INSIDE: Why we LOVE Christmas Beach Brunswick Heads, and why you will too!
At the very end of a dusty corrugated road, you’ll find a pathway to the most beautiful tropical beach you’ve even seen, 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.
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- 1 Christmas Beach Brunswick Heads
- 2 The Best Brunswick Heads Accommodation
- 3 The Inside Scoop – Christmas Beach Brunswick Heads (AKA Harry Hills Beach)
- 4 How to get to Christmas Beach
- 5 Toadstool Rating- Christmas Beach Ocean Shores
- 6 Looking for MORE SUPER FUN Things to Do in BRUNSWICK HEADS & BYRON BAY?
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.
If your kids are competent swimmers, and keeping one eye on them is enough, you might actually get a chance to read it.
This place is a magnificent find, and trust me when I say you will never want to leave.
Side note: Every now and then, when the wind blows in the wrong direction, you get those pesky cornflakes in the water, or the water is not perfectly clear.
Be sure to come back when the weather improves so you don’t miss out on seeing this beach at its’ best.
The Best Brunswick Heads Accommodation
Camping and Cabins:
- Reflections Holiday Parks Terrace Reserve (Our pick. Right on the river)
- Massey Green
Hotel & Apartments (all on the main thoroughfare- walking distance to everything)
- Chalet Motel
- The Sails Motel Brunswick Heads
- Brunswick Heads Motel
**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) or call Byron Shire Council.
Website: Click here (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.
How to get to Christmas Beach
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. (This is the Brunswick Heads nature reserve access road)
- Walk 300 metres along the North Head track (starting at the toilet block).
- 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.
Where to Park at Christmas Beach
There’s free parking for about 20 cars at the end of North Head Road.
Hot tip: Go early in summer. It fills up quickly.
Find more parking along North Head road on both sides as you enter. Drive up to see how close you can get, and turn around to find a spot on road out if you have to.
If you have kids in tow, you don’t want to walk any more than you have to, especially on the return hike after a big day of swimming .
The beach track alone is long enough for little ones.
Note: Avoid this beach on public holidays.
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
Toadstool Rating- Christmas Beach Ocean Shores
Best beach around. It’s one of the best beaches in Byron Bay shire for kids too. We visit this beach often.
See you there!
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