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Beaches - Byron Bay Area


Byron Bay is a great place to get active, be it surfing, kayaking, fishing, sailing or just enjoying a swim at the beach.

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Beach holidays around Byron Bay

Beaches in the Byron Bay area are a major drawcard for North Coast visitors who enjoy great waves as much as a lively beach culture. Surfing, kayaking, fishing, sailing or long beach walks are some of the other beach activities to enjoy.

You can learn how to surf with accredited surf schools at many beaches such as Main Beach, Clarkes Beach and The Pass.

Main Beach is a beautiful stretch of sand that's patrolled during summer making it ideal for family groups.

The Pass, at the end of Clarkes Beach, attracts keen surfers while nearby Wategos is a safe sheltered beach popular with long-board riders.

A walk along Cape Byron Walking Track at sunrise is well worth the effort , followed by a Byron breakfast at a beachfront cafe.

Brunswick Heads, a 15-minute drive north of Byron, is a popular seaside town that's very family-friendly. It also has a beautiful surf beach, river views and shady picnic spots.

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