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Cycle Kingscliff to Pottsville

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by Amanda J (subscribe)
A Gold Coast gal who loves exploring new places and experiencing new activities. Variety IS the spice of life
Published September 24th 2017
Easy cycling from Kingscliff to Pottsville
Spare 3 hours?
Bicycle getting dusty in the garage?

Having just started recreation cycling (not the lycra-brigade standard) only a few months ago, and still not confident cycling on roads, I found the perfect cycling route to enjoy just over the border.

Parking at Ed Parker Rotary Park (Sutherland Street, Kingscliff) at the Cudgen Creek bridge, you can start on what is a continuous path all the way to Pottsville.

Ed Parker Rotary Park Cudgen Creek Kingscliff
Ed Parker Rotary Park Cudgen Creek Kingscliff

Kingscliff to Cabarita Beach approx. 40minutes / 12.2km

Although the path follows the coast, unfortunately you do not actually see the ocean (just glimpses through the coastal scrub) outside of the towns, but you certainly enjoy the sea breeze and the first town to cycle past is Casuarina which delivers real-estate envy to look at the entire way.

Casuarina cycle path
A nice shaded section of the path through Casuarina

The path is wide and as it is used by the residents of Casuarina to access the beach, there are plenty of drinking fountains and beach showers to cool off with. There are a few sculptural art pieces to spy along the way as well, but the BEST sights, as mentioned, are the houses. If you're like me and could spend hours on you'll love looking at the beach-style mansions and their envy-inducing outdoor living spaces. All are unique. These are the types of houses you see in art union raffles… one can only dream.

Casuarina real estate
Casuarina real estate

As you pop out the end of Casuarina, the path moves up to follow the Tweed Coast Road for the remainder of the way.

Cabarita Beach to Hastings Point approx. 15 minutes/ 2.3kms

Cabarita Beach is a cute beachside township with shops, cafes and home to the beautiful Halcyon House boutique hotel. I've personally dined at their restaurant for lunch previously and it is divine. Also check out their website to drool over the beautiful interior design.

Halcyon House Cabarita Beach
Halcyon House Cabarita Beach

After the shopping precinct the cycle path does disappear from the western side of the road. You'll need to cross over to the eastern side for the remainder of the journey. Here you will encounter the only hill the entire journey.

Hastings Point to Pottsville approx. approx. 20 minutes / 5kms

Hastings Point is a very pretty little town with some family friendly swimming & fishing in the Cudgera Creek away from the surf.

Hastings Point Cudgera Creek
Hastings Point Cudgera Creek

The ride finally ends in Pottsville where you could cool off with a swim in Mooball Creek, or wander up and down the main street before the return journey.

Mooball Creek Pottsville
Mooball Creek Pottsville

I thoroughly enjoyed this ride. It took me 3 hours return as it was a VERY windy day and I was riding against strong winds the entire way back which slowed me down, so you could probably do this in less time. It is an easy ride with a flat path the entire way (except 1 hill) so is appropriate for cyclers of all ages and fitness levels.

Pottsville to Kingscliff
Pottsville to Kingscliff (taken in Pottsville)

Cudgen Creek Kingscliff
Riding back into Kingcliff - the beautiful Cudgen Creek

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Why? Easy, flat ride follows the coast
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When is this on? - Cycle Kingscliffe to Potsville. I always have trouble finding the event details on your site.
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