Originally written by Adri from Maya Gypsy and shared with permission.
The small seaside town of Yamba on the NSW North Coast has to be one of the most underrated gems on the Australian coastline. Blessed with incredible white sand beaches, no crowds & a friendly small town vibe. Read below for our summer guide to this amazing destination!
Where to stay?
Kailani Beach house is the perfect spot to base yourselves for a few days exploring Yamba. A short walk from beautiful Dolphin Park beach and close to the best spots in town. Book your stay here!
Where to eat?
Yamba surprised us with some great food. Here’s our top picks on where to eat in Yamba!
Yum Yums Cafe
For great coffee, breakfast and lunch on the main street in town.
Our favourite dinner spot hidden away in tiny Angourie just 5ks out of Yamba. This bar & restaurant serving up mouth watering seasonal Italian dishes and great cocktails is a must. Make sure you ad it to your itinerary & book ahead.
Our favourite breakfast. Head here after a morning swim at the blue rock pools or a surf at Angourie point.
Breakfast or lunch right down at Main beach. Perfect after a sunrise swim. Have your avocado smash & coffee while enjoying the ocean views.
Amazing Cocktails paired with Asian Tapas. Perfect for date night & open late.
Beachwood Turkish cafe
Pop in to this little gem in town for breakky or a delicious alfresco Turkish lunch.
8 best things to do in Yamba
1. Blue and green Rock pools
Just down the road in Angourie you’ll find these amazing natural pools. The blue rock pools were one of our highlights. Make sure you time them just after a high tide. From the blue rock pools you can walk around the coastline to beautiful Angourie point and Backbeach over the sand dunes.
Shop till your heart’s content with beautiful pieces from Embella jewellery, the boutique also stocks a range of exclusive clothing brands & accessories.
3. Sunrise swim at Pippi beach
Start the day the best way with a swim in the crystal clear waters of Pippis beach. You’ll probably find yourself spending the whole day at this beautiful spot. The perfect corner to get out of those summer north east winds.
4. Sunset at Lovers Point
Watch the sun dip over Pippis beach and the sky turn pink from the grassy hill of lovers point. Perfect spot for a picnic.
Head to the Wednesday morning farmers markets at the river mouth. Pick up some fresh local organic produce or indulge in some delicious bakery treats.
6. Main Beach
Visit Main Beach, beautiful for a sunrise swim and breaky at the Kiosk or to spend the whole day.
7. Swim at convent beach
One of our favourite spots to swim and relax in the shade of the Pandanus palms. Keep your eye out for the friendly Dolphins.
8. Picnic at the Lighthouse
Set your picnic rug by the lighthouse overlooking main beach and take in the stunning views.
We had the best time exploring this beautiful seaside town and cant believe we hadn’t visited earlier. We cant wait to be back again this summer. Thank you to our good friends at Embella for making this trip possible and for sharing Yamba’s best secrets.