Stretching southeast from Belongil Creek and spanning across the eastern end of Byron Bay, Belongil Beach is a picturesque paradise, featuring long stretches of glistening white sand bordered by ocean and bushland. Its long history is evidenced by the old whaling station and remnants of a former jetty. Quiet, peaceful and extraordinarily beautiful Belongil Beach is perfect for romantic breaks and family holidays – and dogs are welcome too!
Located a short minute walk or 2-minute drive west of Byron Bay main beach and town centre, Belongil Beach is a quiet retreat from the bustle of town yet, still close and connected to the action. For those planning to spend the day on the beach, parking is easily accessible for unloading surfboards, beach chairs and eskies. The southern end of the beach is the Byron Bay Beach Reserve, a protected area for plants and wildlife including a colony or rare Little Terns.
Holiday accommodation in Belongil Beach is primarily located within a short walking distance to the beach. Luxury holiday homes near Belongil Beach make the perfect getaway for visitors to relax in all seasons.
Things to do at Belongil Beach
Enjoy a lazy stroll, a brisk walk or a jog and take in the spectacular sunrise or sunset along this unspoilt piece of coastline, with a panoramic view of the stunning Byron Bay hinterland and Byron Bay’s iconic Cape Byron lighthouse. ‘The Wreck’ of the SS Woollongbar may be spotted at low tide and is a magnet for good sandbanks and surf. On calm sea days, visitors can explore the wreck with a snorkel and mask – it’s a haven for fish and marine life.
Belongil Beach is one of the few beaches in Byron Bay that welcomes dogs. The dedicated dog-friendly area and excellent surf breaks helps Belongil’s endless stretch of quiet beach appeal to young and old; families, friends, locals, surfers and their pets alike.
Belongil has a couple of cafés and a bar/restaurant which makes it the perfect place to head for breakfast or coffee after an early morning stroll. You can even walk to Byron Bay along the surf’s edge in about 10 minutes and partake of the laid-back café lifestyle or enjoy a well-earned treat at one of the tempting ice cream parlours.