Blueys Beach and Boomerang Beach are neighbouring communities in the Great Lakes region of the lower mid-north coast of New South Wales. While many Sydneysiders drive much further north to Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour or Byron Bay for their beachside holidays, those in the know make it easy on themselves and spend their holidays at these great beaches.
Boomerang Beach, more commonly just referred to as "Boomerang", is the larger of the two communities, but that doesn’t mean it is large. It is the perfect size for a relaxing holiday without having to sacrifice the little niceties you need to make a vacation perfect. For that matter, Boomerang now even has luxurious accommodations and amenities that compare with those in the bigger, busier tourist centres along the NSW coast.
The first tourists to discover Boomerang Beach were arguably the surfers who discovered it back in the seventies. Its long, wide beach, sandwiched between two headlands that give the beach its distinctive boomerang shape, seems to act like a magnet for waves and on any given day, you can find a good surfing wave to ride there. It may not be world class, but it’s always fun and consistent.
Bluey’s Beach, or simply "Blueys", is just around the corner from Boomerang. It is a smaller community even than Boomerang Beach. Like its neighbour, it is a fun surfing beach and a great family beach. Those lucky families who call Blueys Beach home have a compact, mini-paradise all to themselves, but welcome visitors with open arms.
Every summer and Easter break, tens of thousands of Australians take to the Pacific Highway for their holidays. Most of them make the mistake of sticking with the Pacific Highway until they reach their distant destination. A select few know that the best way to take to the road is to take the slower route and turn off at Lakes Way.
The Lakes Way is one of the most popular tourist drives on this part of the mid-north coast. It doesn’t pass directly through either Boomerang Beach or Bluey’s Beach, but the turn-off onto Boomerang Drive has become a very popular diversion. The Lakes Way Drive, which passes through wonderful bushland, is one of the most enjoyable drives you will find anywhere. Taking the turn-off onto Boomerang Drive makes it all the better.
What better way to spend the day than to take a drive on the open road and take a break at the beach while you’re at it? There is a better way. Instead of stopping for a few hours, book a Boomerang Beach accommodation or a Blueys Beach accommodation and stay for awhile. You’ll love them both and when you leave, you will feel refreshed and renewed. You may even decide there’s no place else you want to go.