Seven Mile Beach (NSW52381)

Beach trip report

General Location Lennox Head
Aboriginal Tribe/Language Group Bundjalung people
Access to beach road access to beach
Beach Classification Wave Dominated – Intermediate – Transverse bar and rip
Start Date/Time 29 May 2017 14:26
Start Location (inc Lat/Log) S28° 48.067’ E153° 35.785’
End Date/Time 29 May 2017 15:36
End Location (inc Lat/Log) S28° 43.653’ E153° 36.816’
Mode of Travel Bike
Distance Travelled 8.5km/5.3miles
Location of Sand Sample (lat/Long) S28° 45.310’ E153° 36.073’

Another milestone (sorry about the pun) for the mile beach club, Seven Mile Beach at Lennox Head is the last of all the New South Wales beaches.

Seven Mile Beach is only 8.5 km long (5.3 mile) and while it is suffering some erosion at the southern end, it certainly has not lost 2 miles since its naming. This is an interesting beach that begins at the rain forest covered Jews Head and runs south backed by the 2km wide undeveloped Newrybo Swamp and freshwater Lake Ainsworth both part of a low Pleistocene barrier system.

We arrived in Lennox Head on a beautiful warm sunny day. The place seemed so inviting we changed our plans and booked into the Caravan Park at Lennox Head directly across the road from the beach side carpark. Originally our intention was to arrive, complete the beach and then move on. Maybe the holiday mood is kicking we decided to stay and just enjoy the experience. Joanne decided to join me for the ride down to the start and the 1.5km ride back. She then decided to relax on the beach allowing me to power on up the beach at an average speed of 19.4km/h. The sand conditions were exceptional for riding. I was so glad I chose to ride this beach in its entirety, I did have the option of driving part of the beach as 4WD is allowed on about 3km just north of the Surf Life Saving Club.

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