Holidays in Belongil Beach

Holiday Travel Guide
Byron Bay showing a beach

With sandbar surf breaks, a shipwreck snorkeling site and a safe strip of lifeguard-patrolled ocean waves, it’s easy to see why this beach is favored among locals.

Discover some of Byron Bay’s best-kept secrets when you explore Belongil Beach. Stretching north from Byron Bay’s seawall toward the mouth of the meandering Belongil Creek, this 1.5-mile (2.5-kilometer) strip of golden sands has plenty of space and diverse appeal. The whole family can enjoy a relaxing swim under the watchful supervision of the local surf lifesaving club. Get your snorkel and mask on to discover the mysteries of the SS Wollongbar shipwreck or enjoy ultimate freedom at the beach’s nudist section.

Stroll along the wide expanse of sandy beach. The southern end fronts the center of town and is bordered by the picturesque seawall. At low tide, notice the wreck of the SS Wollongbar peeking out of the water. If the water is calm, explore the fascinating wreck with your snorkel and mask. The wreck’s surrounding sandbars create ideal conditions for surf swell. Experienced surfers take on these rolling breaks, while novices catch rides on the gentler waves in the middle of the beach.

Utilize the safe swimming area provided by professional lifeguards at the southern end of the beach. Swim between the flags and play in the shallows. Relax and stretch out on the golden sand or watch the surfers in action. Grab snacks and refreshing drinks from the cafés along the street just behind the beach.

Stroll to the northern end of the beach to visit the clothing-optional section and soak up the sun’s rays. Farther north, the mouth of Belongil Creek is a popular spot for wildlife spotting. You might see a colony of little terns nesting in the dunes, as well as osprey and white-bellied sea eagles flying above.

Belongil Beach is easy to access from the heart of Byron Bay. Walk to the beach from the Main Beach parking lot, which is adjacent to Belongil Beach’s southern border. Lifeguards patrol Belongil Beach during Easter, spring and summer vacation periods.

1479 Cheap Hotels Near Belongil Beach

Glen Villa Resort
Glen Villa Resort
3 out of 5
80-86 Butler Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is AU$99 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Located in the heart of Byron Bay, this holiday park is within a 10-minute walk of Byron Tourist Information Centre and Cumbebin Swamp Nature Reserve. Main Beach ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (683 reviews)
"Good service Clean Quiet"

Reviewed on 3 Jul. 2021

Glen Villa Resort
Discovery Parks – Byron Bay
Discovery Parks – Byron Bay
3.5 out of 5
399 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is AU$165 per night from 14 Nov. to 14 Nov.
This family-friendly Byron Bay holiday park is located on the riverfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Cumbebin Swamp Nature Reserve and Tyagarah Nature Reserve. Belongil ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (923 reviews)
"Good Amenities"

Reviewed on 3 Aug. 2021

Discovery Parks – Byron Bay
The Surf House
The Surf House
2 out of 5
23 Lawson St, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is AU$99 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Situated near the beach, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Main Beach, Byron Tourist Information Centre and Belongil Beach. Cumbebin Swamp Nature Reserve ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (9 reviews)
"Location, cleanliness, facilities, staff ! All amazing !"

Reviewed on 3 Mar. 2021

The Surf House
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Wake Up! Byron Bay
Wake Up! Byron Bay
2 out of 5
25 Childe Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is AU$87 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Wake Up! Byron Bay
Discovery Parks – Byron Bay
Discovery Parks – Byron Bay
3.5 out of 5
399 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is AU$165 per night from 14 Nov. to 14 Nov.
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Glen Villa Resort
Glen Villa Resort
3 out of 5
80-86 Butler Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is AU$99 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
Glen Villa Resort
The Surf House
The Surf House
2 out of 5
23 Lawson St, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is AU$99 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
The Surf House
Waves Byron Bay
Waves Byron Bay
4.5 out of 5
35 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is AU$188 per night from 27 Oct. to 27 Oct.
Waves Byron Bay
Aloha Byron Bay
Aloha Byron Bay
4.5 out of 5
58 Shirley street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is AU$150 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
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Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments
4 out of 5
20-22 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is AU$380 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
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Byron BaySide Central Studio Apartments
3.5 out of 5
14 Middleton Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is AU$97 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
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Byron Central Apartments
Byron Central Apartments
3.5 out of 5
5 - 7 Byron Street, Byron Bay, NSW
Byron Central Apartments
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