THE BOAT CHANNEL - SEVEN MILE BEACH, LENNOX HEAD Take a right out of park lane onto Ballina street, then and lef t down Rutherford street all the way to the end approximately a 5 minute walk. Also known as Lennox Reef covers 1.5 km’s along Seven Mile Beach. The reef, directly in front of the main street, contains a vast variety of marine life and is a favourite snorkeling spot. As it is protected from the south it is really safe for swimming, surfing, fishing and family outing activities. This is a popular local spot for swimming training. No toilets or showers.
MAIN BEACH - PACIFIC PARADE, LENNOX HEAD It is a great surfing and swimming area patrolled by lifeguards and volunteers from September to the end of the Easter break. It offers café and toilet access from the surf.
LAKE AINSWORTH A fresh water lake stained by the tea trees that line its banks this favourite shady spot is a great family swimming and picnic area with easy access to the surf just nort h of the village of Lennox Head. Toilet and BBQ facilities.
FLAT ROCK - FLAT ROCK RD, EAST BALLINA Adjacent to the Flat Rock Tent Park this area remains a favourite for families as it is protected from the south. Is safe for swimming and provides great surfing waves for beginners. There are also plenty of birds and sea life to explore in the rock pools. Toilet facilities an d camp shop.
SHELLY BEACH ROCK POOLS- SHELLY BEACH ROAD, EAST BALLINA A wading pool at Shelly Beach has been built into the rocks and is perfect for toddlers. The beach itself is patrolled in school holidays and has toilet and shower facilities.
SHAWS BAY - BRIGHTON STREET, EAST BALLINA This beach is a calm family swimming spot, with shade and picnic facilities. This is an easy walk across the North Wall which leads to another favourite picnic park and swi mming cove of the Richmond River. Toilets and BBQ’s.
THE SERPENTINE - RIGHT TURN OFF HILL ST BEFORE THE BRIDGE, BALLINA This sandy area along the banks of North Creek offers a refreshing swimming area and, with its large areas of shallows, is a favourite family area. It has great wading areas for toddlers due to its shallow spots and has huge trees providing shade on the beach. Toilets across the road.
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