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1. Little Gem Little Wategoes

Just around the corner from Wategoes, as the title states... the teeny bay sits snug as a bug at the base of the headland.
Little Wategoes [LW] is even more of a quiet haven than it’s neighbour. It’s overlooked by the Lighthouse above and is an even better spot for catching whale sightings.
I will always remember a visit to LW to test out the fishing skills resulted in some of the most amazing sightings of whales, possibly the most perfect day ever.
As mentioned, this is a brilliant place for a spot of fishing off the rocks. Do be careful though, asides from the rocks being dangerous alone, the tide will come in thick and fast!
If fishing isn’t for you, there is a small patch of sanded area that you can chill on. But when the tide is in, the sand disappears leaving only the pebbled area free for laying on.
To get to LW, you can run round the headland from neighbouring Wategoes as the bays join together when the tide is fully out. When the tide is in however, you can take the walk up around the headland. Be prepared for plenty steps to climb, but the views through the trees are worth the muscle work!

2. Wategoes Wategoes

Wategoes Beach is a 10minute drive –at most - from the centre of Byron Bay. The drive to Wateogoes is beautiful in itself, I’d recommend walking this journey purely for taking in the views and stopping for photos as the road wraps round the headland giving you a stunning view of the Hinterland, the Bay and Julian Rocks out at sea.
When you reach Wategoes, you will be greeted by an amazing array of homes that sit nestled in the tiny bay with stunning views of the beach and the East Coast of Oz in the distance.
Wategoes is a perfect place to come for a BBQ by the sandy space as the sun sets over the land. The sunsets in Byron are to die for, you must experience one!
Before you hit up the BBQ, you can easily spend the entire day here chilling and soaking up the sun. Wategoes isn’t as busy as Main Beach at the height of summer, so it’s an excellent place to relax away from the bustle of all the tourists.
Top Tip: If you get your timing right to visit this area, you may be lucky enough to catch the sightings of the whales that pass by... Wategoes is one of the best places to be for this!

3. Quite Bliss! Tallow Beach

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!