North Beach

Beach in Lord Howe Island
Image by Whitworth Images / Getty Images
Image by Whitworth Images / Getty Images

This pretty crescent of sand is reached by a thigh-straining up-and-down walk over a ridge from town, but it's worth it, with barbecue facilities and the clamour of nesting sooty terns. Don't fancy the stairs? Get your arms working instead and paddle here in a kayak.