Yamba Main Beach
If we asked you to name a laid back holiday destination in New South Wales, with world-famous surf breaks, great beaches and a town with a happy coastal vibe, you could be forgiven for saying Byron Bay.
And you would be right!
But with Byron becoming increasingly popular and more expensive, you may be interested in to visit another place, just 120km away.
One that has actually been labelled the ‘new Byron Bay’.
And that would be Yamba.
Located on the coast of the northern NSW, at the mouth of the Clarence River, Yamba is about a 3.5 hour drive from Brisbane and about a 7.5 hour drive from Sydney.
Boasting a number of excellent restaurants, cafes and eateries Yamba is a quaint town with a sleepy coastal ambiance that is reminiscent of Byron Bay 30 year agos.
Yamba is known for its fantastic beaches which are ideal for swimming and surfing. Overall there are five very good beaches close to town – each offering something different.
Between Clarence Head and Yamba Point is a 700 m wide northeast-facing bay containing two small beaches either side of the Clarence River lighthouse.
The first of these is Yamba Main Beach, which serves as the epicenter of the town.
About Yamba Main Beach
Enjoying a stunning backdrop at the base of a steep hill, bound by rocky outcrops and reefs, this Yamba Main Beach is very picturesque.
Overlooked by the iconic Pacific Hotel, the beach is only 250 metres in length. But the gorgeous white sand is very well maintained, which makes it a lovely spot to sunbathe and relax in.
This beach is protected from southerly waves by Yamba Point.
According to Beachsafe.org it ‘usually has a moderate swell breaking over an attached bar, which is cut by two permanent rips against the rocks, when waves exceed 1 m’.
Boasting a surf club that, having been founded in 1908, remains one of the oldest in the world, Yamba Main Beach is also well know for its ocean pool.
Located on the southern rock platform this 33 metre pool, as well as being visually stunning, offers safe swimming.
On the northern side of the Clarence River lighthouse is Turner’s Beach. A popular swimming and surfing beach
Nearby, Whiting Beach is a river beach which is great for families with young children. It extends from the western side of the breakwall along a sand spit known as Hickey Island.
Convent Beach stretches eastwards from the rock pool at the eastern fringe of Yamba Beach to Yamba Point.
On the other side of Yamba Point is Pippie Beach which extends south towards Angourie.
Yamba is a great place and if you would like to visit the area there are a number of excellent hotel and accommodation options for you to consider.
Use the search box below to peruse all the best deals currently available there.
Yamba Main Beach Themed Products
Beach Scenes has designed a number of beach themed products from original photography we have taken of Yamba Beach.
These products include the following:
A great way to showcase your love of the beach in your home or the office, this high-quality wall clock has a wooden frame and plexiglass face. It also has a pre-installed backside hook.
Great for lighting up your day when you are working from home or in the office, this high-quality mousemat is made from 4 mm thick Neoprene.
Made of 100% polyester, this reusable face mask gives you a physical barrier around the face with a stunning beach style design.
This Yamba Main Beach Canvas will make an awesome statement on the wall of any room in your house!
Want a laptop cover with a bit of pizzazz? Then check out this fabulous Laptop Sleeve!
Could your mobile phone do with some beach love? Then check out this beautiful smartphone case.
Great for your creative writing or drawing, this blank journal has 128 single pages in it. So there is plenty of room to let those ideas flow!
Bring the beach vibe to your bed or sofa with this awesome Yamba Beach Cushion!
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All of these products are available to buy from Beach Scenes online store.
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