Visit Caves Beach at low tide and you are in for a real treat. With the water at a safe distance, there is easy access to a collection of small caves carved out of the foot of the headland at the southern end of the beach. Ah, so that’s why it’s called Caves Beach.
We timed it right this time, unlike our experience at Norah Head where huge waves were crashing through the rockpool. And it was gorgeous weather too: clear blue skies, sunshine and temperatures in the mid-20s. A classic Aussie summer’s day.
We parked by the Surf Life Saving Club and meandered our way along the beach to the caves. Icklegen got a bit side-tracked en route, firstly by the ocean, as she hasn’t been for a while (i.e. a week), and then by a flock of seagulls that just had to be shooed out of the way.
The caves are impressive. They are not huge; in fact, most are fairly small. Nor are they bedecked with stalactites and stalagmites or daubed with Aboriginal paintings. But how fascinating to see what the power of water can achieve, with so many beautiful shapes carved out of the rock. And how fun only to be able to explore them at low tide.