“Wategos Beach is located just north west of Cape Byron and the
lighthouse, and is one of Byron’s best places to picnic, paddle and play.”
You’ll adore the peaceful beauty of this sheltered beach on the northern side of Cape Byron. Protected by the headland from the wilder waters beyond, it’s a fabulous spot to picnic and play. The local bottlenose dolphins use it for recreation as well, showing off their silky surfing skills on the incoming waves.
You can cook up your lunch on one of the free beach side barbecues and enjoy your picnic on the beach or at one of the picnic tables. After you’ve cooled off and refueled you’ll be ready to tackle the steep steps at the beach’s end up to Cape Byron and the lighthouse.
Byron Bay is truly unique
Byron Bay is on the doorstep of the Northern Rivers region with its rainforest, many small villages and picturesque countryside filled with smaller farms growing produce such as macadamia nuts, coffee, blueberries, lychees, stone fruit, dairying & cheese and many other interesting crops.
The intense popularity of Byron Bay can be, at first, a mystery. Sure, the beaches are sublime, but there are spectacular beaches all along this coast. Its locals have come to symbolise an Australian haute-boho lifestyle, yet much of the town is a squat, architectural mishmash and has a traffic problem. So why the legions of global fans? As they say in Byron, it’s the vibe.
Come to surf epic breaks at dawn, paddle through hazy beach afternoons and sigh at the enchanting sunsets. Come to do reiki, refine your yoga practice, do a raw fast and hang with the fire-twirlers by the beach at sunset. Idle with the striped T-shirt set at the town’s excellent restaurant tables, then kick on with backpackers, musicians, models, young entrepreneurs, ageing hippies and property developers at one of its beery, shouty pubs. Or, because it’s Byron, do all of the above, then repeat.
Plenty of things to do
Things such as learn to surf, skydiving, microlighting or hanggliding, kayaking with the dolphins, tours of the region, horseriding, golf, fishing, circus skills and art workshops or visiting one of the many attractions. There are also many things to keep the children amused!
Foodies will enjoy the awesome local coffee shops and cafes. Whilst the general area offers a plethora of world class cafes, restaurants, clubs and hotels for eating out. byron Bay boasts a boutique farm-fresh butcher and a private seafood vendor offering fresh local catch.