If stunning, clean sandy beaches offering a variety of options are what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place. From watching the sun rise over the ocean horizon, to enjoying a leisurely swim or a relaxing barefoot stroll, or maybe even catching a wave (or fish), one of our beaches is always sheltered from the weather/wind and is guaranteed to ‘deliver’. And each of Yamba’s 5 beaches are within walking distance from The Boathouse.
The most sheltered Beach in Yamba, this white, sandy location is inside the break wall. Whiting Beach is a wonderful still-water river-beach and the lack of breaking waves and golden sand make this a very safe beach. Parking, picnic tables, showers and public toilets are all provided. In the summer months you can even hire a SUP and enjoy paddling in the calm waters.
Turner’s Beach is wedged between the southern seawall of the Clarence River and Clarence Headland with its iconic lighthouse. Swell and the resulting waves reaching the beach are reduced in size by the seawall and headland, resulting in moderate size waves, popular with surfers and body boarders. Parking and a toilet/shower can be found here.
Home of one of the oldest Surf Life Saving Clubs in Australia and also the ever-popular tidal rock pool, Main Beach is well protected from both windy conditions, and big swell. Ablution facilities as well as a grassy area with shade trees make this a fabulous beach to while away the hours. The Main Beach Kiosk overlooking the beach is also a great place to enjoy a coffee and a bite to eat while getting your toes wet.
Dolphins are regular visitors to the waters off Convent Beach, which is a quiet 100m long beach backed by pandanus palms and vegetated bluffs. It is so-names to acknowledge the convent that overlooked it from 1900 to 1910. While beautifully protected from the SE trade winds and not prone to big surf, a few rocks are scattered in the waters so caution when swimming is advisable. Access is from Ocean St which has limited parking, or you can walk over the rocks from Main Beach.
Pippi Beach is an idyllic location to go to for a long beach walk (great at low tide). When the conditions are right both surfers and kite surfers can be spotted playing in the waves here. Fishing off the rock shelf at the northern end and from Flat Rock at the southern end is a popular pastime for both locals and visitors.