Redhead Beach, New South Wales

This beach is an easy 10 min drive from our current home… The kiosk is more like a cafe with decent food and service and when the sun sets on the ore enriched cliff, the beach lights up like the naive cheek of a Disney princess in the glow of her surprisingly unencubering magical long hair. The hair ends up being the near-death of poor princess unfortunately, but Redhead Beach is simply beautiful at this time of day… and all the rest of the day too.

Its the one beach around here that I never tire of taking photos at… there is the cliff, some small caves, a vintage shark lookout tower, amazing dunes and also an array of wildlife (including ducks, gulls, swans, crabs and just actual wild humans) and avid surfers that are great to watch. On a perfect day its perfect, and in a storm it is spectacular!

Embers

Embers

Erosion

Erosion

Redhead Rocks

Redhead Rocks

Mummy and Daughter beach running

Mummy and Daughter beach running – taken by Mr.3

 

Also if you feel like a bit of an explore, to tire the kids out nice and good before nap time, you should do the Ken & Audrey Owens walk. This is pram and wheelchair doable and there are a few little trails you can take, this is where you will see the swans, ducks and the lagoon in the dune.. which I especially love because it rhymes. The loop takes an hour (ish) more if you stop to take photos every five steps and even more if your 3 year old has an emergency toilet situation. Do this one in the day time, early morning preferably to get the benefit of the wildlife being active and also not feeling too creepy in the forest type parts… There is always something to see and everyone will love it!

This website will give you all the info you need about the walk, inc a map. DONT FORGET mozzie repellant! http://www.visitlakemac.com.au/ken-audrey-owens-walk

Redhead Lagoon + Swans Sand Dunes at the end of Ken and Audrey Walk

 

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