Feb 112015

byron shire beaches

  • Billinudgel Nature Reserve
  • South Golden Beach
  • New Brighton Beach
  • North Wall Brunswick Heads
  • Christmas Beach (north bank Brunswick River)
  • Torikina (south bank Brunswick River)
  • Brunswick Heads Main Beach
  • Tyagarah Nature Reserve (clothes optional)
  • Belongil Beach
  • The Wreck
  • Byron Bay Main Beach
  • Clarks Beach
  • The Pass
  • Wategos
  • Little Wategos
  • Tallow Beach
  • Suffolk Park
  • Kings Beach (Broken Head)
  • Brays Beach (Broken Head)

Map is part of the Byron Trails Map.

Surf life saving services in Byron Shire are provided at specific beaches within Byron Shire Council during the NSW and Queensland School Holidays. Beach patrols are also provided by Surf Life Saving Volunteers at Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay Main Beach on weekends and Public Holidays from Saturday 20 September 2014 to Sunday 26 April 2015. (source: Byron Shire Council)

Local marine habitats include exposed and sheltered sandy beaches, rocky shores, rocky reefs, submerged pinnacles, small rocky islands, coral communities, riverine estuaries, coastal creeks and lakes, and sandy seabed habitats. Marine life includes many species of dolphins, fish, seabirds and marine plants along with threatened species such as little terns, grey nurse sharks and sea turtles. Many of the fascinating animals that inhabit the waters surrounding Julian rocks including, sharks, rays, turtles, eels, starfish, and corals. Examples of some of the tiny marine organisms living in the shallow waters of the Brunswick River including colourful nudibranchs (sea slugs), sea snails, shrimps, crabs, corals, starfish, anemones, octopus, flat worms, sea squirts and sponges. Humpback whales travel through the marine park on their annual migration, making the area an important site for long-term monitoring of whale populations.

In Cape Byron Marine Park, the NSW Government proposes to rezone the shoreline (to 100 m offshore) at the following two sites from sanctuary zone to habitat protection zone to permanently allow shore-based recreational line fishing: Tyagarah Beach and East Cape Byron. (source: NSW GOV: Cape Byron Marine Park)

See Cape Byron State Conservation Area

See Camping areas in Byron Shire