Kings Beach is one of Australia’s most hidden treasures where friends are made, acquaintances can catch up, the eye candy never ends and everyone can enjoy beautiful scenery but let’s strip away the obvious … Kings Beach is also known as Queens Beach or Kings Beat. So now that we have that out of the way …
Kings Beach is one of the most secluded and beautiful beaches in Byron Bay … white sands, clear blue water, great body-perving (I mean body-surfing) and only a 10 mins drive from town and enough off the beaten track to make it almost private.
Speaking of privates … it is unofficially a nude beach. However the choice is yours and there are plenty of guys not willing to part with their Speedo tan lines – unless you can coax them out of their Speedos during the infamous ‘Safari Adventures’. The Safari Adventures start and end in the bush areas behind the beach. Please be on your guard as all sorts of snakes live in the bush … literally and metaphorically!
The water is sensational and due to the beach being a cove, swimming is for the most part safe. The beach has no spunky Life Guard (shame!) so you need to look, check or feel for rips. Rips are strong under currents in the water that can carry you out to sea – not a good look! So try and swim with a friend or go in when there are other swimmers.
Most guys head to the far end of the beach, so if you are facing the water, you will be on the right hand side. The local wild life know the best spots and get there early – preferring to nest sensibly in or near shade.
Another hilarious activity is watching straight couples or families innocently stumble on to the beach – admiring the beauty and then noticing the booty. The fun is watching their expression as they realise the booty is all male and perhaps all is not well in paradise. Will they stay or will they go?
Water, Sunnies (sun glasses), slip, slop, slap (sun screen) and beach umbrella as shade can be scarce when its packed out.
From Byron Bay take the coast road south towards Ballina. After Suffolk Park about 8 kilometres out from Byron turn left to the Broken Bay Caravan Park / Beach. Just before you enter the caravan park, a narrow gravel road leads off to the right into the national park.
Keep driving up until you see a small car park on your left. At the end of the car park there are steep steps on the right leading you down to the beach – if you have a dislocated hip then this is definitely not an option for you. Carpet burns on the knees should be OK. If in doubt check with your doctor.