DREAMTIME BEACH IN FINGAL, NORTHERN NSW – COMPLETE GUIDE

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Dreamtime Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Northern New South Wales and it truly is a hidden gem! Surfers and beachgoers come to play at Dreamtime Beach and to escape the ever-growing crowds of the beaches on the Gold Coast.

When visiting this epic Fingal Beach, you will be spoiled with epic waves and an almost empty spot on the sand at Dreamtime Beach. It amazes me how busy and overwhelming the Gold Coast can be at times and that places like Dreamtime Beach this is not too far to reach. You will feel worlds away when you visit this fantastic little spot!

 

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WHERE TO FIND DREAMTIME BEACH NSW

Dreamtime Beach is a 10 to 15-minute drive south of the Gold Coast and over the border into Northern New South Wales.

You will need a car to access the Fingal Heads area as public transport is non-existent. Dreamtime Beach is located on the southern side of Fingal Head.

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PIN LOCATION OF DREAMTIME BEACH

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WHAT TO DO AT DREAMTIME BEACH FINGAL

When I visited Dreamtime Beach I saw a group of people driving their 4WD’s straight down on to the beach for some off-road adventures, so this is an option if you have a vehicle capable of this, although I believe you need a valid fishing permit to do so.

As I mentioned earlier, Dreamtime Beach attracts excellent swell for surfers on the search for waves. You can find left and right-hand breaks along this stretch of coastline.

 

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At the northern end of Dreamtime Beach, you will find some rocky cliffs that can be climbed and explored to have amazing panoramic views of the coastline and also Cook Island can be spotted from the top.

My friends and I discovered one of the most epic little rock pools that was too inviting not to go for a dip. When you’re walking along the cliffs on the edge of the ocean keep your eyes peeled for this awesome swim spot!

Dreamtime Beach rock pool

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FINGAL LIGHTHOUSE

Above the rock pool at Dreamtime Beach, follow the dirt trail that will lead you around the headland and at the top you will find the Fingal Lighthouse.

In comparison to the Byron Bay Lighthouse, this is just a baby though it is a great point of interest to check out while you are exploring the Fingal Beach area.

The grassy headland in front of the Fingal Lighthouse is the perfect spot for a picnic, so pack a lunch and a rug to perch up for a couple of hours and enjoy the primitive charm about the place!

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FINGAL BEACH 

Fingal Beach is on located the opposite side of the headland from Dreamtime Beach. The headland itself is a wonderful basalt rock formation that was formed over 23 million years ago from the lava flows of the nearby extinct volcano Mount Warning.

Many nature enthusiasts and photographers flock here to see the basalt rocks and the beauty of Cook Island. The locals also love this spot for throwing a line in hoping to catch some dinner.

Basalt rocks at Fingal Beach

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OTHER SPOTS NEAR DREAMTIME BEACH FINGAL

There are a few more beaches and waterfalls that you can check out near Dreamtime Beach in Northern New South Whales which I have listed below:

 

WHERE TO STAY NEAR DREAMTIME BEACH

The best area to stay near Dreamtime Beach is in Coolangatta, which is located on the QLD/NSW border. There are dozens of accommodation options in Coolangatta, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Coolangatta to suit the needs of budget backpackers and luxury travelers. See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

 

Luxury: Blue C Coolangatta

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Mid Range: Greenmount Hotel

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Budget: Kommune Beach Resort

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AIRBNB DREAMTIME BEACH

Another option for accommodation near Dreamtime Beach is to stay in an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals in Fingal Heads.

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MORE AUSTRALIA TRAVEL GUIDES

• Gold Coast: 3 Day Gold Coast Itinerary

• Gold Coast: 11 Best Gold Coast Beaches

• Springbrook: Springbrook Waterfalls

• Currumbin: Currumbin Rock Pools

• Brisbane: Things To Do In Brisbane

• Byron Bay: Things To Do In Byron Bay

• Sydney: Things To Do In Sydney

• Melbourne: Things To Do In Melbourne

• Fraser Island: Fraser Island Day Trip

 

WHAT TO PACK FOR DREAMTIME BEACH

 

Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables,  drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.

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Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.

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Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!

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Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.

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Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.

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Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.

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Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.

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Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions. 

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Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.

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MY CAMERA GEAR

 

Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included. 

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Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.

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Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket. 

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Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!

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Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.

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GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!

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Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.

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External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.

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FINAL THOUGHTS OF DREAMTIME BEACH

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions at all about Dreamtime Beach, please leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can!

Happy Adventuring!

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