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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,646 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The name Byron Beach is a general and sweeping reference to the long, long stretch of beach in the centre of Byron Bay.
Formally, its divided into three different sections, Main Beach, Clarkes Beach and The Pass.
The busiest and most popular part in front of Apex Park is Main Beach. Its immediately recognisable because it has the large, established Byron Bay Surf Life Saving clubhouse overlooking the beach.
From here, if you walk east towards the headland, the beach changes at some point and morphs into Clarkes Beach.
The stretch at the very end beneath the headland and Fishermans Lookout is commonly known as The Pass.
If you walk along them, they look like one long beach. There’s no real start or end to let you know when Main Beach becomes Clarkes Beach or Clarkes becomes The Pass.
Each is lovely although The Pass was our favourite, mainly because it had a lovely series of shallow rock pools which were large enough for small children to paddle and swim in. Even toddlers can lie in these warm waters and kick their legs as if they are swimming. This is a very sheltered, safe area. Once we discovered it, we stayed here for a couple of hours.
All the beaches along this strip have good facilities, including toilets blocks, change rooms, showers, car-parking, and park or picnic areas where you can retreat if you need some time out of the sun and off the sand.
Parking is tricky around here. It’s not free and in any case, it’s hard to find a spot. We stayed at Beachfront Apartments, directly across from Main Beach which was brilliant because we hardly moved our car during our stay in Byron and we could easily walk to both Main and Clarkes beaches.
Written 14 March 2024
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Metehan Basman
Adana, Türkiye30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Byron Beach refers to the beaches located in and around the town of Byron Bay in New South Wales, Australia. Byron Bay is known for its stunning coastline and beautiful beaches that attract locals and tourists alike. Here's some information about Byron Beach:

Main Beach (Byron Bay Beach): Main Beach is the primary beach in Byron Bay and is located right in the heart of the town. It stretches for about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) and offers a picturesque setting with its golden sands, crystal-clear waters, and views of the Cape Byron Lighthouse. Main Beach is popular for swimming, sunbathing, and surfing, and it is patrolled by surf lifesavers.

Clarkes Beach: Located to the east of Main Beach, Clarkes Beach is another popular beach in Byron Bay. It is slightly more sheltered than Main Beach and offers calmer conditions for swimming and other water activities. Clarkes Beach is also known for its scenic beauty and is bordered by grassy areas that are ideal for picnics and barbecues.

The Pass: The Pass is a renowned surf spot located at the eastern end of Clarkes Beach. It offers consistent waves that attract surfers of all skill levels. The beach is known for its picturesque setting, with the iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse in the background. The Pass is a great place to watch surfers or try your hand at catching some waves.

Wategos Beach: Situated just to the east of The Pass, Wategos Beach is a beautiful and tranquil beach known for its pristine beauty and clear waters. It is a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing, and picnicking. Wategos Beach also offers stunning views of the Cape Byron Lighthouse and is a great place to spot dolphins and whales during their migration season.

Little Wategos Beach: Located just around the corner from Wategos Beach, Little Wategos is a secluded and often quieter beach. It is accessible via a walking track from Wategos Beach and offers a serene and intimate setting. Please note that Little Wategos Beach is not patrolled, so caution should be exercised when swimming.

Belongil Beach: Belongil Beach is located to the north of Byron Bay and extends for several kilometers. It offers a more rugged and less developed atmosphere compared to the beaches closer to the town center. Belongil Beach is popular for long walks, beachcombing, and enjoying a quieter beach experience away from the hustle and bustle of the town.

Byron Beaches are not only known for their natural beauty but also for their vibrant surf culture and the opportunity to spot marine life. They provide a range of activities, from swimming and sunbathing to surfing and beach walks, catering to different preferences. It's important to note that some beaches have designated surf zones and patrolled areas, so it's advisable to follow any safety signs and instructions provided by lifeguards or surf lifesavers.
Written 2 July 2023
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ShirishParanjape
Christchurch, New Zealand1,280 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Long popular beach

We visited Byron Bay during ANZAC weekend.

The beach is adjacent to the town centre, very nice and extremely popular. Even at 10.30 am, it was extremely difficult to find a place to park the car. But once this was done, the beach itself is superb.

There is something for everyone- surfers, swimmers, walkers or those who were there to simply relax.

The water was still quite warm and the sweeping views delightful.
Written 16 May 2023
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Marty ..
Ballina, Australia3,108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
Off Byron Bay’s CBD .. is the long sandy - Byron Beach

There are picturesque views of Byron Beach from Apex Park & Fisherman’s Lookout

The busier area of Byron Beach ( in front of Apex Park .. is usually watch over by Surf Lifesavers

All parking in walking distance to the beach is metered
Written 4 February 2023
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Michael-4551
Caloundra, Australia5,534 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021
Visited on 22nd June. Went to check out the beach but didn't stay long, metered parking there is expensive so went elsewhere.
Written 10 August 2021
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Margot P
Korora, Australia1,100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Always busy, even though has been affect by recent storms. Most frustrating is all parking available seems to be ticket for 4 hours...no casual visit? Probably the best for family fun.
Written 31 August 2020
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Peter R
Maroochydore, Australia2,378 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This beach is lovely but the waves in the surf were generally small and infrequent. The water is a bit cooler than up in Queensland.
Written 6 February 2020
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Mick R
Penrith, Australia395 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I know the beach has suffered a lot of damage from huge seas but now that has subsided the beach needs a good clean up to remove logs and other washed up debris which you have to dodge right at the main walkway. Having said that the water was absolutely magic and crystal clear.
Written 28 August 2019
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zap51
Hawthorn, Australia266 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
great place to swim surf or relax the beach is pristine and safe for all ages and access to the cafes and shops too
Written 1 May 2019
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Struthy
Yorkshire, UK63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
On a hot & sunny March day it was to be expected that the beach was busy. However, we found a spot to lay our towels. The sea is clear but obviously the surf is not to everyone's liking. In which case a walk along the beach is ideal.
Written 6 April 2019
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