A three bedroom beach house with panoramic views three hours drive north of Sydney, located just 50m walk from the sand, we look forward to you choosing Bruce’s house as your on-the-coast “home away from home.”

Five Reason’s to choose Bruce’s

  • Walking distance from beautiful secluded beaches and coastal rainforests.
  • Panoramic views from the verandah, enjoyed with a magazine, a cup of tea or a beer.
  • Table tennis battle on the table downstairs!
  • Large open living room area for relaxing indoors.
  • 50 metres from the beach!

The Beach House

We believe Bruce’s Beach House has everything you need to make your stay into a great and everlasting memory. If you still have unanswered questions, or have stayed with us previously and would like to make a suggestion, please feel free to reach out to us via email

A verandah runs along three sides of the property, and you can arrange the table and deck chairs provided as necessary to get the perfect combination of breeze, view and sun.

There is a kitchen stocked with cooking utensils, pots and pans, a stove and a microwave. There’s also a barbeque downstairs for you to grill up some fish, steaks and sausages.

Downstairs is also the double lockup garage and the table tennis table.

The open living room area is spacious and comfortable, perfect for relaxing.

Other facilities you’d expect in a holiday house by the beach are all there, including washing machine, two bathrooms and television with DVD player.

Beds and Bedrooms

Bruce’s Beach House sleeps comfortably up to seven people in three bedrooms as follows:

Master Bedroom – two people on the queen-size bed.
Twin – two people on single beds.
Bunks – bunk beds plus a trundle bed underneath (three people)

Finally, the ottoman in the living room also folds out into a double-bed in a pinch (no pillows nor quilt).

Please note that there is no linen provided so please bring your own sheets, pillowcases, towels, beach towels, bathmat and drying up cloth.

Local Area

Blackhead has a permanent population of about 50 people, although it does swell to about 200 on weekends and holidays in summer. Beaches, national parks, craft markets, a bowling club and cafes – read on for more!

The Beaches

I hope you like beaches because Bruce’s Beach House has no shortage of them nearby! The main swimming beach starts just 50 metres’ walk from the front door, and is patrolled by Blackhead Surf Lifesaving Club over Summer. It’s well protected from the wind, and never really gets crowded.

North of the swimming area, depending on the time of day you can usually find a few people fishing or surfing.

A short 600m walk/drive to the South is the unpatrolled “Back Beach.” Stretching along Darawank Nature Reserve all the way down to Tuncurry, this beach is a favourite with local surfers.

Heading a little further out you have quick access to the popular Diamond Beach to the North, and if you head South you will find all the beaches in the Forster-Tuncurry area, popular with holidaymakers.

Finally, if waves aren’t your thing then there is the ocean pool in front of the Lifesaving Club for a relaxing dip or a couple of laps.

National Parks

There are three walking trails all within close proximity to Blackhead Beach, showcasing beautiful littoral rainforest and coastal landforms:

  1. To the North you can walk through the Blackhead Flora Reserve along the lagoon then looping back around to the beach.
  2. North of Blackhead Beach you can explore the Red Head Rainforest Reserve and Shelly Beach.
  3. The top of the hill just south of the beach marks the entrance to the Blackhead Rainforest Reserve (including lookout points). The trails take you down to Back Beach and through a bit of the Darawank Nature Reserve.

The following link has more detail on these three trails plus a couple more in the area:

Blackhead Bazaar

Worth a visit to Blackhead just for this, the 130-odd stalls of handicrafts, homegrown vegetables, home-baked cakes, gifts and more that make up the once-monthly markets. First Sunday of the month September to May, weather permitting, 8am until 1pm.

More information here:

Rates and Availability

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