Dreamtime Beach In Fingal Head – Complete Guide

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Dreamtime Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Fingal Head, Northern New South Wales and it truly is a hidden gem!

Surfers and beachgoers come to play and escape the ever-growing crowds on the Gold Coast beaches.

When visiting this epic beach, you will be spoiled with epic waves and an almost empty spot on the sand to enjoy all to yourself. It amazes me how busy and overwhelming the Gold Coast can be at times and that places like Dreamtime Beach this is not too far to reach. You will feel worlds away when you visit this fantastic little spot!

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WHERE IS DREAMTIME BEACH NSW?

Dreamtime Beach is a 10 to 15-minute drive south of the Gold Coast and over the border into Northern New South Wales.

You will need a car to access the Fingal Heads area as public transport is non-existent. Dreamtime Beach is located on the southern side of Fingal Head.

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WHAT TO DO AT DREAMTIME BEACH FINGAL

When I visited, I saw a group of people driving their 4WDs straight down onto the beach for some off-road adventures, so this is an option if you have a vehicle capable of this, although I believe you need a valid fishing permit to do so.

As I mentioned earlier, this beach attracts excellent swell for surfers on the search for waves. You can find left and right-hand breaks along this stretch of coastline.

At the northern end of the beach, you will find some rocky cliffs that can be climbed and explored to have amazing panoramic views of the coastline, and also Cook Island can be spotted in the distance.

My friends and I discovered one of the most epic little rock pools that were too inviting not to go for a dip. When you’re walking along the cliffs on the edge of the ocean keep your eyes peeled for this awesome swim spot!

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FINGAL LIGHTHOUSE

Above the rock pool, follow the dirt trail that will lead you around the headland, and at the top, you will find the Fingal Lighthouse.

In comparison to the Byron Bay Lighthouse, this is just a baby though it’s a great point of interest to check out while you are exploring the Fingal Beach area.

The grassy headland in front of the Fingal Lighthouse is the perfect spot for a picnic, so pack a lunch and a rug to perch up for a couple of hours and enjoy the primitive charm of the place!

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FINGAL BEACH 

Fingal Beach is on located the opposite side of the headland from Dreamtime Beach. The headland itself is a wonderful basalt rock formation that was formed over 23 million years ago from the lava flows of the nearby extinct volcano Mount Warning.

Many nature enthusiasts and photographers flock here to see the basalt rocks and the beauty of Cook Island. The locals also love this spot for throwing a line in hoping to catch some dinner.

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WHAT TO PACK FOR FINGAL

When visiting Fingal, here is a list of items I highly recommend bringing with you;

  • Sunscreen – the Australian sun is very strong, so make sure to pack some high-quality sunscreen.
  • Quick-dry travel towel – a must for drying off after a dip in the ocean or lying out on the sand.
  • Reusable water bottle – stay hydrated by bringing along a reusable water bottle.
  • Dry bag – protect your gadgets from any water damage while you’re at the beach.

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  • Canon EOS R – perfect for traveling, this is the most affordable, compact camera on the market.
  • DJI Mini 3 Pro – take your photos and videos to new heights with this user-friendly drone camera.

 

OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST

There are a few more beaches and waterfalls that you can check out in the Northern New South Whales region which I have listed below:

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WHERE TO STAY NEAR FINGAL

The best area to stay near Fingal Head is in Coolangatta, which is located on the QLD/NSW border. There are dozens of accommodation options in Coolangatta, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay to suit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.

See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

Luxury: Blue C Coolangatta

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Mid Range: Greenmount Hotel

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Budget: Kommune Beach Resort

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MORE AUSTRALIA TRAVEL GUIDES

The coastline and hinterland areas along the east coast of Australia boast countless beaches, lakes, waterfalls, hikes, and many more fun-fuelled adventures waiting to be had!

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FINAL THOUGHTS

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