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Tucked in a Wave in Byron Bay, Australia

Submitted by on August 18, 2009 – 10:37 amNo Comment

byronI’ve been told that “You don’t just arrive in Byron Bay. Byron Bay ‘happens’ to you.” For some, there is no place like it on earth and for others it’s an over-priced coastal town where it can take hours to find a parking spot. Regardless of popular opinion, it’s a spot where there are good times to be had.

If you’re a surfer, The Wreck can be a pretty decent surf spot when its pumping. Main Beach tends to draw in backpackers who have just scored themselves a board and who then walk to the beach thinking they can paddle out anywhere. The Pass is the same; super nice break (when there’s a swell), but generally too busy on a weekend. If you’re an experienced surfer, Tallows/Broken Head is a great surf spot. It can get pretty gnarley and it’s definitely not for beginners.

Byron Bay is about being tucked in a wave, roaming a niche of a rainforest, enjoying a tasty dish of food and experiencing that new emotion when your eye catches a pod of dolphins playing under the lighthouse cliff.

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  • […] Byron Bay, Australia boasts miles of sandy beaches, outdoor markets, plenty of playground time and numerous adventures to be had. Our then 20 month old hiked the entire way up to the famous lighthouse from Wategos below. This was a great adventure for him and tuckered him out for a good nights rest.  On this particular trip, we rented a great house that provided us with a crib, beach toys, games and all kinds of kid friendly perks.  We used this house at Tallows beach as our base and explored from there.  For the avid surfer, the location was great as you could walk your board over to the beach for a surf at anytime.  We even took advantage of local activities such as visiting a local firehouse on a day for kids and watching our son dance to a digeridoo at the farmers market. […]

  • I totally agree on “You don’t just arrive in Byron Bay. Byron Bay ‘happens’ to you.”

    I’ve been to Australia a couple of years ago and it’s an amazing country. I loved it! And if you would ask me the most memorable places of that trip, Byron Bay would be one of them. I tried to describe this place earlier, because it’s my number 4 of Most Beautiful Beaches (http://bit.ly/15nU9N) I think it’s the charm this place offers. But I love how you describe it: ‘Byron Bay is about being tucked in a wave.’

    Thanks for sharing this experience!

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