Award-winning Hawks Nest Beach (also known as Bennetts Beach) is the most popular and easily accessed beach in the Myall River precinct of the Barrington Coast. The southern end of the beach is known as The Dolphins Playground and has surf suitable for both board riders and body surfers.
The Hawks Nest Surf Club lies three kilometres from Yacaaba Headland, at the southern end. There is a rugged track to the top of Yaccaba which offers stunning views north and south.
This beach is patrolled.
Dogs can be walked on leads only, between certain times on this beach and Yacaaba.