Things You Can Do For Free In Byron Bay

Our Beaches  

Of course there are Byron Bay' fabulous beaches. There are kilometers of pristine, uncrowded beach in Byron.

Main Beach: Popular and safe swimming for the whole family, at the end of Byron Bay's main street . (Please swim between the flags)

The Pass at Clark’s Beach: Great for surfing. (Many boats being launched, please be careful).

Watego's: The only beach on the eastern seaboard of Australia to face north. Take advantage of those northerly swells, especially suitable for malibus and longer surfboards.

Cosy Corner at Tallow Beach: This beach, just down the cliff from Cape Byron and the lighthouse, stretches several kms south to Broken Head beach. Great beach for fishing and you can watch the hang gliders flying overhead

Belongil Beach: Runs 'north' of the town. Famous for its 'clothing optional' area

Broken Head Beach: 7km south of Main Beach.Minutes south of Byron Bay. This area is best known for its beautiful Nature Reserve, with quiet, isolated beaches set among palms, pandanus trees and other subtropical natives.Perfect for a picnic at any time. The first in a string of secluded beaches, including King’s Beach and White’s Beach. (Please be aware that some of these beaches are 'clothing optional' )

Our National Parks

There are a number of National Parks and Reserves in the Byron Bay area. All are worth a visit and are accessible by on-road vehicles. Click below for directions to our National Parks and Reserves

Fishing in Byron Bay

There are some great fish to be had in the waters around Byron Bay

All of the beaches in Byron Bay produce good fish all year (see list of beaches above). The species will vary seasonably.

The best times to fish our beaches are: early morning and late afternoon, one hour before high tide to one hour after high tide. (if you can get the above times and tides to coincide your are almost certain to catch fish) A beach fishing rod is recommended. These can be hired at local fishing tackle shops at a very low rate.

Bait is available on the beach in the form of 'Pippies' (rather like clams) and can be found buryed in the sand. It is best to gather pippies at low tide as they are found between the high and low tide marks. Other baits can be bought at local fishing tackle shops and at most motor garages.

Boats can be launched at the 'Cape' end of Clarks Beach. However, it is a 'beach launch' and a 4WD vehicle is required. Care must be taken when launching boats at this location as it is a popular surfing beach.

Rock fishing is an option at the Cape Byron Headland and at the south end of Broken Head beach. (Please be careful rock fishing. Unexpectedly large waves can happen and can be very dangerous. It is best to let someone know that you intend to go rock fishing and to let them know the intended time of your return)

Due to changes in State Law, as of March 2001, a fishing permit is required. These are available at local fishing tackle shops

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