BROKEN HEAD BEACH IN BYRON BAY – THE ULTIMATE BEACH GUIDE

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Broken Head Byron Bay has some of the most secluded and most beautiful beaches in the Northern New South Wales region. If Main Beach in Byron Bay is too crowded for you then I recommend heading south to discover the magic of Broken Head and its almost untouched beaches!

I have put together this complete guide of Broken Head including how to get there and what to expect when you arrive to Broken Head.

 

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WHERE IS BROKEN HEAD

Broken Head Beach is located a short 10-minute drive south of the central tourist hub of Byron Bay.

Getting around Byron Bay and visiting all the spots is best done by car or bicycle. Public buses are rare and taxi services are overpriced.

You will find that quite a lot of people hitchhike in Byron so why not give that a go if you’re up for it!

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Exploring Broken Head

 

THINGS TO DO IN BROKEN HEAD

Surfing the beach breaks at Broken Head is a great way to start the day. Being out in the ocean at Broken Head Beach will have you gawping at the epic surroundings of cliffs and small rocky islands that give Broken Head its name.

From Broken Head, you can explore the winding walking trail that leads you up and over the headland which is surrounded by lush rainforest.

This track will lead you to a number of smaller almost unknown isolated beaches and coves. You won’t find these spots in any glossy travel guide and I guarantee you will be blown away at the sight of these little pockets of paradise at Broken Head!

Apart from exploring the headland and taking photos of the landscapes from the hilltop, the best thing to do at Broken Head is to take a dip in the ocean and cool off.

 

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WHERE TO STAY NEAR BROKEN HEAD

Broken Head is best visited as a day trip from Byron Bay. There are countless accommodation options to choose from in Byron Bay so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay near Broken Head to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers and everyone in between.

See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

 

Luxury: The Watermark

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Mid Range: Glen Villa Resort

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Budget: Nomads Backpackers

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OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST NEAR BROKEN HEAD

The stretch of coastline and hinterland areas between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast boasts many awesome beaches, lakes, waterfalls, hikes and all-around naturalistic adventures waiting to be had!

This is what Australia is all about and what I aim to share with you all in my detailed guides.

You may want to see my other related posts near Wategos Beach in the Northern NSW region:

 

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AIRBNB NEAR BROKEN HEAD

Another option for accommodation near Broken Head Beach is to stay in an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals in Byron Bay.

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MORE AUSTRALIA TRAVEL GUIDES

• Gold Coast: 3 Day Gold Coast Itinerary

• Gold Coast: 11 Best Gold Coast Beaches

• Springbrook: Springbrook Waterfalls

• Currumbin: Currumbin Rock Pools

• Brisbane: Things To Do In Brisbane

• Byron Bay: Things To Do In Byron Bay

• Sydney: Things To Do In Sydney

• Melbourne: Things To Do In Melbourne

• Fraser Island: Fraser Island Day Trip

 

WHAT TO PACK FOR BROKEN HEAD

 

Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables,  drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.

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Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.

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Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!

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Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.

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Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.

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Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.

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Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.

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Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions. 

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Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.

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Activated Charcoal Tablets: Want to avoid food poisoning? Most of us have been a victim of travelers diarrhea from eating street food. Organic Activated Charcoal Tablets are fast-acting and will rid your system of the bad bacteria that causes stomach upset.

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MY CAMERA GEAR

 

Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included. 

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Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.

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GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!

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Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket. 

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Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!

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Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.

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GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!

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Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.

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External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.

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FINAL THOUGHTS OF BROKEN HEAD BYRON BAY

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about Broken Head, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can!

Happy Adventuring!

2 Comments

  1. December 16, 2019 / 6:10 am

    Hey!
    Was wondering there exact location of the first shot on this post?
    I am shooting something myself and love this little cove!

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      December 29, 2019 / 11:01 pm

      Hola, it’s at the very southern end of the main beach, on the other side of the headland! 🙂

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