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Where to stay in Byron Bay

Within Byron Bay there are a few sub areas which you should consider when preparing to book a holiday and accommodation.

Each of these areas offer different advantages depending on what you consider “essential” for a magical holiday experience.

See below a list of the most popular Byron Bay holiday locations and what advantages they can offer your stay:


  • Arguably the most beautiful beach in Byron Bay
  • An iconic Byron Bay surfing spot (popular with long boarders)
  • Great for dolphin and whale spotting
  • Family friendly beach
  • Nestled under the Cape Byron Lighthouse & at the start of the Lighthouse walking track
  • Spectacular sunsets over the Mount Warning Hinterland
  • Minutes drive into the bustling heart of Byron
  • A 10min walk along the coastal track to Clarkes Beach / ‘The Pass’
  • Home to the popular Rae’s Seafood Restaurant and Rae’s Spa

Clarkes Beach

  • The best of both beach and in town locations
  • Walking distance into the heart of the Byron Bay CBD
  • Home to the famous surf break – ‘The Pass’
  • Family friendly beach
  • Magnificent sunset views over the Mount Warning Hinterland
  • Kayak, dive and snorkelling tours leave from here
  • Home to the popular Beach Byron Bay Restaurant overlooking Clarkes Beach / ‘The Pass’
  • Walking distance to Tallow Beach ‘Cosy Corner’ (popular with short boarders)

Byron CBD

  • Some of Australia’s best cafes, restaurants, bars, boutiques and yoga studios right at your fingertips
  • Patrolled beach – Byron Bay Main Beach
  • Access to beautiful, dog friendly, Belongil Beach on one side and Clarkes Beach on the other
  • Walking distance to everything you may need during your stay
  • Home to the famous surf break ‘The Wreck’
  • Watch the spectacular sunsets from the beach or park (with childrens play equipment) near the surf club


  • Relaxed, beachside vibe
  • Dog friendly beach
  • Arguably the best location to watch the spectacular sunsets over the Mount Warning Hinterland
  • Home to the iconic Treehouse on Belongil Restaurant
  • Numerous surfing spots dotted along the long stretch of beach
  • A 10min walk along the beach to the Byron CBD

Suffolk Park (Alcorn Street)

  • Tranquil and secluded
  • Family friendly, community vibe
  • Dog friendly beach
  • Minutes drive into the bustling heart of Byron Bay
  • Home to Tully’s Cafe, the Suffolk Park Bakery & child friendly Suffolk Park Hotel

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