Whether you're a toddler dipping your toes in for the first time, or a world-class surfer, with over 32 kilometres of coastline to choose from, it's easy to find the ideal swimming or surfing spot in Ballina....
Beautiful beaches and great surf
Make the most of the Byron Bay region's gorgeous beaches swimming, surfing, kayaking and fishing, or roll out your towel and relax on the soft sand. One of Australia's top surfing locations is at Lennox Head, where you'll find the world-famous Lennox Point.
Superb beach holidays in the Byron Bay Area
Escape to the magnificent beaches of the Byron Bay region, on the North Coast of NSW. Surrounded by natural beauty, you'll find it easy to unwind and relax on soft sand. Enjoy invigorating swims in crystal-clear water and glorious sunrises over the deep blue ocean.
Accommodation options near beautiful beaches range from luxury spa resorts and retreats to budget holiday parks and campgrounds, such as North Coast Holiday Parks Clarkes Beach, Broken Head Holiday Park and Flat Rock Tent Park, to name just a few.
Many of the area's beaches are patrolled seasonally, though Main Beach has lifeguards year-round. The shallow tidal pools of Clarkes Beach are popular too. With perfect waves, there are plenty of surf schools including Surfing Byron Bay, Style Surfing School and Kool Katz Learn to Surf School.
You can even join a surf safari from Sydney with the likes of MojoSurf and Surfaris and travel to Byron Bay. If you're an experienced surfer, test your skills at Lennox Point, a world-famous point break in Lennox Head, or inside the north wall at Lighthouse Beach in Ballina.
Other exciting water activities include kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and fishing. For a bird's-eye view of the coast, take a ride in a hot-air balloon with Byron Bay Ballooning or go hang-gliding with Flight Zone Hang Gliding School and Byron Airwaves Hang Gliding School. You can also amble along spectacular coastal trails such as the Cape Byron walking track, a 3.7 km loop.