Destination Beach Guide

Finding it hard to choose the perfect location for your Byron beach holiday? To help you narrow down your search, we have included our Destination Beach Guide, to help make selecting a location that will enhance your holiday experience a little easier!

Byron Bay is a surfing mecca and it's no wonder with pristine north, south and east facing beaches there is always a wave to be found at one of Byron's world class surf breaks. Our accommodation choices can be found within easy reach to many of these beaches and some even have direct beach access!

The Wreck Beach

Located immediately to the north of the car park at the top of Jonson Street is the Wreck Beach.

Named after the wreck of the SS Wollongbar loying in the sand this beach is a point break. It is a lovely beach never crowded yet close to town if you want to grab some fish and chips or an icecream from the shop at the Byron Bay pool which fronts the car park at the top of Jonson Street. Many surf schools use this beach for learn to surf lessons.

At the northern end of this beach where it meets with Belongil the beach becomes pet friendly. Over summer there is a surf lifesaving parol at this beach however no flags.


Main Beach

Main Beach is a beach break located in front of the Byron Bay surf club.  This beach is patrolled as its at the Surf Club and is always popular.

You can sit in the park which overlooks the beach under the shady Norfolk Island Pines and there is also a children's playground in this park.

There are public toilets at Main Beach in the surf club. The park has a good walking/jogging track which runs along this stretch of beach and is the start of the walk to the Byron Bay lighthouse which is an experience not to be missed.

There is ahandy beach hire shop opposite the surf club on Bay Street where you can hire beach equipement from surf boards to beach umbrellas!


Clarkes Beach

Clarkes Beach is the next beach on heading in the direction of the Light House.  

Clarkes Beach is very popular with families and surfers.

Overlooking this beach is the Byron Beach Cafe, where you can have a lazy breakfast or lunch overlooking the beach and stunning scenery.

The sea kayaking tours depart from Clarkes Beach.


The Pass

The Pass is located between Clarkes Beach and the point at the end of the beach. There is a viewing tower on the point which you can climb up to check out the surf and also see dophins and turtles form. It is a beautiful north facing beach which looks across the ocean to the hinterland and Mt warning beyond. The Pass is a very long right hand point break its popular with long board riders and is always busy. Its a great place for kids with boggie boards or surfboards mine learnt to to surf here!  Because the beach faces north the waves run down the side of the beach. Once you catch the wave to shore simply get out walk up the beach and get on another wave!! Take care when sufing or swimming close to the point as this is where the dive boats to Julian Rocks Marine Park launch from.


Moving on from the Pass is Wategos Beach a great spot to have a BBQ picnic on the grassy area under Pandanus trees overlooking the beach. This is not a big beach and is popular with Malibu board riders. There is not alot of parking at Wategos beach and there are no shops so take refreshments along with you. 

Cosy Corner

Located directly to the south of the Light house headland is Cosy Corner. Hang gliders launch from the headland reserve above this beach. There can be strong rips so take care. This beach is nice and sheltered when northerlies are blowing.

Tallow Beach 

Beach breaks are located all along Tallow Beach Tallow beach is pet friendly so you can walk your dogs on this beach. We have pet friendly accommodation on this beach. This is an excellent spot for beach fishing look out for the locals for the best spots!