Byron Bay is a small town at the coast of the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. Known mainly for its surfing beaches, whale watching, scuba diving and its rural beauty, it is a major tourist destination in Australia for both domestic and international tourists.
Along with its surroundings, it constitutes a population of 30.000. But lately, more tourists are coming in to visit per year. Suffolk Park is a community situated at a five minutes drive south of Byron which offers a calmer alternative to Byron. Byron Bay captures the tourists’ hearts that they actually end up staying.
Many of the sites are walk able, including the Byron Light House, so public transports can be seen rarely. The walk to Byron Lighthouse is spectacular and is suggested as a must for the tourists.
There are numerous good surfing beaches within town limits. They are still recalled by Australians for its climate, lifestyle and warm water. The three most notable beaches are Byron Main, Watego’s Beach and Tallow’s Beach. Byron Main usually has smaller waves. It is perfect for summer days for long boarding. Watego’s Beach is just around the corner from Byron Main. Although somewhat hidden from viewing, still it can have large crowds for long boarding surfers.Tallows beach, on the other hand, is lesser known and especially for those who don’t surf. A legal clothing-optional beach, Belongil, is also situated north of Belongil Creek at Tyagarah Nature Reserve.
The best whale watching months at Byron are September and October.Scuba diving is one of the best in New South Wales. Ideal site for scuba diving is at Julian Rocks, just five minutes offshore.The depths around it are 5-25 meters.
These beaches at Byron are a few of the cleanest beaches on the east coast of Australia. So hit one of these beaches on your next vacation and experience this fun place.