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 River Markets

    Sunday 25 November 2018 to Sunday 27 January 2019 , Yamba

    The Yamba River Markets are on the fourth Sunday of the month, located at Ford Park on the foreshores of the beautiful, scenic Clarence River. There's always something new at the Yamba River Markets, which feature around 120 stalls, and…

    25 Nov - 27 Jan
  2. Yamba Farmers and Producers Market

    Wednesday 28 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…

    28 Nov - 01 Sep
  3. A Taste Of Irish Christmas Yamba

    Wednesday 05 December 2018 , Yamba

    ‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ hits the stage this December featuring stars directly from London’s West End. Witness the World Champions of Irish dance take to the stage for a magical night of tunes, taps and tradition! Immerse yourself in…

    05 Dec