Scotts Head, New South Wales

Scotts Head is a coastal suburb of the Nambucca Shire Council Local Government Area in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. Located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, approximately from the Pacific Highway and from Sydney, it stretches southwards from just south of the mouth of the Nambucca River to the town of Scotts Head in the south.

The town, which had a population of 789 at the 2006 census, has a small, centrally located shopping centre, with a general store, bakery, bottle shop, fish and chip shop, surf shop, life saving club, 2 scenic lookouts, gift shop, 2 cafes, a butchery, post office and two real estate agents. It also has a camping ground, which is seasonally busy and a bowling club.

Scotts Head is also the site of a small public school which is attended by around 70 students.


The beach is popular with surfers, offers a picturesque landscape, well known right handed breaks, frequently visited by dolphins and is on the whale migratory route.

The beach is patrolled by life-guards on weekends and public holidays. It is a popular spot for surfing, boogie-boarding, fishing, surf-skiing and swimming.

The beach's main entrance is next to the bowling club and the camping ground, though there is also one down at the headland, by the carpark, one for dogs 50m up the beach and one in the camping ground. Scotts Head is enhanced by its peacful, natural settings, abundant birdlife and close-knit community.

Scotts Head is an excellent holiday destination for families, with its close proximity to the beach, Coffs Harbour, as well as nearby towns such as Bellingen, Urunga, Macksville, Nambucca Heads and Kempsey.

Some neighbouring day trip places are Stuarts Point, Grassy Head, Mount Yarrahapinini, Nambucca and Way-Way Creek reserve.


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