The relaxed coastal town of Ballina is located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales and is a popular seaside destination. Ballina is the picture-perfect holiday spot for watersport fans. With more than 32km of beautiful coastline spanning from Ballina to Lennox Head, beachgoers are spoilt for choice when choosing a swimming, fishing, surfing or (sometimes) a whale watching spot.

Coastal Bliss and Seaside Activities:

Ballina’s coastline, adorned with golden sands and rolling waves, sets the stage for a coastal retreat like no other. The town’s beaches, including North Creek Beach and Lighthouse Beach, provide a tranquil escape for those seeking sun-soaked relaxation or invigorating dips in the Pacific Ocean.

Surfing enthusiasts can ride the waves at popular surf breaks, while families can enjoy picnics, beach volleyball, and sandcastle building along the shoreline. The inviting waters offer a playground for water sports, from kayaking to paddleboarding, creating an aquatic haven for visitors of all ages.

Things to do:

The local Richmond River can also be discovered upon boarding a relaxing cruise, or adventure lovers can grab a paddle and embark on a kayaking tour. Cycling is a popular mode of transport in Ballina with the area featuring 25km of cycle paths that encourage visitors to wheel their way through the town, browse through the local boutiques and arts and craft markets before enjoying a picnic lunch in one of the town’s parks.

Coastal Views and Landmarks

For panoramic views of the coast, visit the historic Ballina Head Lighthouse, perched majestically on the headland. The lighthouse offers a glimpse into the town’s maritime history and provides a stunning backdrop for capturing memorable moments.

The local landmarks are not exclusive to the natural delights and one of Ballina’s most popular attractions is the famous Big Prawn – a 9m, 35-tonne crustacean that proves a very popular photo backdrop and attracts visitors from near and far.


Whether you’re chasing waves, strolling along scenic paths, or enjoying a seafood feast, Ballina promises a coastal escape that resonates with the beauty of the Northern Rivers region. Discover Choice Hotels Ballina accommodation and start your next adventure today.

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