New South Wales, North Coast
Belongil is one of the quieter beaches of Byron and it can be fun on small surf days for beginner surfers seeking a little more space in the surf zone. Strong rip currents do occur on bigger surf days, so it's best to stick to Main Beach or Clarkes Beach when the waves are big.
Fast breaking rights and lefts with close outs are the norm at Belongil Beach. The sandbars aren't as broad as they are at Clarkes Beach, so rides are shorter and waves break with more energy, making for more challenging surfing conditions, so it's best for beginners and kids on small swells when Main and Clarkes Beaches are flat and during south west winds which are common during the cooler months of the year. Avoid the rip currents and the long shore gutters that exist even on small surf days.
Good Wind Direction
Best in West and South winds
Good Swell Direction For Fun Beginner Waves
Small North to East swells around to medium sized South swells.
- Rip Currents
- Break wall and submerged ship wreck
- Marine life
- Nudity. Many enjoy the clear water and open space of this wonderful spot with a very free spirit.
Have fun surfing Belongil Beach by practicing surfing etiquette and surf safety.
Walk from Byron or parking is available at the dirt car park behind the beach.
Belongil Beach is not patrolled, but Main Beach is patrolled from November to April - always swim between the red and yellow flags.
Beginners & kids are best to surf at beaches when Lifeguards are on patrol or with a friend who has decades of surfing experience.
Located back at Main Beach.
Belongil Beach Cafe is located behind the beach, and the town centre of Byron Bay is loaded with shops including cafes, restaurants, take away shops, surf shops, boutiques, pubs and clubs.