New South Wales: Belongil Beach

Belongil Beach, Byron Bay is up the north coast of New South Wales, close to the Queensland border. A few years ago a whole lot of ‘new age’ / alternate life style / hippy type people decided to go and live there. This has changed this rather conservative seaside resort a lot. Belongil Beach has only recently become clothing optional. The Byron City Council has sanctioned the northern end of Belongil Beach, at Byron Bay for nude bathing. Bob Reed, President of the Free Beach Association of NSW, optimistically believes that more beaches in that area may become clothes optional and that Byron Bay could become the Cap d’Agde of Australia, although at the moment Samurai Beach, at Anna Bay is leading that race.