Perched at the southern end of Seven Mile Beach, Lennox Head stands guard over some of the best-rated surfing beaches in the state. But you don’t have to be addicted to rolling waves to enjoy this picturesque resort on Ballina’s northern doorstep.
Fifty metres behind the surfline, freshwater Lake Ainsworth is a popular patch for windsurfers, while a reef just offshore rewards snorkellers and scuba divers.
The Ballina Nature Reserve in the immediate hinterland is interlaced with some scenic rainforest walking trails.
The importance of the area to local Aborigines is reflected in the significant bora ground on the western fringe of the township. The raised earth bora ring is about 32m in diameter.
It is a stiff climb to the top of the Lennox headland, but the views from Pat Morton Lookout across the long strip of beach to the north and south to Rocky Point and Skenners Head are well worth the sweat and the shrieking muscles.
Immediately below the bluff is The Point which creates the unique sets of waves for which dedicated surfers cross the world.