Our Story

Angels Beach Dune Care was founded by Shirley White in 1989 with the aim of removing weeds and restoring native vegetation to an area which was degraded after many years of sand mining and dairy farming.

Lighthouse Beach Dune Care was established not long afterwards by Ruth Readford, Jane Hunt and others in 1991.

The two groups worked together for many years and eventually merged to become Ballina Coastcare Inc.

Photos below show the transformation to the Coastal Reserve over the last 30 years.

Angels Beach looking South 1970s
Angels Beach looking south – 1970s

Angels Beach looking South 2018
Angels Beach looking south – today