Seven Mile Beach – Lennox Head

Seven Mile Beach - Lennox Head

New South Wales, North Coast


This long and exposed beach that stretches north from the town of Lennox Head can be a good spot to escape the crowds of Byron and find an empty peak or sandbar, even during the busy summer season. Seven Mile Beach picks up a decent amount of swell and strong rips and gutters are present, so it's best suited to beginner surfers when the waves here are small and the winds are light or offshore (west winds).

Wave Type
Fast and steep peaks mixed with close outs break all along the beach. Avoid the coffee rock and crowds at the southern end of the beach. The best sandbars with fewer crowds for beginners can often be found around the beautiful freshwater tea-tree Lake Ainsworth, just to the north of the Lennox Head township - the surf club is also located here. Find a broad sandbar that is attached to the beach and stick to it by having a landmark on the beach, as currents caused by rips and longshore gutters can be strong.

As this beach is open to winds from all directions, it's a good idea to surf early for smoother surf conditions, as on many days the wind strengthens throughout the day. When the waves are too big here, or during south winds, head to the sheltered Clarkes and Main Beach in Byron Bay for easier surfing conditions. Between here and Ballina to the south, the sheltered southern corner of Flat Rock can also be fun on small to moderate south swells and south winds.

Good Wind Direction
Best in North West to South West winds

Good Swell Direction For Fun Beginner Waves
Small North to East to South swells.

Hazards
Rip currents, marine life and rocks.

Have fun surfing Lennox Head by practicing surfing etiquette and surf safety.

Access
Walk from town or park behind the length of the beach as far north as Lake Ainsworth.

Lifeguard Patrolled
Patrolled daily from the end of September until the end of January and on weekends and public holidays until the end of April - always swim between the red and yellow flags.

Amenities
Located in the car park at Lake Ainsworth and just south at the surf club.

Closest Shops
Lennox head is home to cafes (including at the surf club), restaurants, take away shops, surf shops, boutiques and a hotel. The larger Ballina and Byron Bay provide more services.

Photos of Seven Mile Beach

Lennox Head Beach looking north

Lennox Head Beach
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe

Lennox Head Beach looking south

Fast peaks fanned by winter offshores.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe

Lennox Head surfing

Lennox Head surfing lesson
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe

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