Wategos Beach

Wategos Beach, New South Wales, Australia

Discover a little piece of paradise at Wategos Beach, Australia’s most easterly beach, located just 2KM from Byron Bay’s town centre. Enjoy beautiful views of the hinterland, and be amongst the first people in Australia to watch the sunrise.

This peaceful, sheltered beach is protected by the headland from the wilder waters, making it a fantastic place to surf, particularly for longboarders and beginners. It’s also a lovely, scenic spot for a swim during the summer months when it is patrolled. Look out for the local bottlenose dolphins who also love to play in these waters.

Make use of the free beachside BBQs and picnic tables to cook some lunch. Once you’ve refuelled, why not tackle the steps up to Cape Byron Lighthouse, located at the far end of the beach.

The picturesque beach is surrounded by national park walking trails to keep you occupied for the whole day or even longer.

Wategos Beach, New South Wales, Australia