The 431-hectare site stretches from Harrington to the picturesque fishing village of Crowdy Head and features a caravan park, lighthouse and boat harbour. The foreshores of the coastal beaches and estuary provide an array of year round recreation and tourism opportunities while the protected tracts of littoral rainforests and other significant native vegetation provide habitat for many species of native fauna and flora. Download our Harrington Beach brochure (PDF 3MB)
BBQs (electric), fishing - breakwater, river, estuary and ocean, golfing (at nearby Harrington Waters), lawn bowls, picnic areas, surfing, walking, 4 wheel drive.
Harrington Beach State Park is a fishermans paradise with plenty of opportunities to pull in a great catch at the protected fishing boat harbour, breakwall, river estuary or ocean. The park contains stunning surf beaches and features panoramic views from Crowdy Head headland and Pilot Hill at Harrington. Enjoy a game a lawn bowls or golf and check out the fantastic pubs and cafes for a bite to eat. Other activities include golfing (at nearby Harrington Waters), lawn bowls, walking and 4 wheel drive.
There is NO accommodation operated by this state park, however BIG4 Harrington Beach Holiday Park (privately operated) manages a Holiday Park onsite. For information on accommodation options, tariffs and availability visit the Holiday Park's website
Flora and fauna
The state park is dominated by a coastal heath complex and littoral rainforest, and includes some small pockets of coastal wetland. The vegetation types support a diverse range of fauna including a large number of bird species.
Harrington Beach State Park is located on the Mid North Coast of NSW, about 3.5 hours drive north of Sydney and about 2 hours drive north of Newcastle. The park stretches from Harrington to Crowdy Head. Nearest Regional Centre is Taree. The park comprises lands surrounding and including the Manning River's northern entrance at Harrington.
Take the Harrington exit off the Pacific Highway about 17 kilometres north of Taree and proceed east along Harrington Road to Harrington. To access the northern end of the Park (Crowdy Head) follow the main road through Harrington (Beach Street) and then Crowdy Head Road northwards to the Village of Crowdy Head. There is no public transport to the park, although private bus companies run services between Taree and Harrington.