Fingal Head Lighthouse Walk

New South Wales

Great Views of Cook Island and Giants Causeway

Heritage Sites

Getting there

How do you get to the start of the walk? Take the Pacific Motorway south from Tweed Heads and cross the tweed River. Exit onto Fingal Heads road. 


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Route/Trail notes

A detailed description of the walk! Easy walk though the foreshore dunes to Fingal Head lighthouse. The foundations of the original lighthouse keeper house are still visible. The lightouse was constructed in 1872.



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Lovely short walk to a beautiful headland

Bobbe on 23 Apr, 2023

Easy walk with amazing views!

Suz on 15 Jan, 2022

Easy walk and recommended! You can walk with your dogs, too.

Henry Lin on 9 Jan, 2021

Never boring, even though not a lot of whale activities today. Possible to add the Dream time beach forest walk and return along the beach.

Wanderlust on 17 Jul, 2020

Breathtakingly Beautiful View for a comparably short walk just remember this is a sand walk & must only cross at low tide & return before the water rises ! Possibly take towel & thongs if you miss calculate tides.

LiA on 13 May, 2019

INsane views!!

Kcdixon on 11 May, 2019

Pretty little spot. Big crashing waves. Easy walk.

Ian and Sue on 1 Jun, 2018

Beautiful short walk.
Well worth it.

Holger on 10 Feb, 2018

Quick and well maintained walk - lots of interest at the headland - the old lighthouse and foundations of the keeper’s cottage, great views of Cook Island and Fingal Beach, and the amazing volcanic rock formations of the Giant’s Causeway. Blustery winds on our visit, and the rough seas revealed the reefs to the east of the Island.

Diane on 16 Jan, 2018

Nice walk
Also saw dolphins

Snoopy on Aug, 2017

Cute little wander, very nice area. @teniille

A peak a week on 26 Sep, 2016

Nice easy walk. Good view of Cook Island. Can either go north from here down to Fingal Beach, which is closer to Cooly, or go south to Dreamtime Beach, on the Kingscliff side.

Danny Z. on 29 Mar, 2016

Easy with great views.

rob.bushman on 29 Feb, 2016

Fun walk, very small lighthouse.

Adam on 2016

Nice and easy walk. We were fortunate to see Dolphins.

Anonymous on 2 Dec, 2015

As said, easy walk, nice views. We passed one lady on the way there who had just seen dolphins from the lookout, though we didn't.

Ian and Sue on 2 Jan, 2015

Basalt columns are awesome!

Sally on 2015

Easy Walk, and as stated .. very nice views.

DrummerJeff on 7 Sep, 2014

Easy walk, but worth it for the views.

Grumps on 30 Aug, 2014


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