Beaches, Pools & Waterholes

Main Beach - Byron Bay

Main Beach, Byron Bay
  • Byron Bay’s most popular beach
  • Surf Life Saving Club
  • Directly in front of the town
  • Park, playground & eateries nearby
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Showers
  • Camping
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Free Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Public Toilets
  • Restaurant
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Take Away Food

Discovery Parks Water Park - Byron Bay

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL! Freephone: 1800 039 512 | Local call: 02 6685 7378 | website: discoveryholidayparks.com.au/nsw/north_coast/byron_bay

  • Just 2kms from Byron Bay town centre
  • One of the largest waterparks in any Australian caravan Holiday park
  • A unique barrel waterpark with a giant tipping bucket along with waterslides, water shooting features amazing fountains.
  • Also available in the fun complex is a pool relaxation area, jumping pillow, BBQ facilities, gazebo, tennis court and sports area, pedal carts and bikes.
  • Day passes and discounts for large groups & kids parties – BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL!
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Showers
  • Camping
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Free Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Public Toilets
  • Swimming
  • Tourist Info

Ballina Pool & Waterslide - Ballina

Open weekdays 6am-7pm | Saturday 8am-6pm | Sunday & Public Holidays 9am-5pm | Waterslide weekends & school holidays from 10/11am to 4pm

  • Located at Las Balsas Plaza, off River St,  Ballina
  • 2 Waterslides 2 heated pools and water splash area
  • Olympic size pool (50m), covered learn-to-swim pool (25m)
  • Click through to General Information for opening hours and prices
  • Baby Change Table
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Showers
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Free Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Toilets
  • Swimming
  • Take Away Food

Clarkes Beach - Byron Bay

Clarkes Beach
  • Between Main Beach and The Pass
  • Popular with families
  • Safe swimming – sandbar & tidal pools
  • Kayaking lessons here
  • Sand-cruiser beach wheelchair free hire
  • Clarkes Beach Café
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Showers
  • Camping
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Free Parking
  • Kayaking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Public Toilets
  • Restaurant
  • Sand Cruiser
  • Swimming
  • Take Away Food

The Pass - Byron Bay

Fishermans Lookout, The Pass, Byron Bay
  • Surfing for all levels (usually crowded)
  • Dive boats launch here
  • Picturesque location
  • Panoramic look out
  • Shady picnic tables & barbecues
  • The Pass Café
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Showers
  • Diving
  • Free Parking
  • Panoramic Lookout
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Toilets
  • Restaurant
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Take Away Food

Lennox Head Beach - Lennox Head

Lennox Head beach
  • Wide, sandy, open beach
  • Popular with beach-goers surfers and fishermen alike
  •  Seasonally patrolled in front of Surf Life Saving Club
  • Largest National Surfing Reserve in Australia
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Beach Fishing
  • Showers
  • Camping
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Free Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Toilets
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Take Away Food

Lake Ainsworth - Lennox Head

Lake Ainsworth, Lennox Head

*Red Alert as at 29 January 2019  – sampling has shown blue green algae levels remain high at the Lake*
CLICK HERE  to check the most up-to-date info from Ballina Shire Council’s website.

  • Natural dunal ti-tree lake
  • Safe swimming & recreation area
  • Great family spot for kids of all ages
  • Across the road from 7 Mile Beach
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Camping
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Free Parking
  • Kayaking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Toilets
  • Swimming
  • Take Away Food

The Serpentine - Ballina

The Serpentine Beach and Public Reserve, Ballina NSW
  • Located on the opposite side of the road to Shaws Bay just before North Creek joins the Richmond River
  • UNPATROLLED gorgeous family friendly beach
  • Free adjacent street parking plus handy stroller friendly walking/cycle ways
  • Bring your kayak, SUP or fishing rod and make a day of it!
  • Beach Fishing
  • Showers
  • Free Parking
  • Swimming

Shelly Beach - Ballina

Shelly Beach
  • Wading pool built into the rocks
  • Popular family beach
  • Stroller-friendly path around the beach and headland
  • Nearby cafe The Belle General serves tasty treats
  • Beach Fishing
  • Free Parking
  • Lighthouse
  • Panoramic Lookout
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Toilets
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Lighthouse Beach - Ballina

View of lighthouse beach
  • 700m sandy beach stretches to North Wall
  • Good access from car park
  • Grassy reserve between the road & beach
  • Popular surfing location – beware of rips and strong currents
  • Stunning new beachfront surf club with cafe
  • Beach Fishing
  • Showers
  • Free Parking
  • Lighthouse
  • Panoramic Lookout
  • Public Toilets
  • Restaurant
  • Scenic View
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Take Away Food

Mullumbimby Petria Thomas Swimming Pool - Mullumbimby

Open 1 Sept 2015 - 30 April 2016. Open Monday to Friday 6am-6pm (7pm during daylight saving). Saturday, 7am-6pm, Sunday 8am-6pm Public Holidays 10am-5pm

Petria Thomas Swimming Pool - Mullumbimby
  • Located on Jubilee Avenue, Mullumbimby
  • Open 1 September 2015 to 30 April 2016. Closed Christmas Day
  • Olympic size pool (50m) & 2 smaller pools for little ones
  • Inflatable Obstacle Course Fun between 11am to 2pm daily during school holidays! (weather permitting)
  • Click through to General Information for admission prices
  • Showers
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Free Parking
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Toilets
  • Swimming
  • Take Away Food

Torakina Beach - Brunswick Heads

Torakina Beach, Brunswick Heads
  • Nestled between the break walls at the mouth of Brunswick River
  • Sheltered and practically swell-free
  • Ideal swimming conditions for children
  • Adjacent to Torakina Park with amenities & barbecues
  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Showers
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Free Parking
  • Public Toilets
  • Swimming