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I am heading up to northern NSW next week spending some time between Mylstrom/Urunga and Coffs Harbour. May get up to Byron Bay. North Beach looks promising from Google earth. I appreciate winter winds are not ideal and have not checked tides yet. However, just wondered if anybody can recommend locations in that area for buggying - is it worth me taking my kit?

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Can't buggy on main beach at Byron and the others are crap.

The 4wd beach at Lennox head (north of the lake) is ok but busy.

The beaches in ballina are all decent and not too busy. Just a little short and mostly face SE.

The 4wd beach at south ballina is great. Nice and wide and pretty quiet. Need to take a car ferry across the river to get there though.

The beach at Evans head is the best and is where I usually kite. Go to the 4wd access. Beach is wider then south ballina and with very few people. Faces E.

For offshore winds try the rugby grounds in ballina.

Or if you are really keen, the sand bar in the river at low tide (under the bridge near the ballina skate park).

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Hungry head to urunga is a good run.

hungry head is south of urunga, which leads up the beach to the urunga river mouth and back its pretty nice run. (its been a few years since being there though).

another is south from sawtell down to the hippy farm at bundagen.

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Hungry head to urunga is a good run.

hungry head is south of urunga, which leads up the beach to the urunga river mouth and back its pretty nice run. (its been a few years since being there though).

another is south from sawtell down to the hippy farm at bundagen.

Thanks for the advice. Am likely to stay at the caravan park by the beach at Mylestom for a few days so Urunga will be close and will give it a go if I get any wind!

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Thanks for the advice. Wind was NE yesterday about 8 knots. Had a great cruise from Mylestom down to the river mouth at Urunga. Sadly wind increased to about 10/12 knots but turned N, straight down the beach so it was a long walk home! Worth it though for somebody who spends most of his buggying time on ovals!

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It's been a few years since I was there last but if the Northerly is blowing and you've got somebody willing to drive for you, one option may be to get on the beach at the boat launch site at Wenonah Head (South from Urunga on Hungry Head Road then Left into Osprey Drive & follow to the end) and there's a nice run South to Valla. Just before the point at Valla there's a path going up to the road where your driver can pick you up again. If the wind's from the South just do the reverse. Keep on doing the loop till your driver's sense of humour starts failing ;) I don't buggy so just check out if buggy access on the Valla side is possible before committing. Access on the Wenonah side is no problem. During the week you may come across a few folk walking from Valla or the occasional fisherman's 4x4 but being out of holiday season you should have the place pretty much to yourself. There's definitely less vehicle traffic than the Mylstrom to Bellinger River stretch.

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Mmmmm. I don't think I dare ask "she who must be obeyed" to drive me to and from start points on the beach for buggying! I reckon I'm lucky to get away with sneaking off to buggy for a few hours whilst "her indoors" sits by the caravan with her oil painting!

Today the winds were NE at 17 knots gusting much more, so walked up to the rocks north of Mylestom and came all the way back along the beach tacking to and fro. Great fun using my 8m Apex rather than the 9m Flysurfer Peak. With this cold front coming through there are 17 knot plus WNW winds predicted tomorrow afternoon with a late low tide so hoping to get a good run in.

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It's all about the art of persuasion - "Why dont' you go and do a bit of shopping in Coffs and see if you can find something nice to wear? Oh, can you just drop me off at Sawtell on your way?" . . . . good run all the way back to Mylstrom ;)

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Not wanting to risk the wife spending money in Coffs, I walked down to North Beach again this afternoon and pursuaded her to bring her camera. Low tide is of course later and the winds were quite strong although all over the place. Took out my 5m Frenzy and had a decent run down the beach. The cold front is predicted to come over tomorrow and it looks as though winds are not good. Also tides are now not so favorable. However, well worth bringing the buggy and kites along.

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