Surf life saving patrols

Kempsey Shire boasts beautiful beaches which are enjoyed all year round by residents and visitors.

Council traditionally provides a lifeguard service during peak usage periods.

Beach patrol calendar

This patrol calendar applies to the NSW autumn school holiday period. Please note the calendar is subject to change, depending on NSW public health orders and coronavirus social distancing requirements.

Site

Number of lifeguards

Days per week

Hours per day

Grassy Head

2

7 days

10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Horseshoe Bay, South West Rocks

2

7 days

10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Main Beach, South West Rocks

1

Monday to Friday,
except public holidays

10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Hat Head

2

Monday to Friday,
except public holidays

10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Crescent Head

2

Monday to Friday,
except public holidays

10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Note: Days per week refers to when beaches are monitored by Council lifeguards. Surf life saving clubs provide additional volunteer surf life saving services on weekends and public holidays at South West Rocks Main Beach, Hat Head and Crescent Head beaches.

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