A stand out destination, Red Rock Beach is north of Coffs Harbour, NSW.
You can see why it has that name – but have you visited?
It is just so special because it has two beaches – offering totally different experiences, a creek and a river! Corindi River and the beaches surround Reflections Holiday Park Red Rock.
After lunch in the picnic area (watching kayakers), we swam at Little Beach, perfect for families at this sheltered cove.
There was even a bit of shade on the sand when we visited from the Pandanus trees. Beware of tidal channels here. Note: there isn’t a lot of room in the beach carpark – but there are walking tracks from the caravan park.
It is a favourite with my sister’s family. They say when tides are right, you can float down the river to Little Beach. And repeat. So bring your noodles and blow up tyres.
Birdwatchers and fishers will love it too, pack the rods and binoculars, as well. You can choose from creek, beach and rock fishing – and there is a boat ramp handy.
You can walk up to the headland, which is part of the Solitary Islands Coastal Walk. Lookout for rockpools and caves. It has a sad history – you can find out more at Corindi Beach and the Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre.
You can also surf and swim at Main Beach – it is patrolled in peak periods. A much more open and exposed beach, watch out for rips.
The caravan park actually has the Surf Club in the grounds! You can camp with your pets in off peak times and there is an off leash beach at Corindi.
Although the holiday town only has a population of 300, you can still enjoy a Chinese meal at the bowling club.
And why is the rock red? It is ancient jasper – a type of red quartz, and perfect for instaworthy photos!
A great one to add to your list – and a lovely weekender at this tiny town or stop off along the Pacific Highway!
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