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Wategos Beach east and west

Cape Byron State Conservation Area

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Choose magnificent Wategos Beach for an outdoor wedding in Byron Bay. Say 'I do' at the east or west ends of this sheltered surf beach against a beautiful backdrop of sand, surf and rocky headlands.

Venue is suitable for
Wedding ceremonies
Maximum people: 100
Amenities block, picnic tables, barbecue facilities, carpark, drinking water, showers

Contact the Byron Bay area office for venue hire fees and availabity.

Available for hire 7 days a week. The best time is September to May. Venue not available for exclusive hire.
Bookings required. To make a booking or for more information contact the Byron Bay area office.
Other Information

Tides and sand movement at Wategos Beach may affect:

  • The area of sand on the beach
  • The number of exposed rocks and boulders
  • Beach access

It's a good idea to check tide times before booking.

Wategos Beach is a pretty arc of white sand in Cape Byron State Conservation Area, just 2km from Byron Bay town centre. Dotted with rocks and tidal pools and framed by dramatic headlands, the east and west ends of this secluded haven make ideal wedding locations for nature lovers.

It's easy to see why people from around the world come to wed in this idyllic place. Hold your ceremony with your toes in the sand to the symphonies of surf and calling seabirds. Your guests will enjoy shimmering views of turquoise Pacific waters, and perhaps even bottlenose dolphins frolicking in the surf.

The photo opportunities on this dramatic stretch of coastline make it easy capture memories of your big day forever. There’s room for everyone to enjoy canapes and sip champagne and, if you want to let your hair down, a refreshing dip or even a ride on the waves.

You don't need to go far to spoil yourself with charming beachside accommodation. Just a short stroll away is award-winning Imeson Cottage, Mildenhall Cottage, Thomson Cottage, or Partridge Cottage and Geoffs Shed.

For directions, safety and practical information, see venue info


Park info

  • in Cape Byron State Conservation Area in the North Coast region
    • Cape Byron State Conservation Area is open all hours, but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
    • Cape Byron Lighthouse lawn is open 8am to sunset.
    • The Maritime Museum in the former Lighthouse Keeper’s office at the base of the lighthouse is open 10am to 4pm daily.
    • Opening before 8am for events or disabled access can be arranged by prior notice – contact NPWS Byron Bay office during business hours 02 6639 8300.
  • Park entry fees:

    Cape Byron Lighthouse lawn and Information Centre: $10 per vehicle per hour/$4 per hour motorcycles. Maximum 1 hour per vehicle per calendar day, including all NPWS annual passholders.

    Captain Cook lookout, Cosy Corner, and The Pass: $5 per vehicle/motorcycle per hour. Tap and pay card or phone payments accepted at pay machines. Cash and credit cards accepted at Cape Byron Information Centre.

    Coach entry: $30 per coach up to 30 seats; $57 per coach 31 to 43 seats; $94 per coach 44 seats and over.

    Buy annual pass
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