Scotts Head is on Pacific Highway (A1)
Check out the amenities block in the Scotts Head Reserve Picnic area adjoining the caravan park with its many mosaic murals
Energetic instructors teach 1.5 hour surf lessons at Main Beach, Scotts Head. The beach is patrolled on summer weekends and holidays. The sand is squeaky clean and even some of today's world champion surfers learnt to ride the waves here at this very popular surfing beach.
Turn off the highway onto Scotts Head Road, 4.6 kilometres south of Macksville then drive another 12 kilometres to the seaside village of Scotts Head.
The Surf Club Headland lies at the southern end of Main Beach (also known as Forster Beach) and is accessed from the Main Beach car park. A wooden staircase leads to a viewing platform and then a narrow sealed walkway continues from the viewing platform to yet another viewing platform with 180 degrees views over Little Beach on the right to the Pacific Ocean on the left. Both of these viewing platforms are ideal places to spot migrating whales between May and October or dolphins at any time of the year. It is also a popular spot for the surfing fraternity. The walkway, which has quite a steep incline on the way up, has seating along the way as well as at the lookout. A welcome relief for those of us who are not so fit.
Turn east off the Pacific Highway 4.5 kilometres south of Macksville and 15.5 kilometres north of the Stuarts Point turn off onto Scotts Head Road which becomes Waratah Street when you reach the village of Scotts Head. Veer right at the bottom of the hill onto Short Street and the car park is at the end of the road. It is 12 kilometres from the highway.