Lake Ainsworth, a tea-tree stained dunal lake, is very popular with locals and visitors. The lake is located at the northern end of Pacific Parade and is complemented by wonderful barbecue and picnic facilities. It's an exhilarating experience to swim between the salty ocean and the fresh water lake. It's also suitable for stand-up paddle boards, kayaking and canoeing.
ALERT : Advice received from Ballina Council 16 January 2019. Blue green algae slicks and scums have been observed at Lake Ainsworth. Large clumps of blue green algae can be observed through the water column. Current advice is to avoid swimming at this time and avoid contact with slicks and scums present on the shore. please observe signage erected around the lake for the most up to date information.