Hump Day Post: Postcard from Redhead, NSW

I’m lucky to live near one of the beast beaches around in NSW, but then again, I’m biased!

Redhead Bluff

Redhead Bluff

Redhead Beach takes its name from the bluff which is bright red when the sun shines on it. Close to it is a shark tower which was built around 1929 from timber from an old coal mine. It’s believed to be the last remaining shark tower of its kind in Australia before the introduction of shark nets.

Redhead Shark Tower

Historic Shark Tower – Circa 1929

The beach extends to nine miles of coastline and the Redhead Bluff is at its northern end with the Redhead Surf Life Saving Club housed there. It is a patrolled beach at this point during the warmer months.

Redhead Surfer

Surfer and seagull check out the surf

There’s room for us all here: swimmers, walkers, surfers, dogs and 4WD. With so much to do, it’s the perfect location – mostly for locals, so don’t tell anybody, will you?

If I can keep a secret, so can you! 😊

PS: to see Redhead bluff with the sun shining to give it its name, check it out here:


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6 Responses to Hump Day Post: Postcard from Redhead, NSW

  1. I won’t tell anyone because if I lived near something this beautiful I’d want to keep it for myself as well. Gorgeous, and I ‘know’ I could contemplate the meaning of life there while sitting in a beach chair baking my bones. 🙂

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  2. Peta Kaplan says:

    How lovely! Okay I wont ask “whereabout in Australia”. Recently I met some Australians in Sri Lanka, who were telling me how beautiful their beaches are back home. I guess they were telling the truth!


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    • Hi Peta, thanks for stopping by. So Redhead is in the state of New South Wales (NSW) and whilst it might sound like we’re boasting, we really do have some amazing beaches down under. One of the beauty of them are – most of them are not crowded, so there’s plenty of room! I love what you guys have done – pretty gutsy!


  3. Tina Schell says:

    Looks gorgeous but I don’t think I’d be swimming anywhere that a shark tower is necessary!

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