Yamba and Angourie Beaches
With 11 stunning beaches around Yamba to choose from, it’s fair to say we are spoiled for choice! There’s a beach to suit everyone, from swimming to surfing and fishing to playing, there’s even one for your 4-legged friend! Some of the most popular beaches are:
Situated below Flinders Park and the Pacific Hotel, Main Beach is great for swimming, surfing and beach in general! Facilities include Kiosk overlooking the beach, toilets, shower, picnic tables and 33m salt water ocean pool.
Situated below the lighthouse at the Yamba break wall. Great for surfing or fishing off the break/rock walls. Facilities include toilets, showers and picnic tables.
Situated on the inside of the break wall, Whiting Beach is a still water river beach with little to no waves great for the whole family, ideal for fishing, swimming, kayaking/paddle boarding and even the littlies! Facilites include toilets, shower and picnic tables.
Situated below Ocean Street between Main Beach and Lovers Point, Convent Beach is fairly sheltered and is great for swimming, fishing and even has little rock pools. Steep stairway access to beach.
Situated on Pacific Parade, Pippi Beach starts at Lovers Point extending all the way to Angourie. Great for long walks along the beach, swimming, surfing, fishing and plenty of beach fun! Southern Pippi Beach (South of the Dolphin Park car park) is dog friendly too! Facilities include toilets, shower, picnic tables and 4WD access.
Situated on The Crescent, Angourie, Spooky Beach is great for the whole family, swimming and surfing. Facilities include toilets, showers, 4WD access and shop across the road.
Angourie Beach was declared a National Surfing Reserve in 2007, the second site in Australia to be recognised for its significance to recreational surfing and understandably, is a haven for Surfers! Famous these days for being Aussie surfing legend Nat Young's home break, Angourie remains a pristine environment bordered by the Yuraygir National Park.
Back Beach Angourie
Accessed via Mara Creek Road. The beach runs for 1.5 km down to Woody Bluff in the south. Popular spot for surfing and hikers heading south along the trail.
Green Point picnic reserve provides good parking and access to the beach via steps to the southern end. Greenpoint has beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and is popular with fishers and is protected from the Southerly winds.
Only for the adventurer, the coastal walk follows a designated track from Back Beach Angourie first runs for a couple of kilometres along the top of the Woody Bluff cliffs, to a lookout above Shelly Beach. Steep descent to beach.
Stories about the first lighthouse seem to vary a little but it seems that there was first a rudimentary structure of a platform with a kerosene lamp on it on the most easterly part of Pilot Hill.
This was replaced in 1866 by a small wooden humpy whose shutters were opened each night to dispense the rays of a large kerosene lamp placed on a bench. It was in the same place as the first and next to the flagstaff.
Tenders were called in 1878 and a permanent light was built in 1880 by W. Kinnear at a cost of 1,097 pounds. You get a beautiful view from the grassland that surrounds the lighthouse. The lighthouse itself is not open for inspection. (Lighthouse Custodian is the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources).
For more information: www.clarencetourism.com
The award-winning Yamba Museum, operated by the Port of Yamba Historical Society, is centrally located. Check the web site for up-to-date information about special exhibitions and events at the Yamba Museum. Like the Facebook page for glimpses of Yamba's past through historical photos.
The museum displays focus on the settlement of Yamba and its strong maritime history. The collection includes objects that highlight the diversity of Yamba's history, from the telescope once belonging to Francis Freeburn, the first pilot and pioneer in Yamba, to the shark-bitten surf board and mock school room display.
Research services include access to an extensive photographic collection, publications available for purchase and the impressive knowledge of the museum volunteer guides.
For more information: http://www.pyhsmuseum.org.au
(Source: http://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/north-coast/clarence-coast/yamba/attractions/story-house-museum )
Yamba Historical Walks
Retrace the steps of the explorer Mathew Flinders as you make your way around Yamba, exploring the historical highlights and landmarks such as the Flinders Well, Yamba Lighthouse, and the Yamba Historical Museum.
There are two self-guided walking tours available: The 'Hill Walk' (medium grade, three kilometre walk) to discover the historical sites on Yamba Hill and the 'Flat Walk' (easy grade, three kilometre walk) for the sites on Yamba's flat lands. All the walks start and finish at the Yamba Museum, next to the Yamba Golf and Country Club.
Pick up your copies of the Yamba Historical Walks guides at The Yamba Museum, or scan a QR code or DCM code into your handheld device from the special museum postcards, and access historical photos and information as you travel around Yamba.
For more information: http://www.clarencetourism.com/what-to-see-do/yamba/historical-walks-around-yamba/p/623
(Source: http://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/north-coast/clarence-coast/yamba/attractions/yamba-historical-walks )
Angourie Blue Pool
The Angourie Blue Pool is extremely deep and is a very popular swimming hole. There is a walking track to the Angourie Blue Pool from the car park area at the eastern end of The Crescent, Angourie.
The rock shelf separating the pools from the ocean is an interesting area to explore and families often picnic around the picturesque freshwater pools.
As the Pool is subject to naturally occurring algae on occasion, which could prevent swimming, we encourage visitors to get in contact with Clarence Valley Council in relation to the water condition at the time, and check for Council's signs at the entrance, which advises visitors of the current swimming and water conditions.
For more information: www.clarencetourism.com
Angourie Bay Picnic Area
Pack a picnic and gather the kids together for a fabulous day by the beach at Angourie Bay picnic area. Located adjacent to Angourie Headland, this lovely park-like setting is ideal for a family get-together or post-surf snack. It's easy to pop back to the beach for more swimming or a walk or you can relax on the grass.
For more information: http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/Picnic-areas/Angourie-Bay-picnic-area
Angourie to Brooms Head Hike
18km (one way) - 6.5 hour
If you've decided to hike the entire Yuraygir coastal walk north to south, Angourie to Brooms Head is the first section and begins in world famous Angourie Surfing Reserve. Angourie to Brooms Head is a great place to start a northern NSW coastal day walk or multi-day hike. This hiking track takes you through a variety of coastal ecosystems.
For more information: http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/Walking-tracks/Angourie-to-Brooms-Head
Angourie Walking Track
5km (one way) - 2 hour - Medium difficulty
Angourie walking track is a moderately challenging route linking Mara Creek picnic area in the north with Shelley Headland in the south. This superb coastal hike passes through sections of coastland heath and along the seaward side of a ridge with views of sheltered bays and rocky shoals. Keep your binoculars handy for birds in the heath, as well.
For more information: http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/Walking-tracks/Angourie-walking-track
Located 310 nautical miles north of Sydney and 90 nautical miles south from the Gold Coast, Yamba Marina is the most modern marina on the NSW North Coast. This complete boating centre lies less than 1 kilometre from the safe entrance to the mighty Clarence River.
Yamba is also home to the State's largest offshore fishing fleet and is a haven for recreational boats with over 300 kilometres of navigable water in the Clarence system. The river is abundant with fish and Yamba has some of the finest beaches on the Australian east coast
The hotel not only offers unsurpassed views and amazing food, but is centrally located to the town of Yamba, a close walk to all shops, restaurants and beaches. Arguably Australia’s best hotel view, this iconic hotel has been etched in the memories of many people since it was built in 1934.
Yamba Shores Tavern
Yamba Shores Tavern is Yamba’s only true waterfront venue and having recently completed a multi-million dollar redevelopment it is most certainly the jewel in Yamba’s crown. Arrive by either car or boat and come and experience our famous Bistro. Enjoy lunch or dinner on the Clarence Deck while the kids enjoy Yamba’s biggest covered playground. Enjoy the new Lounge Deck Cafe with house made coffee and cakes, have a bet in our premium TAB or for those looking for Yamba’s leading dining experience we offer Boardroom & Bar.
Weddings and functions are our specialty and we offer the choice of the Clarence Deck, or for that more intimate setting, Boardroom & Bar.
Yamba Bowling Club
Nestled among historic Norfolk Pines the Yamba Bowling and Recreation Club has been providing a sporting and community centre since the 1930's. Today the club not only offers bowls on 3 1/2 immaculate greens, but entertainment and activities for every member of your family including bars, eateries, entertainment areas for adults and children, and other great facilities. Browse through our website and discover for yourself all our wonderful club has to offer.
Yamba Golf and Country Club
If you enjoy a friendly social environment and the fun and competition of a great day’s golf, come and visit us at Yamba Golf & Country Club.
We are conveniently located just five minutes walk from the centre of town, and we have all of the latest facilities you’d expect from a modern social and sporting club.
From the clubhouse and new back deck, you can enjoy picturesque views of our championship 18 hole golf course and watch an abundance of native Australian flora and fauna whilst enjoying a cold beverage or two.
Our restaurant – SeaFire Steak and Seafood, is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, offering a great menu with all of your Club favourites, and some superb blackboard specials on locally caught seafood. Or enjoy a coffee and snack overlooking the golf course, every day from 10am!
Join us for our weekly activities including live entertainment, touring shows, dining, BINGO and gaming. And when it’s time to go home, let us drive you in our air conditioned courtesy buses!
At Yamba Golf & Country Club, we look forward to welcoming you!
Adrenalin Sports Yamba
Located in the centre of town on Coldstream Street. We will cater to all of your water sport needs including Kite Surfing, Wake Boarding, Ski Tubes, Funkita Swimwear and active wear, Epic triathlon suits, DAFIN, DMC fins and goggles, Stand up paddle boards, snorkel gear and much more.....
Revival offers a great selection of music .From the latest CD's, DVD's & vinyl to classic back catalogue, limited editions and collectables. A selection of ocean & landscape art & photography combined with urban,surf, retro & vintage inspired fashion and lifestyle items. Revival brings influences from the past to the present.