Evans Head Main Beach

Natural Attractions

Main Beach is ideal for inexperienced surfers because it enjoys protection from the big southeast swells that get the local big-wave riders excited.

The river estuary that divides the town attracts lots of ocean wildlife and there’s great fishing in the river itself off the beach. Other fixtures in Evans Head are an osprey’s nest near the tiny boat harbour that’s home to the state’s first prawn-fishing fleet. The beach is more exposed and the rips more variable the further north you go.

This quiet town of around 3,000 people is home to the largest caravan park on Australia’s East Coast, so the population swells whenever school’s out.

Bordered by National Parks on three sides, Evans Head is brilliantly situated and the caravan park/campground’s beachside and river-front location means that once you arrive, you can park your car and leave it for the duration of your stay.


Bar Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Family Friendly Food and Refreshments Lawn / Gardens Lookouts Picnic Area Public Toilet Restaurant Showers

Internet Access

Free Wifi


Surfing Swimming

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


New South Wales Business Chamber


Free Entry

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Broadwater inland lookout, Broadwater National Park. Photo: L Walker

Broadwater inland lookout

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Evans River paddle route, Bundjalung National Park. Artist: Rob Cleary

Canoe Evans River Paddle Route

Evans Head, Richmond Valley

Lady walking down path in between coastal trees

Chinamans Beach Evans Head

Evans Head, Richmond Valley

Half Tide walking track

Goanna Headland

Evans Head, Richmond Valley

Aircraft interior

Evans Head Heritage Aviation Museum

Evans Head, Richmond Valley

View from Razorback Lookout Evans Head

Razorback Lookout Evans Head

Evans Head, Richmond Valley

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