time for some water play! beaches, rivers and lakes
The best type of water play is by the beaches, rivers or lakes - take your pick of the best Byron and surrounds has to offer!
This little beach may be a little harder to get to than the average one, but it’s worth it for the feeling of having your very own private beach! This 150m metre stretch is Australia’s most easterly beach and is protected by the cape and surrounding rock face.
Clarkes beach in Byron Bay is the most gorgeous expanse of beach. The sand is so soft and on a sunny day the water is a clear blue - heaven for the whole family.
THIS river is more like a glorious pool! You may be happy just wandering up the sides and dipping your toes in at the various stair entries, or the little beach areas.
There is plenty of space to sit on some grass or find your spot on the sand for some sandcastle building and wave jumping. Apex Playground is right here too, nestled under some pines. This is the place where you can spend the whole day.
This has to be one of Mamma’s favourite spots. Lake Ainsworth, or Tea Tree Lake as it’s also known, is a huge fresh water lagoon infused with tea tree tannins from the surrounding trees.
This has to be one of Mamma’s favourite beaches. Something about it feels a bit like old Byron. It’s away from the main drag and has lots of character, and is relatively ‘unpolished’ in the best way.
Ahhh Wategos. This Byron Bay beach is heaven. Mamma used to come here pre kids and (attempt) to surf the gentle waves. These days, the family love spending time here just as much as Mamma.
This hidden away sanctuary is abuzz with surfers, backpackers and holiday makers. You can see the Byron lighthouse from here as well as take a walk up to the nature reserve for some amazing views at the Three Sisters lookout.
This is a cute little hidden beach in Brunswick Heads that is so perfect for families!
This HUGE expanse of beach is sure to get the wriggles out.
This spectacular natural wonder is so impressive you just need to take a moment to sit and take it all in.