Angourie Beach

Angourie Point holds a special place in the big beating heart of Australian surfing.

A small, steep sandy bay curves around to a boulder-lined right hand point break. To the north – an imposing rock shelf extends 150 metres to link with Spookys.

This rock shelf is called “Life or Death” – which refers to the dramatic circumstances a surfer can find themselves in if overpowered by the Angourie line up, or if they’ve caught a wave too far across the bay.

Angourie Point is not a swimming beach – the rocky bathymetry isn’t great for wading in and out – Spooky Beach to the north or Back Beach around the corner are easier options, but it’s worth checking Angourie out, just to watch the waves fan in like something out of a ‘70s surf movie. There’s cold water, open-air showers available in the often busy carpark.

A walk out to Angourie’s grassy headland is a beautiful thing – this marks a Clarence Valley junction of sorts – visible to the north sit Yamba’s sprinkling of lights and rooftops; but to the south, a series of headlands recede into the mist, beckoning the visitor to wonder what treasures lie beyond.

Nearby events

  1. Yamba Triathlon

    Saturday 17 November 2018 to Sunday 18 November 2018 , Yamba

    Say yes to Yamba - the chillest tri on the coast! Bring your mob, grow your mo' for Movember and get active together. They've got your multi-fun vibe covered with a Fun Run, McDonald's Kids Tri, and Tempta/Sprint Triathlon. Early Bird…

    17 Nov - 18 Nov
  2. Ashby Monthly Markets

    Sunday 18 November 2018 , Yamba

    On the third Sunday of each month, relax and enjoy a peaceful drive off the highway into the small village of Ashby, and head along to the local markets held in the grounds of the local Community Centre. Ashby locals welcome you to enjoy…

    18 Nov
  3. Yamba Farmers and Producers Market

    Wednesday 21 November 2018 to Wednesday 01 September 2021 , Yamba

    A few years ago the seaside village of Yamba in Northern NSW was voted by the Australian Traveller Magazine 'the Best Town In Australia'. Not a whole lot has changed except with the introduction of the Yamba Farmers and Producers Market…

    21 Nov - 01 Sep