The Terrace apartments is situated directly opposite Main Beach with only a short stroll to Clarks!
Continue reading to learn all about Byron's beautiful beaches...
Main Beach is the most icon beach in Byron Bay, Conveniently located on the shores of the town centre and directly opposite the Terrace apartments, Main Beach offers a long curve of soft white sand with a mountain backdrop. While it is undoubtedly a popular spot by Australian standards, there is also plenty of space to spread out to sunbake, watch some live music or have a picnic using the freely provided BBQ's
Just a few hundred metres up from Main Beach, Clarks is a popular north-facing spot, especially with young families and beginner surfers. Clarks is located at the cluster of rocks you approach when heading up to the Pass and is an ideal spot protected from southerly winds.
This is a renowned right-hand point break and extremely popular with both surfers and dolphins who equally enjoy riding the surf here. Like most of the beaches along the Byron Bay stretch, it is well equipped with facilities and is a popular picnic spot. If you’re heading out for a dive on Julian Rocks this is where the boats leave from.
Situated just around the corner from Main Beach, Wategos is a picturesque and sheltered beach with a more relaxed vibe. It's surrounded by lush greenery and rocky cliffs, creating a tranquil atmosphere. Wategos is a great place for swimming, picnicking, and exploring tide pools.
Just north of the seawall this is a popular surf break and better suited to less experienced surfers than The Pass. You might also get a few dolphins sharing your wave. It’s named for the wreck of the SS Wollongbar, a passenger steamship that was wrecked here in 1921. You can see it partially protruding above the water line on most tides.
Located just to the north of Main Beach, Belongil Beach is a beautiful stretch of coastline that is popular with both locals and visitors. It offers a more laid-back atmosphere and is known for its stunning sunsets. Belongil Beach is also dog-friendly, so it's a great place to bring your furry friends for a run or a swim
Accessed either around the coast from Wategos or down the steps from the coastal walkway this beach has some interest with a bush backdrop, large pebbles and gorgeous soft sand. You’re going to have to carry your beach gear in and there are no facilities that can make it less attractive for families but on a good day, you can stake out your spot under the shade of a pandanus tree and have the whole beach to yourself. That’s well worth a longer walk back to the loo in our books.
Tucking in just under the southern side of Cape Byron is Cosy Corner, presumably named because it’s the perfect spot to shelter when the northerly winds blow up and still enjoy a fabulous day at the beach. You’re a bit more removed from things like shops and cafes down here but there are toilets and parking. How popular it is on this side is extremely variable, if the weather is good for the other beaches it can be very quiet.
Situated to the south of Cape Byron and behind the Arakwal National Park is Tallow beach. You’re a little further out of town here so you’ll almost certainly drive out. There’s a car park and toilets but bring your own drinks and picnic as there aren’t any shops and cafes nearby. It’s a long and beautiful stretch of beach set against the backdrop of the national park. It’s ideal for long beach walks and watching the whales passing by in season it’s also popular with bird watchers and beach fishermen.