Holidays in Emily Bay Beach

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Emily Bay Beach featuring general coastal views, a beach and forest scenes

The sheltered lagoon-like waters and pine-fringed foreshore of Norfolk Island’s main beach make it an idyllic spot to relax, swim and snorkel.

Bring the family for a day of seaside fun or experience a peaceful getaway at Emily Bay Beach. Regarded by locals as the island’s premier beach, Emily Bay Beach has a broad arc of sandy shoreline and crystal-clear waters protected by a reef on its seaside edge. Laze on the soft white sands or swim and snorkel beneath the bay’s glassy surface.

Make your way through the stand of Norfolk Island pines that back Emily Bay Beach and stroll over the low foredune to the sandy shore. To the south, you’ll see the grass-crowned bluff of Point Hunter and the rocky headlands tumbling down to the reef below. On the other side of the beach, check out the pine-studded headlands that frame the bay’s western side. Pick a patch of sand to lay down your towel and get comfortable. Behind you, towering pines cast narrow shadows on the sand in the mornings and the heat of the day.

Refresh yourself with a swim in the calm waters. Younger kids will love splashing in the shallows. Grab your snorkel gear and explore the world beneath the surface. You’ll find a diverse range of marine critters amid the rocks and reefs. There is a pontoon in the middle of the bay where you can rest between snorkeling sessions.

Go for a stroll along the beach’s sandy expanse and look out across the aquamarine waters to the ocean beyond. You might see large waves crashing against the offshore reef, while barely a ripple reaches the lagoon. Kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding are also popular pastimes at this beach. Join one of the glass-bottomed boat tours that operate at Emily Bay Beach to get a closer look at the reef while staying dry.

Emily Bay Beach is located on Norfolk Island’s south coast and is a short walk from Kingston’s main street and the jetty. Free parking is available on the foreshore and public restrooms are located nearby. The beach is free to visit at any time.

56 Cheap Hotels Near Emily Bay Beach

Panorama Seaside Apartments
Panorama Seaside Apartments
3 out of 5
Middlegate Road, Norfolk Island
The price is AU$107 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Norfolk Island apartment building is in the historical district and within a 15-minute walk of Kingston and Arthur's ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (52 reviews)
"Fabulous views and breeze. A little bit tied."

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2022

Panorama Seaside Apartments
Islander Lodge Apartments
Islander Lodge Apartments
3.5 out of 5
199 Middlegate Road, Norfolk Island
Offering direct access to the beach, this Norfolk Island apartment building is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of Kingston and Arthur's Vale ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (24 reviews)
"We loved the Islander Lodge. It is without a doubt the best view on the island. The apartment has everything you need for a wonderful stay. I would recommend it anyone. It is ideally located to the heritage area of Kingston but only a quick drive to Burnt Pine for the restaurants, shops etc"

Reviewed on 5 Jan. 2022

Islander Lodge Apartments
The Crest Apartments
The Crest Apartments
3 out of 5
22 Driver Christian Road, Norfolk Island, Norfolk Island
The price is AU$180 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Cemetery Bay and Ball Bay Reserve. Old Military Barracks and All Saints Church ...
The Crest Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Emily Bay Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Panorama Seaside Apartments
Panorama Seaside Apartments
3 out of 5
Middlegate Road, Norfolk Island
The price is AU$107 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Panorama Seaside Apartments
Islander Lodge Apartments
Islander Lodge Apartments
3.5 out of 5
199 Middlegate Road, Norfolk Island
Islander Lodge Apartments
The Crest Apartments
The Crest Apartments
3 out of 5
22 Driver Christian Road, Norfolk Island, Norfolk Island
The price is AU$180 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
The Crest Apartments
Endeavour Lodge
Endeavour Lodge
4 out of 5
158A Collins Head Road, Norfolk Island
Endeavour Lodge
Ball Bay House
Ball Bay House
4 out of 5
109a Collins Head Road, Norfolk Island, Norfolk Island
Ball Bay House
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Seaview Norfolk Island
3 out of 5
159 Taylors Road, Norfolk Island
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Coast Norfolk Island
3.5 out of 5
Longridge Road, Norfolk Island
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Paradise Hotel And Resort
Paradise Hotel And Resort
3.5 out of 5
Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Norfolk Island
The price is AU$270 per night from 9 Feb. to 10 Feb.
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Ocean Breeze Cottages
Ocean Breeze Cottages
4 out of 5
72 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Norfolk Island
Ocean Breeze Cottages
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.