Surf lifesaving patrols

Australian lifeguards

Kempsey Shire boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia.

Council traditionally provides a lifeguard service during peak usage periods.

For the 2021 season, the following patrol calendar is anticipated, however this is subject to change as necessitated by public health and social-distancing requirements in the context of coronavirus.

2021 beach patrols

2021 beach patrols - NSW autumn school holiday period
Beach Patrol times Days per week Number of lifeguards
Grassy Head 10am - 4pm 7 days 2
Horseshoe Bay, South West Rocks 10am - 4pm 7 days 2
Main Beach, South West Rocks 10am - 4pm Monday to Friday* 1
Hat Head 10am - 4pm Monday to Friday* 2
Crescent Head 10am - 4pm Monday to Friday* 2

Note: * Number of days per week the beach is monitored by Council lifeguards. Surf Life Saving Clubs provide additional volunteer surf lifesaving services on weekends and public holidays at South West Rocks Main Beach, Hat Head and Crescent Head beaches.

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