This friendly seaside village is less than an hours drive south of Byron Bay, 30 mins from Ballina and is the perfect place to visit if you enjoy fishing, boating, simple pleasures and natural surrounds.
Everything is so accessible! The best way to explore the waterways and main town is on foot. Park the car at Evans Head Main Beach, grab a coffee from The Sandpit Cafe and take a stroll along the breakwall, keeping an eye out for dolphins and turtles! Follow the footpath along the river to the heart of town. It may be a little main street but you will find everything you need and even some hidden gems.
Photo credit: Reflections Holiday Park Evans Head
A short 5 min drive over the bridge and you will find yourself on ‘the southside’. This is where you can access Bundjalung National Park, offering great walking tracks and quiet fishing spots. Well known as a fishing town, grab your fish and chips direct from the co-op and enjoy while watching the trawlers and pelicans.
Evans Head Marina – Photo credit: Bruce Felton Images
Continue exploring the south side and stop in at Shark Bay, a small and protected beach below Razorback Lookout. With the natural protection from a rocky cove, this is a really pretty spot to visit. The views from the lookout put everything in to perspective, the river mouth, the snorkeling and the sweeping beach towards Ballina.
Razorback Lookout – Photo credit: Kayla Ellis Photo
WHERE TO EAT
For a small town, there is certainly no shortage of places to eat. Evans to Betsy is the perfect place for coffee lovers, brunch and all round yummy food. Head to the local bowling club on a Friday or Saturday night and you will find the locals enjoying the much loved Chinese restaurant or end the day watching the sunset with a cocktail in your hand at The SandBar & Restaurant.
WHERE TO STAY
Fallen in love and decided to stay? Reflections Holiday Parks Evans Head is hard to go past when it comes to accommodation. Enjoy the luxuries of one of the park’s premium villas which are high end, contemporary and best of all, offer majestic views of the river at your doorstep. For convenience, the Bowlo Cabins are modern and walking distance to beach and club next door. For longer stays, there is plenty of holiday lettings that are self contained and have that feeling of home away from home. Contact the local Holiday Accommodation experts at LJ Hooker Evans Head or Evans Head First National.
Evans Head has so much to offer and explore, the natural beauty really will inspire you to enjoy the outdoors. The perfect place for families, it really is like the quintessential beach holiday destination.