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Byron Bay - Where to Eat and Things To Do

Living in Byron Bay is a blessing! Every Week I get a bunch of people reaching out with questions about travelling to Byron Bay. So it's definitely time to share some some of the magic here. Enjoy!

Best Beaches

  • The Pass Probably the most popular beach in Byron and for a good reason! Climb to the top of the lookout for views over the bay, watch the surfers ride waves all the way to shore, or view the sunset over the mountain range. 

  • Wategos Beach Rocky, earthy raw headland meets the blue sea here. Walk around the headland to the lighthouse and cool off in the crystal clear water

  • Tallows Beach Soft, white, powdery sand that makes squeaky sounds when you walk! One of our most beautiful stretch of beaches with turquoise water and rock formations. So beautiful you'll think you're in another world. 

Things To Do

  • Lighthouse Walk Climb the Byron headland to the lighthouse for some epic views of the bay and beyond. This is the most eastern point of Australia and makes for a pretty amazing sunrise. 

  • Scuba Diving/Snorkelling/Freediving Whether you are advanced and would like to see some cool shit or want to begin your certifications, Byron is a pretty damn good place to start diving. Dive companies Byron Bay Dive Centre and SunDive head out to Julian Rocks (about 10 mins by boat) where there is abundant marine life. In summer expect to see fish, turtles, dolphins, leopard sharks and manta rays. In winter check out the fish, dolphins, grey nurse sharks and if your lucky humpback whales! 

  • Skydiving Conquer your fears! Skydive over byron bay and watch the whales breach from the sky in winter. 

  • Hiking Killen Falls A short 20 minutes drive from byron. Family friendly short 15 minute walk to a gorgeous waterfall and swimming hole. If you are lucky you might see turtles! 

  • Hiking Minyon Falls About 40 minute drive from Byron Bay and 45 minute hike one way. One of the most breathtaking falls I have ever seen with 130m cliffs. Not for the feint hearted. 

  • Reggae Night Every Monday night at Beach Hotel with live bands, delicious drinks and a awesome vibes. I don't usually go out but if I do it's on reggae night! 

Places To Eat

  • Folk Cafe Wouldn't even know where to begin with their menu! The pictures speak for themselves. I love coming here lazy mornings and getting mashes avocado on sough dough break with burnt lemon + a coconut chai or turmeric coconut milk. It won't disappoint! Organic, ethical and plant based options.

  • Combi Cafe This adorable little cafe is located in town. They use all fresh, organic produce and their smoothies and acai bowls are probably the best around. I recommend trying the Peanut Butter bowl. Vegan friendly options. 

  • The Farm The idea behind The Farm is a self-sustainable, environmentally-friendly set up where you can stroll through the sunflower fields, meet the piglets, pet the horses and hug the chickens. The onsite restaurant is called Three Blue Ducks and has a pretty impressive menu that changes seasonally. Vegan friendly options. 

  • Bay Leaf Organic, local and seasonal. The perfect breakfast or lunch spot at a trendy little cafe in town. Mean coffee and friendly staff! Vegan friendly options.  

  • Top Shop Cafe Top shop is nestled in a residential area. Grab a burger, smoothie or acai bowl and chill outside on the grass under the summer sun. 

  • Barefoot Blender Simple and delicious. This nifty little food truck is located on Lawson Street and it perfect for a drop in smoothie or acai bowl. They are massive topped with all da tropical fruit goodness. I recommend the mango acai bowl! 

  • The Beet The Beet Vegan Restaurant was created to inspire everyone to enjoy creative, delicious and healthy plant based meals in a modern restaurant environment!

If you have any awesome Byron experiences you would like to share, I would love to hear about it. Comment below or get in touch via @emmaceolin on Instagram.

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