Point Plomer Beach

Point Plomer Beach

New South Wales, Mid North Coast


A magical and pristine environment, the right point wave that connects to the beach, along with the beach break itself are epic for beginner surfers. Empty most of the year, this place is very popular in summer and is a great spot to camp - you'll need to book in advance during school holiday periods.

Wave Type
The point break wave forms and breaks over rock and sand and rolls gently to the beach offering long and easy rides that are popular with longboarders. The beach break is mainly a right in front of the point with right and left peaks further north up the beach where the waves are often bigger. The best spot for kids and beginners practising in the whitewater is the inside sandbar located in the southern corner.

Head to the northern corners up and down the coast if the surf is flat at Point Plomer and if the north east wind is up, but be aware that rips and more powerful waves are often present at these exposed and isolated south facing beaches.

Good Wind Direction
Best on South East to North West winds.

Good Swell Direction For Fun Beginner Waves
Small to medium North to East swells and big South Swells.

Hazards
Rocks, rip currents and marine life.

Have fun surfing Point Plomer by practising surfing etiquette and surf safety.

Access
Park next to camping area at the southern end of the beach and dirt car parks are located at the side of the road that backs the beach to the north. Note that driving along the coast road to / from Port Macquarie includes a ferry crossing.

Lifeguard Patrolled
Point Plomer is not patrolled. The closest patrolled beaches are at Crescent Head during the summer season, or at the beaches of Port Macquarie down the coast - always swim between the red and yellow flags.

Beginners & kids are best to surf at beaches when Lifeguards are on patrol or with a friend who has decades of surfing experience.

Amenities
Located in the camping ground at the southern corner of the beach.

Closest Shops
There are no shops at Point Plomer, so bring in supplies, including drinking water. The closest shops are located to the north at Crescent Head.

Photos of Point Plomer Beach

The crystal clear water of Point Plomer.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe

View from the campground
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe

Point Plomer is one of many beautiful beaches on the New South Wales mid north coast.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe

The boulder strewn point break coming to life on a blustery southerly wind and fresh south swell. Beginners are best to stick to the sand bottomed beach break closer to shore.
Photo: Kelly Ratcliffe