Redhead Beach is on the coast just south of Newcastle (maybe 100 miles north of Sydney). My younger brother and his wife have lived very close to this beach since 1974. My older brother trained down from Wauchope, and I trained up and we spent a couple of days together.
We walked along Redhead Beach in the general direction of Blacksmiths Beach (the entire stretch is known as Nine-Mile Beach). Then went to their favourite store, bought fish and chips and ate them on a platform overlooking the bird reserve. 'Twas wonderful.
In the photo below, you can see how the beach got its name. The structure on the rock in the foreground is an old shark lookout. It has been classified by the Heritage Council.