Christmas Beach Brunswick Heads
At the very end of a dusty corrugated road, you’ll find a pathway to the most beautiful tropical beach you can find, and it’s within 25 minutes drive of Byron Bay.
This secret local’s beach doesn’t look like much when you see it from afar, but I guarantee you, once you visit this Brunswick Heads beach, YOU WILL NEVER GO ANYWHERE ELSE.
Christmas Beach Brunswick Heads
Christmas Beach Brunswick Heads on the north bank of the Brunswick River is a tropical island paradise, with CRYSTAL clear water of the topaz and emerald hues you only find way up north.
There’s NO waves, except for the gentle sway after a boat leisurely glides by, and from November to March, the temps are delicious. Jump right in.
Take cover under the shade of the trees behind, and stay all day. BYO picnic, snacks and water, and a good book. You might actually get a chance to read it, as long as the kids can swim and one eye on them is enough.
This place is a magnificent find, and trust me when I say you will never want to leave.
**More pics coming soon**
The Inside Scoop – Christmas Beach Brunswick Heads (AKA Harry Hills Beach)
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Address: End of North Head Rd, New Brighton
Telephone: Ranger Station (02) 6620 9300 (Contact hours: 8.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday)
Website: National Parks
Opening Hours: Christmas Beach Brunswick Heads in the Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve is open daily, from dawn to dusk. Note: Christmas Beach may be closed times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Entry Fees: Free
Nearest takeaway coffee: New Brighton, or Ocean Shores Shopping Centre on Rajah Road.
Parking: Free parking for about 20 cars at the end of North Head Road. Hot tip: Go early in summer. It fills up quickly. More parking along North Head road on both sides as you enter, but with kids, you don’t want to make the walk any longer.
How to get there:
- By Bus: Take the 645 bus from Ocean Shores to River Street, New Brighton and walk approximately 20 minutes.
- By Car or Bike from Ocean Shores: Travel east along Orana Road. At Warrambool Road roundabout, turn left to stay on Orana Road. Continue along Orana Road, which becomes Strand Avenue. Turn right onto North Head Road and drive all the way to the end of the gravel road. Walk 300 metres along the North Head track (starting at the toilet block) and take the right fork at the sign to find stairs to access Christmas Beach.
- By stand up paddleboard, or kayak: Hire a board at the Pirate Ship opposite the Brunswick Heads hotel, and paddle round. Or BYO board for a build-your-own-adventure day.
Toilets: At entrance to North Head track only.
Disability access: Limited. Sandy pathway and stairs at end of track to beach.
Closest ATM: Ocean Shores Shopping Centre
Closest playground: Water Lily Park, Ocean Shores
Shade: Yes, treed.
Ground cover: Sand
Food options: BYO
Picnic tables: No
Electric BBQs: No
Water Bubblers/fountains: No. BYO water.
Scooters and Bikes: No
We visit this beach often. See you there!
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