Lennox Head Beach - Lennox Head
- Wide, sandy, open beach
- Popular with beach-goers surfers and fishermen alike
- Seasonally patrolled in front of Surf Life Saving Club
- Largest National Surfing Reserve in Australia
Just 20 minutes by car down the coast south from Byron Bay or 15 minutes north from Ballina is Lennox Head Beach.
Lennox Head Beach comprises the southern end of Seven Mile Beach a wide unprotected beach which stretches north from The Point at Lennox Head all the way to Broken Head. As an aside, Seven Mile Beach is actually just under five and a half miles long (8.5km) and although unpatrolled north of the surf club, it does become dog-friendly for a stretch (see photo of signage for specific details) and is an ideal walking beach.
The Surf Club can be located at the northern end of Lennox Village, across the road from Lake Ainsworth and the Lake Ainsworth Holiday Park. The section of this beach in front of the surf club is patrolled throughout the summer by the Lennox Head-Alstonville Surf Life Saving Club: you’ll find the dates and times specified in the lifeguard services guide. Also located here are public toilets, showers and a handy tuck-shop operated by the club serving hot and cold drinks and tasty snacks.
In February 2007, Lennox Head was the third and largest site in Australia to be recognised for its significance to surfing. From the Surf Club south to Flat Rock Beach is National Surfing Reserve -coastal waters acknowledged for their environmental, cultural and historical significance to Australian surfing. The Reserve is home to four main surf breaks; the most famous, filmed and photographed is of course world renowned Lennox Point. Definitely not a spot for beginners it’s a crowded wave at the best of times but the views from the headland are mesmerising and offer little doubt as to its worthiness of Reserve status.