With the only surviving timber shark tower on Australia’s east coast and imposing 80m cliffs at its northern end, Redhead is one of the iconic attractions of the Hunter Region.

The beach is a magnet for surfers and families alike, with more than 860,000 visitors during the 2018-19 patrolled season.

The 100m stretch of sand between the northern cliffs and another rocky outcrop is known as Little Redhead and features a strong rip against the point.

Dogs are allowed at Redhead’s southern end, broadening its popularity.

The beach also attracts amateur and professional photographers thanks to its dramatic landscape and structures.

This stretch of coast is home to Redhead Surf Life Saving Club and is patrolled September-April each year.