Dreamtime Beach

Dreamtime Beach - Australia
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Sitting to the south of the little headland of Fingal Head, near the NSW/Queensland border, is the beautiful 5km stretch of golden sand known as Dreamtime Beach. The beach here is a different world to the busier, more developed Fingal beach on the other side of the scrubby headland with Tweed Heads and the Gold Coast beyond.

The beach’s name harks back to a time when the indigenous Minjungbal people laid claim to this land and some of this reflective nature seems to have remained. Despite its proximity to this built up area of the coast Dreamtime beach is rarely anything but quiet and the length of this gentle crescent of sand means you can always find a patch of pristine beach to yourself.

Unlike the beaches to the north Dreamtime has been spared the ravages of development and still retains a backdrop of unbroken, thick vegetation. This is what makes the beach here special and keeps it ever popular with the local families who have made this their beach.

If visiting it is definitely worth taking a stroll out to the little lighthouse on Fingal Head and taking in the views up and down the coast, and out to Cook Island which sits just off the coast. Just off the tip of the headland is the “Giants Causeway”, a heart shape rock formation that was formed from lava flowing from Mount Warning into the sea here many milenia ago. This is a great spot for fishing and a favourite with early morning photographers trying to capture the sunrise.

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