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 2020-21 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.

2020-2021 beach patrols

2020-21 beach patrols - NSW summer school holiday period
Beach Patrol times Days per week Number of lifeguards
Grassy Head 9am - 5pm 7 days 2
Horseshoe Bay, South West Rocks 9am - 5pm 7 days 2
Main Beach, South West Rocks 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday* 1
Monday to Friday between Christmas and New Year 1 extra lifeguard
Hat Head 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday* 2
Crescent Head 9am - 5pm 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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