Main Beach is directly in front of Byron Bay, a delightful seaside town on the North Coast of NSW. The beach is a great location for families and a stroll from beachfront cafes and restaurants and the Beach Hotel, a pub with a great beer garden.
At the south-eastern end of Main Beach is the more sheltered Clarkes Beach. Both beaches are popular with surf schools including Style Surfing School and Surfing Byron Bay. Nearby is The Pass, one of the iconic surf breaks in Byron Bay and challenging in a big swell.
Rusty Miller Surf offers lessons at The Pass and at Wategos Beach, below the Cape Byron walking track that offers spectacular views on the way to Cape Byron Lighthouse. You'll find some of Australia's most luxurious beachside accommodation at Wategos, such as Rae's on Wategos.
Resident bottlenose dolphins often play in the waves at Wategos Beach, which has picnic areas. To reach Little Wategos, Australia's most easterly beach, take a path from Wategos Beach or walk down from Cape Byron headland. The beach is a great spot for fishing.