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Wategos Beach
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Wategos Beach which includes a sandy beach
Swim or stroll at this beach sheltered by the rocky bluff of Cape Byron and you might see dolphins surfing on the offshore swell.

Wategos Beach is a beautifully protected crescent beach that huddles below the most easterly point in mainland Australia. Swim and play in the gentle waves that roll in from the north or explore the grassy foreshore. With scenic picnic facilities, a shady promenade and walking tracks to the top of the spectacular cape, this beach is a great spot to bring the family for a day of fun by the beach.

As you approach Wategos Beach from the foreshore promenade, you’ll be treated to magnificent views of the clear Byron Bay waters reaching a white sandy shore. The tree-covered headlands of Cape Byron tower over the beach’s northern edge. Wander down to the sandy shoreline and pick a spot to lay down your towel. Swim amid the gentle waves and enjoy views of the warm ultramarine waters, which deepen into the deep blue of the Pacific Ocean. If there is a little swell offshore, you might see dolphins frolicking in the rolling waves.

Bring some fresh fish and other picnic items and make use of the sheltered barbecue area, where you can grill your lunch. Spread out your picnic on the tables that line the grassy foreshore under the shade of she-oak trees, or head back down to the soft sand to enjoy your meal.

After your picnic, you’ll be ready to take on the steep stairway that winds up the edge of Cape Byron to the plateau of the bluff. Walk around the mesmerizing Cape Byron Track and see unbeatable views of the surrounding coastline. Don’t miss a visit to the Cape Byron Lighthouse, which has lit the way for passing seafarers since 1901. The lighthouse has a museum on its lower floors and can be toured for a small donation.

Wategos Beach is located 1.9 miles (3 kilometres) northwest of the town of Byron Bay and is part of the Cape Byron State Conservation Area. There is a parking lot parallel to the beach, but entry fees will apply per vehicle parked in the conservation area. There is a public restroom on the foreshore.

Swim or stroll at this beach sheltered by the rocky bluff of Cape Byron and you might see dolphins surfing on the offshore swell.

Wategos Beach is a beautifully protected crescent beach that huddles below the most easterly point in mainland Australia. Swim and play in the gentle waves that roll in from the north or explore the grassy foreshore. With scenic picnic facilities, a shady promenade and walking tracks to the top of the spectacular cape, this beach is a great spot to bring the family for a day of fun by the beach.

As you approach Wategos Beach from the foreshore promenade, you’ll be treated to magnificent views of the clear Byron Bay waters reaching a white sandy shore. The tree-covered headlands of Cape Byron tower over the beach’s northern edge. Wander down to the sandy shoreline and pick a spot to lay down your towel. Swim amid the gentle waves and enjoy views of the warm ultramarine waters, which deepen into the deep blue of the Pacific Ocean. If there is a little swell offshore, you might see dolphins frolicking in the rolling waves.

Bring some fresh fish and other picnic items and make use of the sheltered barbecue area, where you can grill your lunch. Spread out your picnic on the tables that line the grassy foreshore under the shade of she-oak trees, or head back down to the soft sand to enjoy your meal.

After your picnic, you’ll be ready to take on the steep stairway that winds up the edge of Cape Byron to the plateau of the bluff. Walk around the mesmerizing Cape Byron Track and see unbeatable views of the surrounding coastline. Don’t miss a visit to the Cape Byron Lighthouse, which has lit the way for passing seafarers since 1901. The lighthouse has a museum on its lower floors and can be toured for a small donation.

Wategos Beach is located 1.9 miles (3 kilometers) northwest of the town of Byron Bay and is part of the Cape Byron State Conservation Area. There is a parking lot parallel to the beach, but entry fees will apply per vehicle parked in the conservation area. There is a public restroom on the foreshore.

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Glen Villa Resort
Glen Villa Resort
3 out of 5
80-86 Butler Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is NZ$96 per night from 21 Jun. to 21 Jun.
Located in the heart of Byron Bay, this holiday park is within a 15-minute walk of Byron Tourist Information Centre and Main Beach. Tallow Beach and Wategos ...
4.2/5Very Good! (665 reviews)
"Friendly, helpful staff and a lovely quiet park. We had a lovely cabin. We were also very happy with the location and value."

Reviewed on 27 Apr. 2021

Glen Villa Resort
Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments
Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments
4 out of 5
20-22 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is NZ$205 per night from 6 Jul. to 6 Jul.
Located in the heart of Byron Bay, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Byron Tourist Information Centre and Main Beach. Tallow Beach and Wategos ...
4.3/5Excellent! (698 reviews)
"Centrally located in town centre and walking distance to Main Beach."

Reviewed on 23 May 2021

Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments
Waves Byron Bay
Waves Byron Bay
4.5 out of 5
35 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$303 per night from 5 Jul. to 5 Jul.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Byron Bay motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Byron Tourist Information Centre and Main Beach. Tallow Beach and Wategos ...
4.4/5Excellent! (573 reviews)
"The property is spacious, very central to everywhere, good location. However, there is a problem in the placement of the in-room amenities such as glasses and cups. They are put in far end of a low cupboard where I have to basically lie on the floor in order to get the glasses and cups out. Also, ..."

Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2021

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Glen Villa Resort
Glen Villa Resort
3 out of 5
80-86 Butler Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is NZ$96 per night from 21 Jun. to 21 Jun.
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Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments
Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments
4 out of 5
20-22 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is NZ$205 per night from 6 Jul. to 6 Jul.
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Waves Byron Bay
Waves Byron Bay
4.5 out of 5
35 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is NZ$303 per night from 5 Jul. to 5 Jul.
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Watermark at Wategos
Watermark at Wategos
4 out of 5
29 Marine Parade, Byron Bay, NSW
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Victoria's at Wategos
Victoria's at Wategos
5 out of 5
1 Marine Parade, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is NZ$710 per night from 21 Jun. to 21 Jun.
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Your Luxury Escape - The White House
Your Luxury Escape - The White House
4.5 out of 5
25 Marine Parade, Byron Bay, NSW
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Hibiscus Motel
Hibiscus Motel
2 out of 5
33 Lawson St, Byron Bay, NSW
The price is NZ$200 per night from 28 Jun. to 28 Jun.
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THE CAPE at Wategos - Lodging in Paradise
24 Pandanus Lane, Byron Bay, NSW
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The Hawk at Wategos
The Hawk at Wategos
4.5 out of 5
5 Pandanus Lane, Byron Bay, NSW
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