The Beaches of Byron: The Pass
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.
The Pass is a right hand point break located half way between Byron Main Beach and the Cape Headland, right in the middle of Byron Bay.
From Fisherman’s Lookout and the headland, the beach curves around, facing a northeasterly direction. Waves refract around Cape Byron run at near right angles toward the shore. The positioning of the bay creates long, right-handers that are considered world class and puts the Pass into the Top 15 best surf beaches in Australia.
The break is popular most of the time, and while small it is suitable for learning the sheer volume of people in the water can make for a sometimes-challenging surf. Be aware that many water activities are launched from the Pass including daily snorkeling and dive tour boats to Julian Rocks.
We recommend taking in the beautiful view atop The Fisherman’s Lookout platform where you can watch sets roll into the Bay, the crowds of surfers, fish, dolphins, and migrating whales from May to September. A gorgeous beach to shelter from a southerly wind, to swim, surf and play.