Wategos Beach

Located just north west of Cape Byron and the lighthouse, Wategos Beach is one of Byron’s best places to picnic, paddle and play.

You’ll adore the peaceful beauty of this sheltered beach on the northern side of Cape Byron. Protected by the headland from the wilder waters beyond, it’s a fabulous spot to picnic and play. The local bottlenose dolphins use it for recreation as well, showing off their silky surfing skills on the incoming waves.

You can cook up your lunch on one of the free beachside barbecues and enjoy your picnic on the beach or at one of the picnic tables.

After you’ve cooled off and refueled you’ll be ready to tackle the steep steps at the beach’s end up to Cape Byron and the lighthouse.

Nearby events

  1. Cape Byron Lighthouse Friends

    Saturday 26 May 2018 to Wednesday 11 July 2018 , Byron Bay

    Looking for volunteer work with a view? If you’ve got a minimum of 3 hours a week to spare, come and be part of a friendly team at Cape Byron. Lead guided tours of the museum and lighthouse, sharing the area’s fascinating maritime history w…

    26 May - 11 Jul
  2. Mindfulness Escapes Byron Bay

    Sunday 27 May 2018 to Sunday 20 January 2019 , Byron Bay

    Half a day meditation and mindfulness workshop in nature. You will learn different meditation techniques to quiet the mind and become more in control of your thoughts. The workshop includes sitting meditations and walking meditations. The…

    27 May - 20 Jan
  3. Byron Bay Community Market

    Sunday 03 June 2018 to Sunday 03 February 2019 , Byron Bay

    Byron Bay Community Market is held on the first Sunday of each month, with additional markets held on the third Sunday of December and January. Byron Community Markets are a fanfare of colour and music amidst a myriad of exotic flavours …

    03 Jun - 03 Feb