2685

Al is happy to help you find your lost items in the local area.

  • No fee
  • No reward expected
  • Pottsville resident
  • Member NAPFA