CROWDY Head is listed as one of the top choices in the Lonely Planet 2014 guide for 'Beaches, Islands and 'Luxury Stays' in Australia.
The listing states Crowdy Head as "Untrammelled gold-sand New South Wales (NSW) beaches set against a backdrop of rugged rock formations."
It is included with the following other Australian beaches:
o Bondi Beach: "An essential Sydney experience: carve up the surf or simply laze around and people-watch."
o Wineglass Bay: "It's worth the scramble up and over the saddle to visit this gorgeous goblet of Tasmanian sand."
o Whitehaven Beach: "The jewel of the Whitsundays in Queensland, with powdery white sand and crystal-clear waters."
o Bells Beach: "Australia's best-known surf beach is near Torquay on Victoria's Great Ocean Road."
o Hellfire Bay: "Sand like talcum powder in the middle of Western Australia's Cape Le Grand National Park, which is precisely in the middle of nowhere."
o Carrickalinga Beach: "Southeast of Adelaide near the McLaren Vale wine region: good fishing, shallow aquamarine swimming and very few people."
o Avalon: "The most photogenic of Sydney's gorgeous Northern Beaches."
The recommendations are published in the newly released edition of Lonely Planet's best-selling Australia Travel Guide, which is available in stores now.