Then it became famous for it's multi-million dollar beach houses, with Aussie superstar Paul Hogan having a vast ocean front compound.
Correction: It was John 'Strop' Cornell, Paul Hogan's comedic sidekick and business partner, that owned the large estate at Belongil. Thanks Figmince for noticing the error.
For many Belongil is about the swampy fields which once held world famous music festivals like 'Splendour in the Grass' and 'Homebake'.
Over the last few years the Belongil Spit has experienced severe erosion and many properties are for sale with owners taking a bath on their million dollar beach houses. Many landowners have also been in conflict with the Byron Shire over protecting their properties.
Still it is a nice place for a swim but you have to be open minded as it is also an unofficial nudist beach.
In July 'Splendour in the Grass' is also returning to the Belongil Fields after a few years in Queensland and the realisation from the local council that Byron is doing it tough and needs the business.
Linking to the Watery Wednesday meme.
Linking to the Outdoor Wednesday meme.