Evans Head Holiday Rentals
Evans Head is a pretty fishing village close to superb beaches, stunning national parks and a glorious river system. Great for a long and relaxing getaway away from the cares of the world, Evans Head has a range of wonderful self-contained holiday rental options, including holiday cabins, cottages and beach houses.
Main Beach is situated on the northern side of the river mouth and has great areas for swimming, surfing and fishing. The beach is patrolled during the warmer months and is popular with families with children. The beach stretches north, all the way to South Ballina
and offers many secluded areas for swimming, fishing and sunbathing. Broadwater National Park
encompasses the beach and coastal woodlands north of the patrolled section of beach and features walking trails, picnic areas and plenty of chances for observing native bird and wildlife.
The coastline south of the river mouth also has many pleasant stretches of sand and offers deserted beaches, high rocky cliffs and pretty coastal bushland. Shark Bay is a tiny cove adjacent to the breakwall and is great for swimming and surfing. Razorback Lookout sits above Shark Bay and affords visitors wonderful views of the coastline; on clear days the vistas stretch as far as Byron Bay
. Dirawang Reserve begins not far from the lookout and protects a large section of coastal heathland set high above the ocean. Goanna Headland is a popular local landmark and is situated close to a number of awesome surf breaks.
Chinamans Beach is one of the prettiest in the area and is a long expanse of shoreline overlooked by tranquil native bushland. The northern end of the beach is a popular surf break while anglers cast off into the channels around the middle of the beach. Long walks along the sand lead to the equally attractive stretch of sand known as New Zealand Beach, which ends spectacularly at a rocky headland. Isolated Ten Mile Beach begins just after the headland and is quite often entirely deserted.
Bundjalung National Park
protects the coastal landscapes between Evans Head and Iluka
and is a remarkable area home to 38-kilometres of gorgeous and usually deserted beaches. Highlights of the reserve include the Esk River, Jerusalem Creek and the protected bays around Woody Head.
The Evans River is the other major drawcard of the town and it is a serene waterway, surrounded by sandy riverbank beaches and excellent foreshore reserves. Visitors can try kayaking, canoeing or sailing along the river, while anglers can find an endless supply of areas to drop a line in the water. The town's main shopping area is close to the river and houses all the shops and services needed for a stay in the region.
Evans Head is accessible from Sydney
via the Pacific Highway and Evans Head Road. Airports at Ballina
are within easy reach of the town and are serviced by daily flights from capital cities.