Flagstaff/ Duranbah Beach, Tweed Heads

4.3
#11 of 17 in Outdoors in Tweed Heads
Duranbah Beach, officially known as Flagstaff Beach, is the northernmost beach in New South Wales. Located in the Tweed Shire, Duranbah Beach is situated between the mouth of the Tweed River and the rocky headland Point Danger which also marks the Queensland-New South Wales border. The beach is 350 meters in length with vegetated dunes running along 200 meters. The southern end of the beach features BBQs, sheltered picnic areas and a block of toilets with a shower just behind it.
Duranbah Beach is well known by surfers for its surf break and large swell, it is recognised both nationally and internationally as having a powerful, high-quality surf break for both surfers and bodyboarders (a Bodyboarder getting a barrel shown in the image). Big surfing events have been staged there including the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, the professional surfing contest which was held there in conjunction with Snapper Rocks and state, national and international bodyboarding contests.
Duranbah Beach is popular for its surf conditions. The beach faces east, which exposes it to high wave energy and high longshore rates. The waves are predominantly from the south-easternly side; however, they can come from all seaward directions. The waves are on average 1.3 metres and have reached six metres in height during a king tide. There are often persistent rips and strong tidal currents which make the beach a potentially hazardous place to swim.
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  • This is a very popular surfing beach which wides out to sea. You can view the activities from the hill at Point Danger just south of the beach  more »
  • Visited on Monday 4th February. Easy to get to and plenty of parking. Very popular surfing beach on Qld/NSW border.  more »
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  • Lovely beach but for the more experienced swimmers as it is only patroled by lifeguards during school holidays. Excellent surf location
  • My dog loves this place then for me is a special place, clean and “small” beach, could spend minutes talking about there.

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