Welcome to beautiful Byron Bay, the small Aussie beach town with a global reputation. Over the last ten years Byron has transformed from quiet surfer town to bustling tourist hotspot. Hundreds of visitors in search of a little piece of paradise have contributed to the booming local economy which has bred a world class food and dining scene, an art and culture hotspot, where celebrity spotting’s are not rare. But Byron is still Byron. Maintaining that unique laid back barefoot vibe optimised by the coastal culture on which it has always been defined. Don’t be the last person to experience the luxury paradise that Byron has become. Come for the reputation, stay for the long days, endless beaches, incredible food and friendly vibes.
Beautiful Byron Beaches
When it comes to Byron beaches, the options are endless. Wether it’s a family friendly patrolled beach you are after, a world class surf break, a place to snorkel or a deserted beach for bird and whale watching, Byron has a variety of beaches to suit every need.
Main Beach – This is a fully patrolled beach, directly in front of the main town. The atmosphere on this beach is always fun and exciting. From the break of dawn when yoga enthusiasts take over the beach to welcome the day, to dusk when buskers provide a soundtrack for the setting sun, this is the beach where something is always happening.
Tallow Beach – Flee the crowds to this deserted sandy stretch that extends for 7km south from Cape Byron, backed by Arakwal National Park. If you visit during spring and winter you’ll be able to watch the whales migrating between the Great Barrier Reef and Antarctica. This is also a great spot for bird watching, so don’t forget your binoculars.
Watego’s Beach – This beach is categorised by crystal clear waters and regular dolphin spottings. Enjoy the peaceful beauty of this sheltered beach with a quiet picnic and a relaxing paddle.
The Wreck —This beach is named after the protruding shipwreck of the SS Wollongbar, which create a series of sandbars that result in good swell ideal for surfing. Along with the surf crowd this beach also attracts people who are interested in exploring the wreck and all the fascinating creatures that call it home with a mask and snorkel.
The Pass – Many water activities are launched from this beach including daily snorkelling and diving tours as well as whale watching tours. This beach is on of the top 15 surf beaches in Australia. if you’re not interested in surfing you might enjoy observing the pros do what they do best at the Fishermen’s lookout. This is also a great spot for admiring the vie watching the surfers and spotting dolphin and whales.
Byron Bay’s flourishing food scene
With the abundance of local farms providing the Byron region with fresh local produce year round, not to mention the access to world-class seafood, it is no wonder Byron has built itself a reputation as a foodie haven. The food scene has in fact become so high end that Vouge published an article last year of the top 16 spots to eat in Byron. If it’s in Vogue, you just know it’s quality.
Byron Bay Cafes
The main town of Byron is peppered with cafes serving up delicious gourmet breakfasts that go above and Byron your standard avocado toast. Most the cafes like a majority of food establishments in Byron, pride themselves on making healthy and wholesome food, with a conscious effort to serve only the best local produce. If you have food allergies or dietary requirements, never fear it, is the norm in Byron to cater fto every diet imaginable. So if you are vegetarian, vegan, gluten intolerant, dairy intolerant, or all of the above there is bound to be an option for you. The standard of coffee in Byron is like the food, is of the highest quality. You’ll never have to settle for a cold or burnt coffee in this town.
Byron Bay Restaurants
No matter what the occasion, Byron has the perfect restaurant for you. If your big on fresh, seasonal cooking head 10 minutes outside Byron to ‘The Farm’ for a meal that uses ingredients grown on site and a relaxed, warm and inviting atmosphere often complete with live music. If the occasion requires a little privacy retreat to one of the smaller more romantic spots serving up fine dining cuisine prepared by world class chefs and staff who wait on your every need. If it’s all about the view for you, you can dine at one of Byron’s ocean view dinner spots.
Byron Bay Bars
What could be better then enjoy a drink with an impressive view after a long relaxing day at the beach? Byron is brimming with bars to suit all occasions. If you are looking for some pre dinner drinks and nibbles there are a range of options around Byron. If you want to treat yourself to a delicious cocktail, there are tapas bars with freshly made cocktails shaken up by world class award winning bartenders. Most bars and restaurants sell a impressive range of craft beer, with a focus on the regions crown jewel, locally made ‘Stone and Wood’. There are wine bars in Byron to rival most big city venues. Byron even has it’s own whisky bar.
Byron Bay Activities
No matter what your interest are there is something for everyone. Spend a day out on Byron’s beautiful eight-hole golf course. For the more adventurous types there’s scuba diving, SUP paddle boarding, or surfing some of Australia’s best brakes. If you want to get back to nature head out for a hike around one of the beautiful national parks. There is also art classes, wine tasting, yoga, sky-diving and everything in between. Whatever the activity, you can do it in Byron Bay.
Luxury Byron Bay Accommodation
Hand in hand with Byron’s new image as a luxury piece of paradise, comes the need for plenty of high-end accommodation. Byron has moved beyond charming surfer beach shacks and is now home to a large variety of more luxurious accommodation.
Beachfront holiday homes
The beaches are a central draw card to Byron, so most holiday makers are looking for something as close the beach as possible. For a couple looking for the ultimate romantic getaway, this might mean a luxury villa backing onto a quiet secluded beach. For those looking to have some fun with the whole family, this could mean a large home walking distance from a safe patrolled beach and Byron central.
Spas and resorts
When it comes to a holiday that is all about ultimate luxury, it is hard to go past spa and resort. Book a weekend away of complete pamper packages, yoga retreats and incredible food and you’ll leave your holiday feeling like a brand new person.
Byron is not just about beach. Particularly in the colder months many holiday makers prefer to really get away from it all with some sprawling luxury accommodation in the Byron Hinterland where you can relax by a fire, spend some time soaking up the solitude with views of rolling green hillside, ocean horizon and no one around to bother you for miles.