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Tallow Beach

Whether you’re relaxing in the sun and surf or keeping watch for some of the region’s diverse wildlife, there are plenty of ways to enjoy this broad, sandy beach.

Explore the shoreline of Tallow Beach to experience the natural beauty of the North Coast, where soft sands meet the rolling surf of the Pacific Ocean. Stretching between Cape Byron State Conservation Area and Broken Head Nature Reserve, Tallow Beach sits on the edge of the coastal wilderness and presents fantastic opportunities for wildlife spotting. Relax on the sand, swim in the waves or cast a beach-fishing line at this expansive stretch of coast.

Pick a spot to lay down your towel and spend some time relaxing on the soft sand. Looking out across the Pacific Ocean in spring or winter, you might spot whales migrating between the Great Barrier Reef and the icy waters of Antarctica. Bring your binoculars to see these magnificent creatures more clearly. The beach is also an ideal bird-watching spot. You might see pied oystercatchers prowling the shoreline for pippi shells, while osprey and white-bellied sea eagles soar overhead searching for prey. Look over the picturesque dunes to see more birds nesting in the coastal paperbark trees.

Play in the shallows or jump over the waves that curl into shore. If the tide is right, there is occasionally a good surf break on Tallow Beach. The beach is not patrolled, so make sure you keep an eye on rip tides and undercurrents.

Go for a stroll along the sands and check out the views along Cape Byron or Broken Head. Magnificent Cape Byron is the easternmost point of the Australian mainland.

Bring a picnic and spread it out at the Cosy Corner picnic grounds, where you will also find public restrooms.

Tallow Beach is located in the Arakwal National Park, 1.9 miles (3.2 kilometers) from the town of Byron Bay. The beach is a great spot for a day trip from town and can be a popular choice in the summer school vacation, so arrive early to find a spot. Be sure to bring your sun protection and plenty of drinking water.


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Beach Hotel Resort AU$243
Beach Hotel Resort

Beach Hotel Resort

Bay Lane, Byron Bay, NSW
     
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Offering direct access to the beach, this Byron Bay hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Main Beach and Belongil Beach. Arakwal National Park and Captain Cook Lookout are also within 1 mi (2 km).

    Ingenia Holidays Byron Bay AU$99
    Ingenia Holidays Byron Bay

    Ingenia Holidays Byron Bay

    5-37 Broken Head Rd, Byron Bay, NSW
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Offering direct access to the beach, this Byron Bay campsite is within 1 mi (2 km) of Arakwal National Park and Tallow Beach. Main Beach is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away.

      Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments AU$169
      Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments

      Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments

      20-22 Fletcher Street, Byron Bay, NSW
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Byron Bay, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Byron Tourist Information Centre and Main Beach. Tallow Beach and Wategos Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

        The Oasis Apartments and Treetop Houses
        The Oasis Apartments and Treetop Houses

        The Oasis Apartments and Treetop Houses

        24 Scott Street, Byron Bay, NSW
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Offering direct access to the beach, this Byron Bay apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Arakwal National Park and Tallow Beach. Main Beach and Wategos Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

          Discovery Parks – Byron Bay AU$104
          Discovery Parks – Byron Bay

          Discovery Parks – Byron Bay

          399 Ewingsdale Road, Byron Bay, NSW
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            This family-friendly Byron Bay campsite is located on the riverfront, within 2 mi (3 km) of Belongil Beach and Main Beach. Tallow Beach and Wategos Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

            Waves Byron Bay AU$221
            Waves Byron Bay

            Waves Byron Bay

            35 Lawson Street, Byron Bay, NSW
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Offering direct access to the beach, this Byron Bay motel is within a 10-minute walk of Arakwal National Park and Main Beach. Tallow Beach and Wategos Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

              Byron at Byron, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort AU$459
              Byron at Byron, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort

              Byron at Byron, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort

              77-97 Broken Head Road, Suffolk Park, NSW
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated by the ocean, this luxury resort is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Byron Bay Golf Course and within 3 miles (5 km) of Tallow Beach and Main Beach. Arakwal National Park and Broken Head Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

                Standard 2 bedroom Cottage
                Standard 2 bedroom Cottage

                Standard 2 bedroom Cottage

                2 Alcorn St, Suffolk Park, NSW
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Suffolk Park, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Arakwal National Park and Tallow Beach. Main Beach is 3.1 mi (5 km) away.