Kingscliff is a popular beach holiday destination in The Tweed, in the Northern Rivers region on the far NSW North Coast. Enjoy beautiful beaches, delicious seafood, whale watching and fun water sports from fishing to surfing. You can even join a snorkelling tour and swim with green sea turtles.

The easy-going seaside town is a short drive south of Tweed Heads and the Gold Coast Airport. The drive north from Byron Bay is 50 minutes and southeast from Brisbane 80 minutes. Accommodation options range from beachside camping and caravanning in holiday parks to luxury spa resorts

Surfer carves up a wave at the Australian Longboard Surfing Open in Kingscliff.

Kingscliff Beach is a gorgeous stretch adjacent the town, at the southern end of sparkling Wommin Bay. The fine white sands curve seamlessly from the breakwater at Cudgen Headland in the south, where the pretty Cudgen Creek flows into the sea, to Dreamtime Beach at Fingal Head in the north.

For board riders, there are world-class beach breaks and the Cudgen reef creates a lovely right-hander. The Australian Longboard Surfing Open is held at Kingscliff every year, attracting surfers and spectators from far and wide for one of the biggest World Surf League longboard events in Australia.

With consistent waves, learning to surf is fun with In2surf Surf School, Salty Girls Surf School or Watersports Guru, which also offers kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, snorkelling tours and a special program for kids aged seven to 12. The snorkelling tour is to Cook Island Aquatic Reserve.

Couple petting kangaroos at Tropical Fruit World, near Kingscliff

Another marvellous experience is cycling on the beaches and cycle paths along the spectacular coast between Fingal Head, Kingscliff and Pottsville. You can hire beach bicycles from Kingscliff Cycle Centre. Keep an eye out for dolphins and whales, especially from the vantage point of Fingal Head.

You’ll find tasty places to eat on Marine Parade and Bells Boulevard, including the beautifully renovated 1932 Kingscliff Beach Hotel and the acclaimed seafood restaurant Fins. Just south of Kingscliff are more top restaurants - Spice Den in Casuarina and Paper Daisy at Cabarita Beach.

Taste fresh regional produce and browse fashion and gifts at the Kingscliff Markets, held on the second and fourth Saturday of the month. Kids will be delighted with a visit to nearby Tropical Fruit World where there are rare exotic fruits, such as chocolate pudding fruit, and friendly kangaroos.


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  1. Kingscliff Markets

    Saturday 22 December 2018 to Saturday 27 April 2019 , Kingscliff

    Kingscliff Markets are held in Jack Bayliss Park on Marine Parade Kingscliff the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 7am to 1pm, with the picturesque backdrop of Kingscliff Beach. There is plentiful parking with public toilets. …

    22 Dec - 27 Apr
  2. Christmas Day Buffet Lunch

    Tuesday 25 December 2018 , Kingscliff

    They’re taking care of Christmas lunch this year. Sit back, relax and feast to your heart’s content at their all-you-can-eat seafood and traditional holiday style buffet luncheon. Package includes a complimentary glass of house bubbles…

    25 Dec
  3. New Year's Eve at Salt Bar

    Monday 31 December 2018 to Tuesday 01 January 2019 , Kingscliff

    Why wait until midnight for the fireworks show? On Monday 31 December, Salt Village is putting on a fireworks spectacular at 9pm to light up the sky as you prepare to welcome the New Year. Get an amazing view of the display in their bar…

    31 Dec - 01 Jan