24 Hour Guide to Yamba

Our home away from home, we have been holidaying down in Yamba for some time now and it is fast becoming the perfect getaway for many others. If you are lucky enough to be visiting Yamba soon and looking for things to do, we have put together the perfect guide to experiencing Yamba at it’s finest. Whether you have a lot of time or only a little, these are our favourite spots to eat, shop and relax.


Start your morning the right way with nothing else but a sunrise surf!
Yamba is blessed to be surrounded by numerous beach options. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced, you are sure to find something to suit you. The beauty of Yamba and its numerous beach options allows crowds to be nicely spread out and at sunrise, you are likely to score a surf by yourself or only with a handful of others. On the rare occasion there are no waves about, jump in the ocean for a morning dip, the rest of the day will thank you for it! 


Next on your morning agenda, which definitely deserves a mention - especially if you are lucky enough to be stopping through Yamba on a Wednesday morning, we recommend you stop by the local farmer's markets that are located in its divine location, right where the river mouth opens up into the sea.

All produce is as fresh and organic as they come, you’ll easily want to load up on what everyone has to offer. However, a crowd favourite is our lovely friends behind ‘Ashby Sourdough,’ their delicious sourdough breads, focaccias and popular sought-after ‘cinnamon buns’ has us drooling every time! Stopping by on a weekend? Every 4th Sunday of the month Yamba also holds the ‘Yamba Sunday River Markets’ which is home to not only fresh produce of the area, but to lots of handmade and small, upcoming business from the north coast.

Ashby Sourdough Focaccia & Cinnamon Bun ft. our Sea Bubbles Wrap 


After stocking up on fresh produce and goodies for your weekend, there is no better way to enjoy exploring this beautiful seaside town than by a stroll along the break wall.

wearing: LGC Designs Puglia Pants and Penny Top


wearing: Artemis Necklace, Double Bar Ring, Sunshine Ring and Girl of the Ocean Ring

The wall extends out from Whiting Beach car park and is a short walk providing amazing viewing of the coastline and town as well easy viewing for whale and dolphin spotting.



Time for a refuel, make your way down to the best-positioned cafe in town; The Kiosk! Situated right down on Main Beach, soak up the sunshine and enjoy some seriously delicious coffee, breakfast or lunch, we vote the best avo smash and bacon and egg rolls in town and all just metres from the shoreline.

wearing: Indian Summer Co Daisy Cami & Kivari Jax Ditsy Maxi Skirt, Shifting Moon Anklet & Aztec Spiral Anklet

wearing: Viking Tides Ring, Double Bar Ring & one of our handmade Turquoise Rings

wearing: Sea Bubbles Wrap



By now it’s definitely time for your second ocean fix, either jump straight in at Main Beach or wander around to Pippi’s - one of our absolute favourites, especially over summer.

With perfect protected corners for the kids, long stretched beach with multiple surf breaks and beautiful soft white sand you can quite easily set up for the entire day here.

Indian Summer Co Anouk Kimono 
Tropicana Sunrise Wrap, Sunrise Ring, Girl of the Ocean, Double Bar Ring, Aztec Spirals Anklet, Pippi's Bracelet (designed especially after this special spot),  Shifting Moon Anklet



After you’ve had your sunshine fix, make a stop into our Yamba Boutique. Bursting with our signature handcrafted jewellery and gorgeous summer fashions, our collections are specifically designed for beach living and reflect the blue and green hues of the ocean that surrounds us.

 Tina wearing: Artemis Necklace, Watermarks Bracelet, Free Sprit Top & Free People Sweet Little Tee

Living the Yamba life means lots of salt, sea and surf. Which is why our beautiful jewellery pieces are made strong and durable, making them the perfect accessories for adventurous souls. Match it up with our range of gorgeous outfits and you’ve got yourself the perfect outfit for dinner.

Amy (left) wearing: Kivari Freya Mini Dress, Golden Shimmer Bracelet, Golden Aqua Seas Bracelet, Goddess Wrap Ring - GoldGolden Ripple Ring - Short

Tina (right) wearing: Mae Floral Strappy Midi - Rust FloralWatermarks BraceletFeather Wrap Silver, Sage RingMaya Wrap Ring



Before the day is over, it really wouldn’t be a trip to Yamba if you haven’t checked out the iconic blue and green pools at Angourie. Originally a rock quarry, the pools were ‘accidentally’ made when a spring was hit when they were collecting the rocks to supply the build of Yamba break wall.


Nowadays, the pools provide the perfect freshwater swimming haven, as well as a hot spot for those with a touch of daredevil inside... with both pools offering numerous jumps from different heights for a quick hit of adrenaline.
Although most of the year the pools are the perfect spot for a refreshing dip, algae blooms mean the pools may not be suitable for swimming at times, especially during the summer months and it is recommended to take care before entering.

 wearing: Indian Summer Co Anouk Kimono, Sea Dreamer Earrings, Belize Wrap


Dinner time! Make a B-Line straight for Karrikin! Also fondly remembered as ‘Leche,’ Owners Clare and Zac decided it was time for a change and to join the restaurant scene. Now becoming a definite dinner favourite among locals and visitors of Yamba.


wearing: Feather Wrap Ring, Crossing Paths Ring, Handmade Turquoise Ring, Islander Bracelet, Sea Bubbles Wrap and Kivari Freya Mini Dress

The food here is absolutely out of this world, with lots of hints of Australian culture and flavours, every dish just explodes and melts in your mouth. The cocktail and drink list is just as delicious too! Make yourself comfy and enjoy the backyard style dining, and if you are lucky, you may even get to enjoy some live music to top it off.  


We hope you have loved our little guide to our favourite spots of Yamba, we can assure you there are many more amazing spots to be enjoyed. Happy exploring!

Embella xx