Grassy Beach (NSW 133) extends for 2 km between Middle and Grassy heads and is also backed by a low foredune plain which abuts the steeper slopes which rise 220 m to Cooks Knob. The southern end in lee of Grassy Head is a popular spot with a shady camping area often good beach and point surfing breaks against Grassy Head, and beach and rock fishing. Its popularity resulted in a surf club being formed for a few years from 1958. The club no longer operates, though lifeguards now patrol during the school summer holidays. The 2 km long beach has a double bar following high seas, with a well developed inner bar cut by rips, with a second bar often forming just north of Grassy Head. Permanent rips also flow out along Grassy Head and Middle Head in the north.
Tura-Short Point beach (NSW 668) curves to the southwest, then south for 3.5 km between Tura Head and Short Point. It is backed by a broad valley in the north, which has been developed since the 1980s as Tura Beach Estate with houses surrounding a central golf course and a well-vegetated foredune behind the beach. A road, car park and beach access is provided toward the southern end of the estate. The southern third of the beach is backed by Back Lagoon, which periodically flows out in the southern corner against Short Point. Short Point has a caravan park, a large car park behind the beach and an extensive grassy headland. The entire beach faces east and receives waves averaging 1.5 m, which maintain a single bar usually attached and cut by rips every 200-300 m. The strongest rips are toward the centre and north, and there are permanent rips against both headlands. Lifeguards patrol the southern corner during the Christmas school holidays.
Holloway Beach is one of three beaches that form the northern shoreline of the Barron River delta. The beach is very much part of the delta, with Richters and Barr Creeks forming the northern and southern boundaries of the 2.5 km long beach. The beach and backing settlement is, in fact, surrounded by creeks and mangrove flats associated with the delta. The beach lies 5 km off the highway and is backed for the most part by residential development, with good road access the length of the beach.The beach faces north-east and is composed of medium sand that produces a relatively steep high tide beach, fronted by a low tide bar. The bar grades into the very extensive intertidal flats toward the two creek mouths.