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Scotts Head

Scotts Head - // Australia's surfing coast //

The only true point-break in the Nambucca region, Scotts Head is traditionally more for intermediate and advanced board-riders than beginners. The break itself is a long right-hander and, particularly when sanded up, is regarded as one of the premier waves along this bit of coastline.

“The Point” is best in south-east to south-west winds on an east or south-east swell, while out front of town are a few handy beach breaks are ideal for holiday fun and frolics.

Most houses hereabouts are holiday rentals, so outside of peak holiday times there are deals to be had. A couple of cafes and a general supermarket cater to most needs while the region’s hub for accommodation and services, Nambucca Heads, is a 28km drive north.

Meanwhile Grassy Head can best be described as neighbouring Scotts Head, with its own right-hand point break and handful of beach breaks, backed by Grassy Head Caravan Park. This is a great beach for learn-to-surfers and the cabins and camping/caravan sites just 200 metres from the ocean work well for families and those on a surf safari.

Getting there:
Scotts Head is 500km north of Sydney, about five hours' drive.

Learn to surf school:
Scotts Head Surf School

Things to see and do in Scotts Head