Lake Ainsworth - Lennox Head


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  • Natural dunal ti-tree lake
  • Safe swimming & recreation area
  • Great family spot for kids of all ages
  • Across the road from 7 Mile Beach


General Information

Lake Ainsworth – named after James Ainsworth; son of one of the first European families to settle in the region – was the inspiration behind the establishment of the holiday village as it provided a safe swimming and recreation area for families.

Lake Ainsworth is located north of the town at the end of Pacific Parade – directly across the road from a holiday park with the same name. It is a natural dunal lake that is permanently discoloured a rich brown by ti-tree tannins from the trees that surround the lake. The ti-tree water is said to have health giving and rejuvenating properties and most people I know who have been in the water comment on how good their skin feels after a dip.

Small, shallow sandy inlets – perfect for paddling – are surrounded by grass verges and parkland dotted with picnic tables and barbecue facilities.

Over the dunes is Seven Mile Beach and the Lennox Head Surf Lifesaving Club which has a handy tuck-shop serving tasty take-away treats.  Public toilets can also be located here and further north up Pacific Parade you will find them adjacent to beach access and entry to the NSW Sport & Recreation Camp.

It really is a wonderful spot to spend a morning, afternoon or make a day of it relaxing, pottering, paddling, swimming and splashing around on flotation toys.

On the northern side,  have fun kayaking, stand-up paddling, canoeing –  pretty much any non-motorised water sport.