Lighthouse Beach - Ballina


  • 700m sandy beach stretches to North Wall
  • Good access from car park
  • Grassy reserve between the road & beach
  • Popular surfing location – beware of rips and strong currents
  • Stunning new beachfront surf club with cafe


General Information

Lighthouse Beach (often referred to as Main Beach by the locals) can be found at the southern side of Ballina Head and the far end of its 700m stretch is home to North Wall – a popular local surfing spot. North Wall also offers the option of either beach or river fishing. Although this is a well-patronised beach, there are usually strong currents and rips to be found and care needs to be taken in the water. The beach is patrolled by lifeguards and volunteers from September to the end of the Easter break (see lifeguard services guide). The stunning new surf club dominates the northern entrance to the beach and boasts a fantastic cafe with simply stunning vistas. Numerous parking options are available – from the top car park that looks out over both Shelley and Lighthouse beach and also on the road that runs behind the beach to another car park against the entrance to North Wall.