Holidays in Wategos Beach

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Wategos Beach which includes a sandy beach

Swim or stroll at this beach sheltered by the rocky bluff of Cape Byron and you might see dolphins surfing on the offshore swell.

Wategos Beach is a beautifully protected crescent beach that huddles below the most easterly point in mainland Australia. Swim and play in the gentle waves that roll in from the north or explore the grassy foreshore. With scenic picnic facilities, a shady promenade and walking tracks to the top of the spectacular cape, this beach is a great spot to bring the family for a day of fun by the beach.

As you approach Wategos Beach from the foreshore promenade, you’ll be treated to magnificent views of the clear Byron Bay waters reaching a white sandy shore. The tree-covered headlands of Cape Byron tower over the beach’s northern edge. Wander down to the sandy shoreline and pick a spot to lay down your towel. Swim amid the gentle waves and enjoy views of the warm ultramarine waters, which deepen into the deep blue of the Pacific Ocean. If there is a little swell offshore, you might see dolphins frolicking in the rolling waves.

Bring some fresh fish and other picnic items and make use of the sheltered barbecue area, where you can grill your lunch. Spread out your picnic on the tables that line the grassy foreshore under the shade of she-oak trees, or head back down to the soft sand to enjoy your meal.

After your picnic, you’ll be ready to take on the steep stairway that winds up the edge of Cape Byron to the plateau of the bluff. Walk around the mesmerizing Cape Byron Track and see unbeatable views of the surrounding coastline. Don’t miss a visit to the Cape Byron Lighthouse, which has lit the way for passing seafarers since 1901. The lighthouse has a museum on its lower floors and can be toured for a small donation.

Wategos Beach is located 1.9 miles (3 kilometers) northwest of the town of Byron Bay and is part of the Cape Byron State Conservation Area. There is a parking lot parallel to the beach, but entry fees will apply per vehicle parked in the conservation area. There is a public restroom on the foreshore.

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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$89 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
Situated by the ocean, this holiday park is within a 10-minute walk of Byron Tourist Information Centre and Cumbebin Swamp Nature Reserve. Main Beach and Belongil ...
4.2/5Very Good! (682 reviews)
"Good service Clean Quiet"

Reviewed on 3 Jul. 2021

Glen Villa Resort
Waves Byron Bay
Waves Byron Bay
4.5 out of 5
35 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, NSW
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$190 per night from 29 Sep. to 29 Sep.
With direct access to the beach, this Byron Bay motel is within a 10-minute walk of Main Beach, Belongil Beach and Byron Tourist Information Centre. Arakwal ...
4.4/5Excellent! (585 reviews)
"The staff were really friendly and I liked the little extras like weekend wine nights and breakfast muffins. The location was awesome - practically on the beach, right in town (but still very quiet). My only criticism: the bed was a bit lumpy and the pillows need replacing."

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2021

Waves Byron Bay
Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments
Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments
4 out of 5
20-22 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is AU$274 per night from 13 Oct. to 13 Oct.
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Byron Tourist Information Centre and Main Beach. Belongil Beach and Cumbebin Swamp ...
4.3/5Excellent! (708 reviews)
Amazing comfortable bed in a great location!
"Great friendly staff, central and safe location. Would recommend to friends and family. Bed was amazingly comfortable!!"

Reviewed on 24 Jun. 2021

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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$89 per night from 27 Sep. to 27 Sep.
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Waves Byron Bay
Waves Byron Bay
4.5 out of 5
35 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is AU$190 per night from 29 Sep. to 29 Sep.
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4 out of 5
20-22 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is AU$274 per night from 13 Oct. to 13 Oct.
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Your Luxury Escape - The White House
Your Luxury Escape - The White House
4.5 out of 5
25 Marine Parade, Byron Bay, NSW
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Watermark at Wategos
Watermark at Wategos
4 out of 5
29 Marine Parade, Byron Bay, NSW
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THE CAPE at Wategos - Lodging in Paradise
24 Pandanus Lane, Byron Bay, NSW
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Victoria's at Wategos
Victoria's at Wategos
5 out of 5
1 Marine Parade, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is AU$759 per night from 29 Sep. to 29 Sep.
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A PERFECT STAY - The Hawk at Wategos
4.5 out of 5
5 Pandanus Lane, Byron Bay, NSW
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Byron Bay Cottages
3 out of 5
Lighthouse Road, Byron Bay, NSW
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