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A morning at Flat Rock


Looking for something free to do with the kids these holidays?

This morning we went to Flat Rock with my almost 3 year old niece who was beside herself excited about the rock pools (or in Marley speak – wok pools), squealing her favourite word at the moment “awesome” at every opportunity.

Flat Rock is located between Sharpes Beach and Angels Beach a few kilometres south of Lennox Point. It is a dog friendly beach, but please keep your dogs off the rock platform as it has an amazing and delicate marine ecosystem – it is also teaming with birdlife, some of which are endangered. The rock itself is a basalt outcrop that stretches out to sea and is a fantastic spot that during whale season is great to watch whales from, it also has a nice little surf break either side.

Kids love it. Adults love it. I love it. You can literally lose hours wandering around the rock pools, checking out the little sea gardens in them. It is amazingly relaxing and a special kind of therapy.

Oh and the really great thing! Kids end up exhausted. We had barely started the car and she was sound asleep.











Kirra Pendergast is the editor of Common Ground Australia. An award winning photographer, Kirra first picked up a camera at 12yrs old. Her photography has been widely published in everything from international newspapers through to Rolling Stone Magazine (which was a major bucket list tick) Kirra is always out capturing photographs of things as varied as the immense power and beauty of the ocean, storms, and the breathtaking landscapes of Northern NSW. Kirra's photographic passion is music, portraiture and street photography. Born and raised in Byron Bay, Kirra's family has spent generations in the Northern Rivers hailing from Lismore, Tuntable Falls, Tregagle and Byron Bay. Kirra is passionate about supporting local music, creatives, the arts and local business using Common Ground as a platform to promote this place, its people and their passion.


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