Beaches in Byron Bay
Byron Bay is Australia's easternmost town and 'style capital' of the North Coast. It's a place of outstanding natural beauty, set against lush volcanic hills.
About Byron Bay
Byron Bay's natural credentials are impeccable as humpback whales cruise past the headland, storms create rainbows on the mountains across the bay, hang-gliders ride the thermals above the lighthouse. Australia's most easterly point casts a spell over everyone who goes there.
Over the past two decades, Byron Bay has become an escape for urban refugees, and especially those with artistic inclinations. Architects, designers, craftworkers and software engineers have set up shop, grafting their talents and energy on to this small, relaxed coastal village. Today Byron Bay is a chic seaside town with glorious beaches, a New Age tinge and loads of style. Nearby Brunswick Heads, Lennox Head and Ballina are well worth a visit.
You'll find a vast array of accommodation to suit all needs from hotels, apartments and resorts, to hostels and camping options.
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Byron Bay owes its laidback surfer culture to the stretches of beautiful beaches that surround it. Relax on the sand, swim in the waves or learn to surf at popular beaches such as Main Beach and Clarkes Beach. Surfing lessons are also available at The Pass.
Visit between the months of May and September to make the most of Byron Bay's fantastic vantage points and watch whales cruise through the water during their annual migration. Get up close by heading out on the waters on a whale watching tour with local guides.
The Byron Bay Community Market is held on the first Sunday of every month and showcases a wide range of locally-made and imported goods, unique artworks and tasty takeaway meals. Support local growers and buy fresh local produce at the Byron Bay Farmers Markets on Thursday mornings.
Flying into Ballina Airport
Ballina Byron Gateway Airport is located 5 km from Ballina’s town centre and 35 km from Byron Bay. Use the shuttle bus or taxi services available at the terminal to make the short trip to these coastal destinations. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.
Backpackers staying at Arts Factory Backpackers Lodge. Image Sharyn Cairns
Cape Byron headland and lighthouse. Image Mike Leonard
Hot air ballooning with Byron Bay Ballooning. Image Byron Bay Ballooning