Lord Howe Island has 11 beaches, many in its sheltered lagoons, coves and bays.

The park's waters are clear and clean.

  • Neds Beach, an ocean beach protected by two headlands, is within a sanctuary zone.  It is a popular place to swim and snorkel and to experience the colourful reef and abundance of fish close to shore.
  • The long, sandy Blinky Beach can be good for swimming and body surfing, depending on conditions.

Visitors to the island can explore and find a quiet strip of pristine, golden sand in the lagoon, or walk the tracks to other lookouts and rocky beaches on the western side. Paddleboarding, surfing and kitesurfing are also popular activities.

Surfers can enjoy reef and beach breaks when conditions are suitable.

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