A bustling beach located set in front of Byron Bay’s city centre, Main Beach is a popular spot patrolled by lifeguards and located close to shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. First Sun Holiday Park, a nearby accommodation option, allows travellers with campervans to stay in designated campervan sites while exploring the town.
With a range of handy facilities, including drinking toilets and public transport, The Wreck is as convenient as it is beautiful. At this beach, snorkelers can explore a historical shipwreck, the Wollongbar, which sunk during a gale in the early 1920s.
Stretching for 2.5km, Belongil Beach is a dynamic, rugged beach that runs from the mouth of Belongil Creek to the centre of Byron. Beware the north end of this beach, however, where swimming suits are optional! If you plan to stay in Byron, Belongil Fields Caravan Park is located right on the beachfront here and is campervan friendly.
Identifiable by a sheltered picnic area that’s filled with facilities, including free barbeque areas, Watego’s Beach is a family friendly destination. During the day, you can enjoy kayaking with curious dolphins and at night, the beach offers an exciting nightlife, including cinemas, restaurants and bars.
A gateway to Byron Bay’s famed Cape Byron Lighthouse, Little Watego’s Beach is an intimate, quiet beach ideal for couples looking for a romantic backdrop. A twilight stroll on Little Watego’s wooden footpath leads you to the lighthouse and provides a stunning view of Byron Bay’s setting sun.
Lying at the foot of Arakwal National Park, Cosy Corner presents a smorgasbord of natural beauty and adventure. Guided tours are available through Arakwal, giving visitors the chance to experience Byron Bay’s diverse flora and fauna.
Anglers will struggle to find a more fruitful fishing spot in Byron than Tallow Beach. This dog-friendly beach is the most secluded, with few facilities available. Tallow Beach campground is located on the beach as well and is perfect for camper-vanners.
With its strong northerly winds, Clarkes Beach is an ideal playground for windsurfers and paragliders. If you’re stopping by in winter, you also might catch sight of some visiting humpback whales! The North Coast Holiday Parks on this beach is also a great place to park your campervan.
Having the most sought after break on the north coast has turned The Pass into a surfing heaven. Swimming, snorkelling and diving activities are available here as well, as are whale watching cruises.
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