The Beaches of Byron: Tallows

Beautiful beaches and great surf come to mind when you mention Byron Bay. Surrounded by natural beauty, you’ll find it easy to unwind and relax on soft sand, enjoy invigorating swims in crystal-clear water and glorious sunrises and sunsets over the deep blue ocean.

Whether it’s swimming, surfing, kayaking fishing, or just rolling out your towel and relaxing on the soft sand Byron Bay’s gorgeous beaches have something that will suit everyone.


Tallow beach is a scenically stunning beach. Stretching from Cosy Corner to Broken Head this 6.5km expanse of beach is popular with surfers, beach fisherman and swimmers. The iconic lighthouse view can be seen from both ends and is accessible by walking south from Cosy Corner in town, or from several small cark entrances off Alcorn Street in Suffolk Park. Tallow Beach is dog friendly in certain zones south of the Arakwal National Park boundary.

Be aware that this is an unpatrolled each and often has strong rips dragging out to sea and powerful surf. Cosy Corner is a popular spot for surfers looking for a protected spot in the noreast winds that frequent the region during Spring – Summer. Note, the parking facilities at the Cosy Corner entrance are both limited and charged by the hour. One of the most photogenic beaches on the east coast and a must see if you’re visiting Byron Bay.

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