A charming coastal fishing village in the Lismore region on the far North Coast of NSW, Evans Head has beautiful beaches for surfing and swimming or for just rolling out the towel and relaxing on soft sand. You’ll also find great beach fishing and the Evans River is ideal for kayaking, canoeing and fishing.
Evans Head Beach is ideal for inexperienced surfers because the area is protected from southeast swells that generate big waves at other beaches around Evans Head. Airforce Beach is popular with 4WD enthusiasts and surfers like Shark Bay for waves that sweep around the headland.
Razorback Lookout offers spectacular panoramas of the coast and hinterland. North and south of Evans Head are national parks, with plenty of beaches. Bundjalung National Park is south of Evans Head and Broadwater National Park is north. You’ll find good bushwalking trails in both parks.
You can buy fresh seafood caught that day by the small, local fishing fleet. And the great fishing in the area is celebrated at the annual Evans Head Fishing Classic, a week-long event attracting anglers of all ages and experience. Places to stay suit a range of budgets, from hotels and motels to cabins, caravan parks and campgrounds, including Black Rocks.
For fascinating World War II history, visit the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Museum and the Evans Head Living Museum. The town’s airfield was used for gunnery training. A collection of military and heritage aircraft is housed at the airfield.