Known for having several diverse sections – a dog-friendly beach area, an area containing great surf thanks to The Wreck, and a nude-friendly area – Belongil Beach satisfies the needs of many beach goers in Byron Bay. The popular coastline stretches for 2.5km to the north of Byron Bay's Main Beach, all the way up to the Belongil Creek mouth.
Dog owners are free to take their four-footed friends in the section of Belongil Beach spanning from the Main Beach car park to Manfred Street, which is great for exercise, for both man and beast.
On the opposite end of the beach, up north near the Belongil Creek mouth, gathers individuals who prefer to take their beach experience in the nude. Although not officially legal, this area of Belongil is well-known for naturist spirits to run free, so be aware.
On the southern end of the beach lies The Wreck. The SS Wollongbar sunk here in a cyclone back in 1922 and continues to sit just 30 meters off-shore. While The Wreck makes for a perfect snorkel exploration in calmer waters, the main benefit of this sunken ship would be the surf break it creates.
Visitors that just prefer a good swim will do better in the beach's southern shores.
Belongil Beach is easily reached by a 20 minute walk from Byron's Main Beach, or by car. A 50-space car park is available for visitors.