Byron Bay Beaches! ☀️

The days are getting hotter which means that it’s Summer! The days are also getting longer which means more time to spend at the beach!

We are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches, with many different options for water sports, beach activities, exploring or just relaxing.

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BELONGIL BEACH

Stretching to the north of Byron, Belongil Beach is one of the few dog-friendly beaches in the area. It has lovely views up the coast, tall sand dunes and a secluded feeling making it ideal for walking or relaxing. You can walk there from town via Main Beach and there’s a track to the Belongil cafes, including the Tree House which is a great venue for food, drinks and live music.

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THE WRECK

To the left of the Main Beach car park, at the start of Belongil beach, is the Wreck. More of a surf break than a beach of its own, it’s named after the wreck of the SS Wollongbar, which sticks out of the water just beyond the waves. Mostly popular with surfers, there are no lifeguards and can get a little wilder than some of the other swimming beaches near town, but there’s often more space on the sand for beach games like cricket or soccer.

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MAIN BEACH

Just a short walk from the centre town, Main Beach is Byron’s most popular beach. With Julian Rocks visible on the horizon and the Byron lighthouse overlooking it from the headland, it’s Byron’s iconic beach spot. There are grassy hills behind the beach perfect for picnicking, as well as BBQs and other facilities. Lifeguards from the local surf club patrol the water so it’s a safe swimming beach.

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CLARKES

Clarkes is further down the sand from Main Beach, along the curve of the bay. Patrolled in the summer by lifeguards, it’s a safe place to swim that’s just past the heart of the town. It’s got a permanent beach volleyball net and rocky areas for snorkeling, plus there’s usually a bit more space on the sand to spread out or play beach games.

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THE PASS

Further along from Clarkes at the other end of the bay is The Pass. With views of Julian rocks, Main Beach, Belongil and the hinterland beyond, it’s one of the most picturesque spots in Byron Bay. It’s also a famous surf break renowned for its long waves, which can be ridden all the way to Clarkes when the conditions are right. It’s a beautiful walk along the sand from town and has a lookout that oversees the entire bay.

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WATEGOS

Nestled at the foot of the headland, around the corner from The Pass, is Wategos beach. Secluded in a beautiful forest bay of its own, it’s popular with surfers and swimmers alike. With waves wrapping around the headland that offer long, leisurely rides and plenty of shallow areas that are great for kids, Wategos is the epitome of a family beach. It’s also one of Byron’s best picnic spots because it’s in its element at dusk.

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LITTLE WATEGOS

As the name suggests, Little Wategos is similar to Wategos beach but on a smaller scale. It’s just around the corner from Wategos and is easy to get to along the sand in low tide. When the water’s up high, it can be reached by a longer walk over the headland. Because of this dependence on the tides, it’s often unoccupied, making it feel like your own private beach.

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COSY CORNER

The other side of the headland is less protected than the bay. The beaches here get more wind and are often choppier, but they also usually have bigger waves. The first of these is Cosy Corner. It’s nestled at the bottom of the headland so it’s partially protected from the wind. With cleanly formed, decent sized waves, it’s a favourite among the local surfers.

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TALLOW BEACH

Further down from Cosy Corner on this side of the headland is Tallow Beach. With various breaks along it, there’s the potential to get a surfing spot all to yourself. It’s dog friendly and has views of the headlands further down the coast, so it’s also a nice beach for walking.

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SUFFOLK BEACH

In the middle of the open stretch of sand to the south of Byron Bay is Suffolk Beach. A five-minute drive from town, it’s dog friendly, usually virtually empty and has stunning views of both Byron Bay and Broken Head. Long and unprotected, it’s often windier than the bay and has good surf breaks at various points along it.

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BROKEN HEAD

On the other end of the sand from the Cape Byron Headland is Broken Head beach. Protected by its own headland and surrounded by rainforest, it’s popular with both surfers and swimmers. A ten-minute drive from Byron, it has views of the lighthouse on its northern horizon and it’s quieter than the beaches closer to the town.

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KINGS BEACH

Just around the corner from Broken Head is the beautifully remote Kings beach. Although not officially a nude beach, it’s often treated as it is so beware if visiting with children. Kings is a little tricky to get to, but worth it once you’re there. It’s accessible by driving across the top of the headland along a gravel road, just off Broken Head’s main road. Once you reach the Kings car park, it’s a steep ten-minute walk down to beach.

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WHITES BEACH

Further around the headland from Kings is the less well-known Whites beach. Reachable in the same way, its walking track is a little further along the gravel road. Nestled in the heart of the Broken Head rainforest, Whites is stunningly secluded and is one of the quietest beaches in the Byron area.

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Adapted from: http://www.byronbayholidayz.com.au/things-to-do/byron-bay-beaches/ & https://lexisbyronbay.com/2015/12/10/byron-bay-beaches/

 

 

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Body Boarding! 29 November

Last Thursday I took a group of our students down to the beach for some free body board hire, courtesy of the lovely team at Let’s Go Surfing!

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The girls all had their bikes to cycle down to the beach and, not wanting to leave me trailing behind walking, Lara convinced me to jump on the back of her bike! It is up there as one of my most terrifying experiences and I’m pretty sure she was going in the potholes on purpose, however in between the squeals of terror there was also lots of laughter and much quicker than going by foot!

The girls posed for some photos before heading into the surf 🙂

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The weather was glorious so there was no need for wetsuits and the girls jumped straight into the beautiful blue ocean!

It looked so much fun jumping and riding the waves, I’ll definitely be joining them next time!

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

 

Volleyball in the Lexis Garden – 23 November

On Friday last, the sun returned to Lexis, here in Byron Bay, just in time for our morning volleyball game! We started out as a small group of two, so the girls had some serious practice with all the running around for the ball. (It was a quiet morning due to many students studying for their upcoming test later that day.) Here they are in action…

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With all that running in the sunshine, the girls needed a quick break – just enough time for us to recruit two more students to join in the fun!

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And then there were 4… 🙂

 

Check out this team work!! 🙂

 

Be sure to join us every day for our activities! It’s a great way to meet new people, make new friends and most importantly – a fun way to improve your English speaking!

Check out the notice board at reception to sign up for our daily activities 🙂

 

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing and Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Lessons in the sun!! 19 October

It was a beautiful sunny day here in Byron Bay on Friday so many of our teachers decided to teach their classes in the glorious sunshine; Serena being one of them!

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Her Elementary class had a fun afternoon playing board games outside to revise what they had learnt that week about verb patterns.

Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing or Yoga in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Cider Tasting! December 1

Today we sampled some Australian ciders. It was a perfect activity for the hot weather on the first day of Summer!

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The ciders were brewed all over Australia, from the Adelaide Hills (The Hills Cider Company) to Sydney (5 Seeds) and a couple of local ones from Byron Bay (Treehouse Cider and Wild Cider).

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Everyone had a different favourite, which wasn’t surprising given the broad range of tastes and flavours in these ciders.

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From a dry, crisp apple to a sweeter pear and an infused flavour of native Finger Lime with apple, there was a cider for everyone!

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.

Volleyball in the Garden! April 29

This afternoon we enjoyed the lovely, sunny weather out in the garden with a friendly game of volleyball.

Fourteen students joined in the match at different times, playing over two 12-minute halves.

The competition was tough with the scores even for almost the whole game, making it a great game to watch for the many spectators on the sidelines!

At full time, the scores were tied 36-36! An extra point was played, with the team who wins that point wins the game. The players on both sides were determined , but at the end of the day there can only be one winning team. Congratulations to Natsumi, Inola, Floriant, Abel, Marco and Estelle! Enjoy the well deserved beer! 🙂

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Learn English in Byron Bay. Lexis English students study General English, IELTS, FCE, CAE and English plus Surfing in a friendly and professional school right in the heart of Byron Bay and only 15 minutes from the beach.