Still a quiet coastal town with excellent beaches and lots of families who return for holidays year after year, Pottsville is set to grow dramatically over the next decade. Although the original area was developed at the mouth of a creek along the pretty coastal strip, the new residential areas being released cover a range of topography, both coastal and rural and follow the Mooball Road inland for rural residential settings.
Currently serviced by a small shopping centre with takeaway food, restaurants, beachside hotel, supermarket and surf and fishing supplies, the town is likely to grow dramatically when the new Chinderah to Yelgun bypass opens at the end of 2002, bringing Tweed Heads and Brisbane much closer. Pottsville will be only 4km off the new road, instead of 12km currently.
Originally named Potts Point (after Bill Potts, who owned the first dwelling there around 1930), the town became Pottsville early on to avoid confusion with its Sydney namesake. Famous for excellent beaches fishing from both beaches and estuary, and a great place for canoeing, Pottsville holds an annual Raft Race Day in which a whole range of contests for toddlers upward add to the family fun on the safe waterways. Hastings Point, between Pottsville and Cabarita, is an attractive wetlands area with canoes for hire, which can be paddled along the many estuaries. The Pottsville Beach Bicentennial Environment Park is another attraction for bushwalking and picnics, and there are other picnic areas on the beachfront. There are also tennis courts and a nearby golf course for sporting enthusiasts.
- Population – 2000
- Transport Services – Bus
- Council – Tweed Shire Council
- Pottsville Raft Race – January