If nature is calling, Angourie is answering! The shy sibling of nearby Yamba, Angourie is located along the Clarence Coast of Northern NSW. A National Surfing Reserve since 2007, Angourie is a pristine environment protected by the Yuraygir National Park. Surfers gather from all around to visit this slice of paradise, but if surfing isn’t your thing, you can easily lose hours to wandering the rugged coast, spotting pods of dolphins or whales or jumping in for a quick dip.
Things to do
Angourie Point is a small, steep sandy bay that is home to an imposing rock shelf called “Life or Death” – which refers to the dramatic circumstances a surfer can find themselves in if overpowered by the Angourie line up, or if they’ve caught a wave too far across the bay.
Angourie Point is not a swimming beach – Spooky Beach to the north or Back Beach around the corner are easier options, but it’s worth checking Angourie out, just to watch the waves fan in like something out of a ‘70s surf movie. There’s cold water, open showers available in the often busy carpark.
A walk out to Angourie’s grassy headland is a beautiful thing – this marks a Clarence Valley junction of sorts – visible to the north sits Yamba’s sprinkling of lights and rooftops; but to the south, a series of headlands recede into the mist, beckoning the visitor to wonder what treasures lie beyond.
When hunger strikes, steer yourself towards Cafe Angourie’s locally-sourced meals or Barbarescue’s scrumptious Italian fare.
If you need a vehicle, make sure you stop by our locations or enquire on 131 381 about our express pick-up service from Ballina, Coolangatta or Brisbane airports, for rental bookings 7 days or more.