The Beaches Of Byron: Belongil & The Wreck

Beautiful beaches and great surf come to mind when you mention Byron Bay. Surrounded by natural beauty, you’ll find it easy to unwind and relax on soft sand, enjoy invigorating swims in crystal-clear water and glorious sunrises and sunsets over the deep blue ocean.

Whether it’s swimming, surfing, kayaking fishing, or just rolling out your towel and relaxing on the soft sand Byron Bay’s gorgeous beaches have something that will suit everyone.

Belongil Beach & The Wreck

A short walk from Byron Bay’s Main Beach and centre of town The Wreck is named for the remains of the ship Wollongbar lodged just 30m offshore. The ship lost its tie to the old Byron Bay Pier during a cyclone in 1922 and sank. It now provides great snorkelling options and surf in the right conditions.

Belongil is great place to walk anytime of the day so if you’re more of a morning person wake before sunrise, grab a coffee and take in the views that stretch north towards Brunswick Heads. You’ll even see Mt Warning in the distance!

Head down to the main beach car park at sunset and take in the drumming circle that happens Friday to Sunday, (and sometimes weekdays during the warmer months) and see the diverse characters, musicians and vagabond travellers celebrate the end of another beautiful day.

You can also take your dog onto the beach from The Wreck where you’ll meet local dog owners and their pups – just don’t forget to take a doggy bag! A great meeting point to have fun, swim, socialise, and watch dolphins, whales and surf when the swell is up.

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