South West Rocks Boatman's Cottage Maritime Museum

South West Rocks, the largest seaside town in the Macleay Valley, combines a variety of beautiful beaches and breathtaking scenery. 39kms north east of Kempsey at the mouth of the Macleay River, the "Rocks" as it is affectionately known, is a mecca for fishermen, divers and surfers. One of the reasons for the popularity of South West Rocks is the variety of beaches and the fact that they face different directions - Trial Bay Beach faces west, one of the few beaches on the east coast to do so! Beaches include Horseshoe Bay, Back Beach, Main Beach, Trial Bay, Little Bay, Gap Beach, North Smoky and Smoky Beach.