Tallow Beach
New South Wales | Australia

1. Tallows Beach April 9, 2011 11:22

Tallows is an ordinary beach for the north coast of NSW.
Surfing is OK but other beaches in this area are much better for both surfing and body surfing. What it does have going for it is the surf is bigger. So if everywhere else is flat you go here to surf.
Note the savage rip in the photo.
The name comes from the fact that blood and guts from the abbatoir used to be dumped in the ocean back in the 1940s & 1950s. I remember a pipe pumping it into the water at Main beach in the 1960s.

2. Quite Bliss! February 20, 2011 17:33

For someone who loves to chill on the beach - without the hustle and bustle of your typical tourist flooded destinations - Tallow Beach – aka Tallows is the perfect destination to purely relax and unwind. In comparison to the north facing busier beaches of Byron Bay, Tallows, with the iconic Lighthouse to one end, and Broken Head to the other... you have endless space to find a spot and take in the beautiful horizon. It’s purely a place to be alone with your thoughts and hear the waters crash on the shore. My idea of pure bliss!
A surfer’s idea of heaven also when the swell isn’t quite right at Main Beach! Tallows holds some perfect rides at Broken Head (the south end of the beach). For me – the one who’ll happily sit on dry land – I’m simply entertained with the mass array of riders on a “lush” day and the beautiful waves forming as if by magic.
Top tip for seeing the beach for all her entirety is to head up to the Lighthouse at Cape Byron... on your way up the winding roads, Tallows appears out from the greenery in all her vastness. A great way to get some beautiful shots for the photo album, or even just to experience the beach without getting the sand between your toes (which however is one of my favourite past times of any beach!).
I’d highly recommend visiting Tallows any day of the week!