Byron Bay Beach Guide
By Viator, July 2013
Main Beach, as the name suggests, acts as Byron Bay's go-to beach. Stretching across the front of the town, this beach is not only a short stroll away for the casual beach-goer but also a popular destination for the beginner to experienced surfer. Main Beach is known for its natural beauty, including its white sands, clear waters and view of the nearby headland.
Clarkes is located just down the strip from Main Beach and draws a more active visitor with its beach volleyball net and body surfing ready sand bar. Speckled with rocky sections, Clarkes Beach is a prime location for simple snorkeling excursions.
To the north of Byron Bay sits the popular Belongil Beach – a dog-friendly escape with great surf thanks to The Wreck. The SS Wollongbar sunk here in a cyclone many years ago, and it is now a destination worth exploring by snorkel.
In the opposite direction from Byron Bay, Lennox Head's southern fame (it's just 15 minutes south) comes from its magnificent surf – that of which has been classified as a National Surfing Reserve.
Other beaches of note include Wategos and Little Wategos on Cape Byron. These beaches are popular because of their more secluded vibes -- Little Wategos being the stronger of the two in this category. Enjoy picnic tables and free barbecues at Wategos.