Local Area

What’s on and what’s to see in the Byron Shire006_lifestyle-301x201

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The Wreck at Belongil Beach- the western side of Main Beach car park. See the shipwreck of the “Wollongbar” from the early 1920′s

Clarks Beach to Main Beach- This beach runs from in front of the Surf Club to the Pass and is Byron’s main patrolled beach.

The Pass – The most famous waves in the Bay. Great family beach and great surf off the point. The dive boats leave from this point also. Climb the steps at the lookout at the point and enjoy one of the best views of the Bay. The Pass Cafe is great for lunch or a snack.

Wategos – This is the most easterly beach of the Bay and is very popular with families and long boarders. Also the famous Rae’s Restaurant is situated here.

Tallow Beach – This is a long open beach from the southern side of the Lighthouse all the way down to Broken Head and passing Suffolk Park along the way. You can walk the dog at Suffolk. The surf can be rough here and caution should be taken when swimming.

Cape Byron Lighthouse

Take the walking track from Wategos to the top of the Lighthouse for the best views possible. From the cliffs you can see the dolphins, fish and humpback whales on their annual migration. See the Cape Byron Lighthouse Museum to catch up on the history of the Bay.


These are the local markets, where you will find an abundance of great food, arts gifts, jewellery, clothing, pottery and much more.

Not to be missed.

Byron Market -1st Sunday of the month

Bangalow – 4th Sunday of the month

Ballina – 3rd Sunday of the month

BrunswickHeads – 1st Saturday of the month

LennoxHead – 2nd and 5th Sundays of the month

Mullumbimby – 3rd Saturday of the month

The Channon – 2nd Sunday of the month

Byron Farmers’ Market – every Thursday morning 8am – 11am

Bangalow Farmers’ Market – every Saturday morning 8am – 11am

Restaurants, Café’s and Nightspots

There is a large selection of restaurants to cater to the different tastes. Good take-away and quick meals are available along Jonson Street,Lawson Street and Bay Lane behind the Beach Hotel. For more exotic eating try The Pacific Room in the Beach Hotel. For the best fish and chips try Fish Mongers in Bay Lane or Fish Heads at Main Beach car park.

You can dance the night away afterwards at La La Land, or Cheeky Monkeys both opening ’til late.

Hinterland Eateries

There is a selection of towns to drive to with some great little restaurants attached. Mullumbimby is about 15 minutes drive from Byron Bay, Federal 25 minutes, and the charming town of Bangalow, just 12 minutes away, offers a wonderful selection of cafes and clothes shops.