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Exploring Other Beaches

We had a paddle board on the river on the outgoing tide and had a hard time getting back... lots of fun with crystal clear water and sandbanks to play on.

We decided to do some exploring of beaches we had not seen for many years but used to camp at all the time when we were 19 - 20 years old!! Back then we just slept in the car or put up a 2 man tent and never paid or stayed in a camp ground. Today it is national park controlled and set up with camp toilets.

Although close on the map it takes a long time to get there as you have to go inland on the highway towards Grafton before turning off to the coast to Minnie Waters , Diggers Camp and Wooli. They hadn't changed too much and are all lovely little quiet places. Diggers Camp had nice spots to camp on a headland but no facilities at all. Wooli has a great river and small campground.

Heading back south we wanted to check out Pebbly Beach National Park Campground as we had never been here and it sounds really nice. We turned of the highway and drove on a remote road for some time before getting to a track heading to the beach. We ran into the ranger ( a really friendly guy who lives at Pebbly Beach) on the track who advised us how to navigate the creek crossing. Once on the beach looking right we were really close to Red Rock. We turned north and drove up the beach before we exited the beach and crossed a small piece of land before coming out to the creek. It can only be crossed at low tide and wasn't quite on dead low yet but fine to cross. Instead of just driving straight across you have to drive downstream to a fenced area and then cross there where it is most shallow. Driving upstream there is then a short steep track with tight curve to the right. We had read you could tow vans here but that looked a bit hard for a van!

This track bought us over to the isolated lovely beach and crescent shaped bay of Pebbly Beach. There were a number of people camping there some with big vans so we could make it in here! A lot of sites were set up already but no one was there - they had bagged the best spots before the school holidays!

There is no power, water or facilities except for toilets. Would love to come back and camp here. We walked along the beach to a large rocky help with rock pools. Great area to explore.

The weather was not good today and it started to rain on the way back to Red Rock. We stopped in at the lovely big Corindi Club with wide verandahs to have a steak for dinner.

Our campsite

Our campsite


The Expanda

The Expanda


Minnie Waters

Minnie Waters


Diggers Camp

Diggers Camp


Beach Driving to Pebbly Beach

Beach Driving to Pebbly Beach


Beach Drive

Beach Drive


Pebbly Beach

Pebbly Beach


Creek Crossing

Creek Crossing


Creek Crossing

Creek Crossing


Creek

Creek


Leaving Pebbly Beach

Leaving Pebbly Beach


Down to the creek

Down to the creek


Drive downstream

Drive downstream


Heading downstream

Heading downstream


Downstream

Downstream


Downstream

Downstream


Creek driving

Creek driving


Creek driving

Creek driving


Creek Driving

Creek Driving


Across the creek

Across the creek


Across the creek

Across the creek


Crossing the creek

Crossing the creek


Steep right hand turn

Steep right hand turn


Beach driving

Beach driving

Posted by hillbillyramsey 17:00 Archived in Australia

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