Scotts Head


Scotts Head is a tranquil beach town about 480 km north of Sydney or 484km south of Brisbane. It is famous largely for its three coves, spectacular long beach, surf and the sense of tranquility. Scotts Head is surrounded by national parks and pristine beaches. Only a handful of houses have genuine ocean frontage and even fewer are true north.

Choose from several squeeky clean and protected beaches. The main beach stretching all the way to Nambucca Heads invites long walks. Few people. And the Little Beach has exciting rock pools for children and pockets of warm water temperatures year round.

The beaches in Scotts Head are ideal swimming beaches, well suited for stand on boards, beginners embarking on board surfing and swimmers of all levels. Long rolling surf, with gentle waves within the lee of the headland and the pristine beach is patrolled by Macksville Scotts Head Surf Life Saving Club on weekends and public holidays from September to April. Further along the main beach where the sea opens up or at Elephant Head with the only true point-break in the Nambucca region, there are waves for more experienced board riders.

The town is 12 km from the the Pacific Highway and Macksville, and 74km from Coffs Harbour to the north or 107 km to Port Macquarie to the South. Also in reach for day trips - Dorrigo, Waterfall Way, Bellingen...

Manning Valley is a food basket of local produce. And market stalls dot the roads through Grassy Head and beyond with old fashioned “honesty tins” for passion fruit, oranges, honey, rich tasty pumpkins, and other treats. Look out for Eungai Creek Buffalo Farm (30 minutes), and Ricardoes Tomatoes and Strawberries (60 mins near Port Macquarie).

"the surf is champagne, the air is often scented with fragrant pine, eucalyptus and sea air".