Lennox Head is a pretty coastal village just 20 minutes south of Byron Bay. Famous for its surf break at Lennox Point, Lennox Head accommodation is ideal for family holidays, couples’ getaways and peaceful retreats in all seasons. Whether you fancy a pool, a beach house with ocean views or a luxury estate for gathering with family and friends, you’ll find the perfect holiday rental in Lennox Head with plenty of home comforts.
Lennox Head is at the southern end of Seven Mile Beach which is a recognised National Surfing Reserve. The gorgeous stretch of pristine white sand extends northwards to Broken Head and is a mecca for surfers. There’s plenty of space for everyone to do their own thing – walk along the water’s edge, swim, build sandcastles, sunbathe, picnic, read or enjoy a snooze after lunch.
The pretty town of Lennox Head has a village-like atmosphere with bakeries, restaurants, cafés, supermarkets, grocery stores and markets selling delicious locally sourced goods. Boutiques, surf shops, bottle shops and gift shops provide plenty of opportunities for buying beachwear, souvenirs and treats.
Lennox Head Hinterland
Stretching inland from the coast, Lennox Head Hinterland holiday homes are surrounded by scenic natural beauty, delightful villages and wildlife. It’s the perfect choice for walkers and nature lovers.
Ballina holiday rentals are a popular choice for romantic couples, families and friends’ reunions. The historic town offers a delightful mix of craft shops, art studios, cafés, grocery stores and a Maritime Museum. The Richmond River is a haven for boating and provides the freshest shellfish for exquisite restaurant dining as part of your Ballina holiday.
Things to do in Lennox Head
As well as all the beach and surf activities, visitors staying in Lennox Head beach houses will find plenty more activities. Climb up Pat Morton Lookout and enjoy the breathtaking views. It’s a great place for selfies, watching surfers ride the waves and perhaps spot passing whales. The whale-watching season runs from June to November and sharp-eyed visitors will soon learn to spot whale spouts and waving tail flukes as huge humpback whales dive below after “spyhopping”.
Lake Ainsworth is a freshwater dune lake surrounded by tea trees and ideal for swimming, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking. fishing and watersports. With a picnic area and BBQs, it’s a family-friendly place to chill out within easy reach of Lennox Head holiday homes.
Daring visitors can go paragliding or hang gliding from the cliff at Lennox Head. Families may prefer a sightseeing flight along the coast or a hot air balloon ride soaring above farmland and rainforest. Kids will be happily entertained with a day at Macadamia Castle Animal Park and Café.
A scenic drive inland reveals the pristine rainforest and endemic wildlife in the lush Lennox Head hinterland. It’s a peaceful and scenic area for horse riding, bicycling, fishing and nature spotting. Explore winding walking trails, hike to Killen Falls and bathe in crystal clear swimming holes. Stroll around the historic villages of Bangalow and Newrybar and enjoy gourmet dining in charming old schoolhouses and converted cottages. The 11km Ballina Loop connects many local landmarks for exploring on foot or by bicycle.
Nearby, Byron Bay has wonderful surfing beaches, a historic lighthouse at Cape Byron and a cluster of cafés, ice cream parlours and trendy boutiques.