Byron Bays heart and soul are the beaches that surround her. Their extreme beauty and uniqueness create the spell that keep people returning time and time again. The heady mix of shimmering white sands, crystal clear turquoise blue waters and lush tropical headlands have made Byron's beaches world famous. Stretching between the headlands of northern New South Wales and wrapping around the country's most easterly point, Byron Shire offers 30km of beaches ranging from the busy patrolled beaches near town to isolated coves, nudist and dog friendly beaches all within a 10-15min drive.


Besides the unparalleled beauty of the area these beaches offer something very special that is more then surf and sand. It's all about lifestyle in Byron and the beaches provide the perfect landscape. Surfing legendary breaks, experiencing oceanfront dining or swimming and kayaking with the dolphins and whales. Time with friends, time alone. Sun on your face and sand underfoot. There is something here for everyone.

  • Exterior Main Beach Photo


    More than just a beach this stretch of coast is an extension of the town itself. Sunrise or sunset there is always something to do and see. From morning yoga devotees to evening buskers and fire performers, Main Beach is the place to meet. Whether its fish and chips on the lawn or a cool beverage at the famous beach hotel, soak up spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean.

  • Exterior Photo of Family Walking Down Belongil Beach


    As you head north out of town and start to think you've seen all of what Byron has to offer, you might want to take a detour to Belongil Beach. On any given day you will find a mix of surfers, divers, nudists and dog lovers. Others, no one at all just you and a stretch of wild sea grass and sand dunes hugging the shore. The vibe is old school Byron before the hustle and bustle making it one of the town's coolest beaches.

  • Exterior Photo of Paddle Boarder at The Pass


    Whether you're a soul surfer or surf school novice the Pass is Byron's most famous. A heady combination of white sand and glassy turquoise water it's not surprising that these perfect right hander's peeling down the beach draw a crowd. Don't be deterred, get out there. Join a dive tour, go whale watching on a kayak run, try snorkeling. Grab a coffee at the Pass Café or get your morning buzz on by doing the boardwalk run. This is Australian beach culture at its best.

  • Exterior Photo of Surfers at Tallow Beach


    You might be mistaken in thinking you are a million miles from anywhere on this 7km stretch of deserted windswept sands. There is something wild and free about Tallows where you can gather yourself and hear your thoughts. Join dog lovers, fisherman and the constant surfer as you immerse yourself in the magnificent views of Cape Byron to Broken Head. As the ocean brings its salty haze to shore leaving a dusky imprint in the air don't forget to befriend the local pelicans that stand guard along the waters edge.

  • Exterio Photo of Surfer at Cosy Corner


    Nestled under the south side of Cape Byron headland you will find this calm oasis. A favorite amongst local surfers it offers a clean decent size wave when the northerlies are blowing through the dunes elsewhere. Partially protected from the winds these sheltered sands are encased by a rugged tropical setting. You feel somewhat like you have landed on a shipwreck island, the only reminder that you are conveniently close to town are the adventurous hang gliders soaring overhead.

  • Exterior Photo of Wategos Beach


    Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on earth this is Byron Bay's most exclusive beachfront suburb. Surrounded by holiday dream homes this is where the rich and famous come to play. Even though extremely popular there is something gentle about Wategoes. Maybe it's the laidback long boarders who flock to this break or the calming lush tropical rainforest that skirt the headlands scenic walk. Whatever it is that gives Watego's it's magic, don't miss being a part of it.

  • Exterior Photo of Little Wategos Beach


    If privacy is what your after take the lighthouse walk to Little Wategos. Accessible only by foot this quiet and secluded beach sits at the foot of the lighthouse. North facing it's protected making it the idyllic place to spend the day sunbathing and swimming. For an unforgettable experience head there on sunset and watch the moon rise over the most easterly point of Australia as whales bask in its light.

  • Exterior Photo of Broken Head Beach


    Broken Head is how things were way back when. A caravan park, barreling righthanders and a trek through the Aussie bush. Camping and good waves are not the only draw cards here. Broken Head is a unique mix of sandy white beaches and a string of isolated coves reached only by foot. An adventurous walk through the Broken Head Nature Reserve will have you discovering Kings, Whites and Brays beaches. This rocky coastline fringed with sub tropical rain forest will reward you with white sands and crystal clear waters.

  • Exterior Photo of Surfer at Seven Mile Beach


    As the name suggests this is a long stretch of coastline south of Broken Head. An expansive sweep of rugged beach bordered by a coastal wilderness that feels somewhat untamed and primitive. There is even a rumor that aboriginal spirits can be heard whispering in the winds. Untouched by development and the crowds of Byron it's the perfect place to surf a serious wave solo, ride horses on pristine sands or join the seasoned fisherman at beach fishing along the shore.