Byron Bay’s Belongil Beach sits on a sandbar which runs for 2.5 kilometres from Main Beach car park to the mouth of Belongil Creek. On its opposite side is Tyagarah Beach.
Less crowded than Main Beach, Belongil Beach is generally considered a good place to swim and otherwise enjoy the water, with lifeguard patrols at its southern end between the red and yellow flags.
Its expansive stretch of sand is a good all-round choice of beach. Surfers can tackle the waves created by the wreck of the SS Wollongbar, which ran aground in 1921, while children will enjoy being able to mess around to their heart’s content.
Showers can be found at Main Beach, alongside the nearest public toilets. Additional toilet facilities are located at Apex Point close to the surf club. Dogs are allowed off their leads between Main Beach car park and Manfred Street.
Naturists use the more secluded areas of Belongil Beach away from the crowds and beachfront houses.
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