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Poking Around In Pottsville

  • February 12, 2020
  • By 50 Shades
  • 30 Comments
Poking Around In Pottsville

On a stinking hot day, what could be more superb than floating on your back under a blue sky down a tidal creek in crystal clear water? This creek is actually an estuary called Mooball Creek in the village of Pottsville on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales. Three years ago we spent three perfect, but sweltering days camped here on the creek poking around in Pottsville.

Mooball Creek at Sunset

Pottsville

Pottsville is one of a string of pretty coastal villages along the Tweed Coast, 32 kilometres south of Tweed Heads in Northern New South Wales. The town is the largest of all the towns along the Tweed Coast strip and is self-sufficient with a supermarket, bakery, shops, tavern, cafes and restaurants.

Mis Amigos – one of the popular restaurants in Pottsville

There is a large Sports Club that serves as the hub of community life and a picturesque nine-hole golf club is just a short drive away on the outskirts of town. Plus it has schools and a medical centre. There are wonderful markets held here on the first and third Sunday of each month from 7:30am that are brimming with local grown and made produce, crafts, entertainment and much more.

Mooball Creek

Mooball Creek at Pottsville

You can kayak or canoe upstream on the tranquil Mooball Creek for around 6 kms, where eventually emerging from the tree cover you are greeted with a stunning view of Wollumbin or Mt Warning.

Kayaking on Mooball Creek

Where to stay in Pottsville

The town boasts two caravan parks, Pottsville South and Pottsville North Caravan Parks. We stayed at Pottsville South Caravan Park located on the banks of the Mooball Creek and only a short walking distance to the beach.

View from our caravan site at Pottsville South Caravan Park

If camping is not your thing then there are plenty of Pottsville accommodation options including holiday homes, apartments and motel. BOOK YOUR POTTSVILLE ACCOMMODATION HERE.

Pottsville Environment Park

One of Pottsville’s hidden treasures is the Pottsville Environment Park, 54 hectares of coastal vegetation set between the two arms of Cudgera Creek, off Centennial Drive just west of town.

Cudgera Creek at Hastings Point

The Park contains fresh and saltwater mangrove wetlands, coastal eucalypt forests and remnants of heath and rainforest. There are 4 kilometres of walking tracks that also include wetland boardwalks and viewing platforms by the creek. These tracks are also perfect for cycling.

Cudgen Nature Reserve

Pottsville to Cabarita Beach Cycling/Walking Track

A cycling or walking track runs from Pottsville northwards adjacent to Tweed Coast Road all the way to Kingscliff, via the Casuarina Beach new beachside development.

Pottsville to Cabarita Pathway

We cycled the path for a distance of 7 kilometres to the village of Cabarita enjoying the views at Hastings Point and Cabarita Headland along the way.

Cabarita Headland

Pottsville Beaches

Pottsville Beach stretches for kilometres on either side of the Mooball Creek estuary and is popular for beach fishing, surfing and beach walking.

Beach Fisherman at Pottsville Beach

If you head south along the beach you will spy the reefs and rocks of Black Rocks in the distance, that produce a popular surfing and fishing spot.

Black Rocks at Pottsville

The beaches of Pottsville are patrolled at two different places, making it safe to swim.

Pottsville Beach North

Out of all of the Tweed Coast Villages, Pottsville is exemplary. I should know because I now live here and I have stayed at all of them at one time or another. It is a perfect place for families with the calm water, sandy beach Mooball Creek; an awesome spot for kayakers, fishermen and surfers; and a nature-lover’s paradise.

Have you discovered the Tweed Coast? Where is your favourite coastal holiday spot?

 

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By 50 Shades, February 12, 2020 Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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50 Shades

Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.

30 Comments
  • Jan
    February 2, 2017

    Potty (as it’s known in our house) is a beaut spot. Rowan’s Mum used to live at Cabarita, so we have spent quite a bit of time in the area. Pottsville seems to have a particular charm and personality, greater than Cabarita.

    • Kathy
      February 2, 2017

      We’ve stayed in Cabarita several times and love it there too, but Pottsville offered a little more in the way of things to do and see, plus has more places to eat and shop. We will definitely return again. :) #TeamLovinLife

  • Jo@JoSimplyWill
    February 2, 2017

    My 2 besties and I had our annual beach holiday at Pottsville a few years ago, in a terrific old house right on the beach. Your post makes me want to go back. I see there are lots of things that we missed – probably too busy with our usual activities of eating, drinking, and shopping! We haven’t settled on a location for next January’s trip as yet, so I think I’ll suggest going back there. Will definitely visit some of your featured spots next time.

    • Kathy
      February 2, 2017

      It’s strange how you can stay at a holiday spot and not actually get out and about to see and everything on offer. I must confess that I did my research for this article and made a couple of discoveries myself! It is a beautiful spot for a restful and relaxing break. :) #TeamLovinLife

  • Jo tracey
    February 2, 2017

    Love a good explore post. That headland just cries out to be walked.

    • Kathy
      February 2, 2017

      Oh yes Jo. We have walked that headland many times! It is the perfect place to plop yourself on the top of the headland and look out for frolicking whales in season and at other times dolphins playing. :) #TeamLovinLife

  • Lyndall @ SeizeTheDayProject
    February 2, 2017

    Pottsville is such a pretty place. You can see why it’s become so popular in recent years. In the time we’ve lived nearby, it’s gone from being a tiny seaside village to a full blown town with a range of services and schools. #TeamLovinLife

    • Kathy
      February 2, 2017

      Pottsville has really expanded. My brother lived in one of the housing estates on the outskirts of town for a few years and we visited often. I could possibly live here in retirement. But for now short caravan trips to Mooball Creek will suffice! :)

  • Sue
    February 2, 2017

    Hi Kathy! My one and only camping trip was to Pottsville and that was an experience! Take the kids they said, every child should go camping they said. So we went camping with another family and at 2am there was a huge storm with howling winds and rain. Enough for me – let’s go home! Your photos have made me think that I should forget my previous experience and re-visit this lovely place. Thanks for hosting the linkup!

    • Kathy
      February 2, 2017

      Don’t worry Sue, the first time we visited Pottsville we experienced storms and torrential rain for days and were holed up in our caravan for days, that we discovered was leaking! Such funny memories of a disastrous weekend! Camping is great – but only in fair weather! :) #TeamLovinLife

  • Deborah
    February 2, 2017

    It looks like a gorgeous spot. I live the idea of being able to float in the tributaries / estuaries etc… I have one near where I live and have contemplated getting a large blow-up floating thing and floating about. I’m a bit phobic about sharks so steer clear of the ocean though know some rivers get crocs / sharks as well!

    Love the look of Mis Amigos!

    • Kathy
      February 2, 2017

      The only marine life we saw in the creek were small fish like Whiting, but you’re right, sometimes sharks do come down the estuaries. We dined at Mis Amigos and it was delicious. Such a great little coastal village. :)

  • Julie
    February 2, 2017

    Wow those creeks look very kayak-able (is that a word?) – looks like you had a great time

    • Kathy
      February 2, 2017

      I think kayak-able is an acceptable word Julie. They are gorgeous estuary creeks in a gorgeous part of the world. :) #TeamLovinLife

  • jodie
    February 2, 2017

    What a fabulous vacation spot, Kathy!!
    All of this info is going to make me want to come visit!! Especially at this time of year when it’s chilly here!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Kathy
      February 2, 2017

      You must put my part of the world on your travel bucket list Jodie. It would blow you away! :) #TeamLovinLife

  • Leanne|crestingthehill.com.au
    February 2, 2017

    I’ve never been there Kathy (the joys of living in the West!) but it looks great. I love the combination of beach and calmer water and I bet there’s some great little shops and eateries too.

    • Kathy
      February 2, 2017

      Pottsville does offer the best of both worlds. It is a peaceful little coastal village with a few shops, restaurants and services. You would love the Tweed Coast. :) #TeamLovinLife

  • Min@WriteoftheMiddle
    February 2, 2017

    Oh I love Pottsville! We used to go there all the time – before we got married so back in the early 80’s. We stayed in a caravan park. Might have been the same one as you – I can’t remember it’s name. I remember spending a New Year’s Eve at the Pottsville Bowl’s Club – had a blast haha! I’m sure it’s changed quite a bit now down there – must visit again soon! :-) #TeamLovinLife

    • Kathy
      February 2, 2017

      I stayed at the caravan park back in 1989 when my son was a little baby (that’s how I remember the year), but haven’t been back since. It really is a lovely little town with lots of good things on offer. The creek and beach are both fantastic. We walked down the beach and barely saw another soul. The town has undergone a lot of new development but still retains its charm. :)

  • Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit
    February 2, 2017

    Mis Amigos looks cute!
    #TeamLovinLife

    • Kathy
      February 2, 2017

      Mis Amigos was located in an old house and not only had a great ambience but the Mexican food was delicious! :)

  • Jo
    February 2, 2017

    Pottsville looks such a pretty place. I’d love to be kayaking on the creek – such amazing coloured water too. Each time I read your posts I want to get in the car and travel!

    • Kathy
      February 3, 2017

      I think it’s time you did come over to the East Coast for a holiday. There are plenty of lovely spots just like this one! :)

  • Janet Camilleri
    February 3, 2017

    What a magic spot! It looks like Tallebudgera (which I love) but not as crowded :-)

    • Kathy
      February 3, 2017

      Pottsville is a lovely little holiday spot and good to get away from the overly busy Gold Coast. You wouldn’t even get a spot at Tallebudgera Creek – it has been so crowded there over Summer. :) #TeamLovinLife

  • Deb
    February 28, 2020

    Hi Kathy, lovely to read your comments on the surrounds to MY new home at Pottsville. Still settling in, trying to learn how to do the retirement thing…..😀

    • Kathy
      February 29, 2020

      Hello Deb, it’s lovely to meet you and thank you for visiting my blog. Pottsville is a great little town, as is the rest of the coastal strip along the Tweed Coast. Retirement does take a little getting used to but I’m sure you will find plenty of things to fill your time. We have a great Facebook page in Kingscliff called Kingscliff Happenings that informs us of everything happening in the area. Maybe Pottsville has a similar one? Enjoy your new surrounds.

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