Wategos Beach
Wategos Beach
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,823 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Wategos may not be the main beach in Byron Bay but it is very lovely. It’s a classic Australian surf beach with rolling waves and a long crescent-shaped stretch of almost white sand.
It is a relatively sheltered beach, making it a good choice for swimming. There is some shade on the beach
There are basic facilities including changing rooms, showers and toilets. However there are no lifeguards and street parking is metered and in any case, is extremely limited.
Instead, we walked in from The Pass Beach. It’s paid parking here too but at least there’s a large carpark and lots of space. The walk up and over the headland starts from Palm Valley (alongside the carpark) and is definitely a challenging and steep path in the summer. However its a good way to work up a sweat before you dive into the waves at the other end and on the plus side, you get some absolutely lovely views along the way.
Written 12 March 2024
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K72
Melbourne, Australia3,069 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Less busy than the main beach, Wategos is quite stunning. Small and compact with stunning views. Liked this one much better than the others.
Written 12 April 2023
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pjf000
Melbourne, Australia371 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
There are not many beaches on the east coast of Australia that face north and have some protection from waves coming from the east. Some shade on the beach close to shore. Nice for laying in the sun.
Written 2 March 2023
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Marty ..
Ballina, Australia3,134 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
Wategos Beach .. is another beautiful , hidden away Byron Bay beach

I visited Wategos Beach a few different times during 2022

Each time .. this mostly sandy beach , was busy with surf swimming & sunbathing

Off the beach are plenty of beautiful views

There's only one road into the cove Wategos Beach sits in

From the far end of Wategos Beach .. there's a hill track up to the scenic views from the Cape Byron Lighthouse

Above the beach , there’s a small park area .. with barbecue facilities & a public toilet

The limited street parking , is paid parking
Written 26 January 2023
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Eyekaytoo
Leverkusen, Germany3,023 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
I walked past this lovely little beach early one morning on my walk along the coastal path as far as the Byron lighthouse. I was intrigued to see quite a few hardy wet suited surfers already testing out the swell at around 6.30 a.m. Apart from a few other walkers the beach was practically empty. The only sounds were the surf rolling in and the plethora of birds singing as their day also started. Beautiful.
Written 7 December 2022
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Kelli M
Sunshine Coast, Australia1,054 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Lovely little beach that feels safe and secluded. Very popular spot and you can see why when you’re here. We visited on a Friday to avoid the weekend crowds and paid for parking so we got a spot right in front of the main beach access. Also a beautiful drive down to the beach
Written 1 November 2022
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Jake K
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
Beautiful beach. Can get a bit crowded so definitely get there early to secure yourself a good spot. Generally very safe conditions for swimming and great for families.
Written 23 June 2022
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Pamela D
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Nice beach. Bit Busy but if you get there early enough you can find a secluded section and a park. Very clean!
Written 13 June 2022
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Bedarra Luxury Escape "Barefoot"
Bedarra Island, Australia36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
lovely spot, and clean water. White silica sand
Love Wategos beach
Whats not to like about a beach like this
Written 5 May 2022
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2 Cups Of Travel
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Wategos Beach was one of our favourite stops on our Byron Bay adventure. If you get the weather right it's perfect for spending time soaking up the sun, otherwise hike around, grab a coffee, or had a surf.
Written 8 February 2022
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