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Police crackdown on 4WDs on Seven Mile Beach

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Police are warning the drivers of four wheel drives to ensure they have a beach access permit to drive on Seven Mile Beach at Lennox Head.

On Sunday police issued eight infringements after locating several people driving well past the restricted boundary sign on the beach, and for not having permits.

‘People driving in the restricted areas cause erosion and risked becoming bogged,’ police said.

‘Eight infringements were issued for the offences of Not Have Beach Permit, Dog In Restricted Area, Have Vehicle Beyond Boundary Line and Negligent Driving.

‘Some of these people have been given the benefits of warnings for these offences in the recent past but have continued to offend. 

Before taking your 4WD on to Seven Mile Beach you need to purchase a beach access permit.

An automated kiosk is located opposite the Lennox Head Surf Club approaching Camp Drewe Road.

A one day permit costs $12, 30 days costs $36, and a six month permit costs $54.

Payment by Visa/Mastercard credit or debit card.


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