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Things To Do In Shaws Bay

Things to do in Shaws Bay

10 May 2023
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Shaws Bay is a beautiful and scenic bay located in northern NSW in the town of Ballina. It is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, offering a range of activities and attractions for visitors to enjoy.

The bay itself is situated right on the Richmond River and offers stunning views of the surrounding area. It is a great spot for swimming, fishing, kayaking, and picnics on sandy beaches. The water is generally calm and safe for swimming, making it a popular spot for families.

Check out the full list of things to do in Ballina, but Shaws Bay has its own charms that are worth a weekend.

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Take advantage of the calm bay

Shaws Bay was formed when the northern wall of the Richmond River was constructed near the river entrance, creating a beautiful tidal bay in eastern Ballina, it's a peaceful recess from the nearby beach and river, featuring disabled parking bays and gently sloping beaches.

Take a stroll along the foreshore walk, which offers stunning views of the water and surrounding scenery, or rent canoes and paddle around the calm waters of the bay and down the nearby river. The calm waters also make a perfect swimming spot, not too deep and with sandy ground. It's also an excellent way to practice your snorkelling and canoeing before heading out into the rivers and beaches.

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Family picnics and local eating

There is a large grassy area surrounding the bay, which makes for an enjoyable recreation area perfect for picnics and outdoor activities. There are also several BBQ facilities, public toilets, and a playground for children.

In addition to its natural beauty, Shaws Bay is also home to several restaurants and cafes, serving up delicious meals and drinks with stunning views of the bay.

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