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Lennox Head

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Beaches in Lennox Head

Lennox Head is a quiet seaside village situated at the southern end of Seven Mile Beach between Ballina and Byron Bay. It's named after the headland that stands sentinel at its southern gateway.

Must Do

About Lennox Head

This quiet, coastal village attracts visitors who love to relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the area. Surfers know the beach well for its internationally famous right-hand point break, and many make the pilgrimage to surf the local waves.

Visit Lake Ainsworth on the northern edge of Lennox Head’s main village and admire the distinctive blue-brown waters caused by the surrounding tea trees. Take in the panoramic views of nearby Seven Mile Beach, pack a picnic and laze by the water, or play sports on the soft sand.

From May to October, Lennox Head is an excellent spot to watch the migratory humpback whales pass close to shore. Nearby, Bangalow, Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay are also well worth a visit.

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  • North Coast Holiday Parks Lake Ainsworth

    Caravan and camping

    Surround yourself in Lennox Head's natural splendour by camping or staying in a caravan park. A selection of caravan parks are available by Seven Mile Beach and Lake Ainsworth, a freshwater lake popular for swimming, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding.

  • Lennox Community Market

    Lennox Community Market

    Held on the second and fifth Sunday of every month near the scenic Lake Ainsworth, this market features a wide range of stalls selling local arts and crafts, seasonal produce, plants and wide variety of food. Enjoy great live entertainment and attractions for children.

  • Horse riding on Seven Mile Beach, Lennox Head

    Nature

    A protected National Surfing Reserve, Lennox Head Beach is a great place to witness experienced surfers enjoy the beach's swell or to join in the fun and jump on a board. Appreciate the pristine Seven Mile Beach on horseback with a range of tours available.

Fly into Ballina Airport

Family at the airport

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is located 5 km from Ballina’s town centre and 35 km from Byron Bay. Use the shuttle bus or taxi services available at the terminal to make the short trip to these coastal destinations. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne or Newcastle are available daily, with three operators - Jetstar, Regional Express and Virgin Australia - servicing the region.

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A couple picnic at Lennox Head beach, Northern Rivers. Image credit: Hugh Stewart;Destination NSW
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