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.
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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.
Broken Head Beach
Coastal walks at Broken Head
Going for a surf at Broken Head
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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
Mid Range: Glen Villa Resort
Budget: Nomads Backpackers
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.
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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
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FINAL THOUGHTS OF BROKEN HEAD BYRON BAY
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