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/

 

 

 

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It’s the Weekend! February 8-10

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WEATHER

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SURF 

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GIGS

FRIDAY 8

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY COG
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 7PM BOHEMIAN COWBOYS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 5PM MATT BUGGY, 9PM JOSH CASHMAN
BYRON THEATRE 7.30PM GRIGORYAN BROTHERS & WOLFGANG MUTHSPIEL
BYRON BREWERY 7PM BRAZILIAN PARTY
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 6PM OOZ
FRESH, BYRON BAY, 7PM ELENA B WILLIAMS
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 7.30PM KERBSIDE COLLECTION
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, 9PM LIVE MUSIC & DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS

 

SATURDAY 9

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY THE DEGGS, DUSTY BOOTS AND JACK BOTTS
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 12.30PM EMMA BOSWORTH, 7PM BYRON LIGHTHOUSE BAND
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 5PM DJ LONGTIME, 9PM RHYTHM & CUTLOOSE
BYRON COMMUNITY CENTRE 1PM KING LEAR BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE – NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE SCREENING STARRING IAN MCKELLEN, 7PM MOUNTAIN: A STORY OF EPIC DIMENSIONS
ARTISAN MARKET, BYRON BAY, 4PM ELENA B WILLIAMS
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 6PM OPEN MIC NIGHT
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 7.30PM KERBSIDE COLLECTION
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, 9PM LIVE DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS
BYRON BAY BREWERY 7PM ASHA JEFFRIES AND BRIDGET BRANDOLINI

 

SUNDAY 10

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY THE SIPPY DOWNS
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 7PM Z STAR
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 4.30PM LISA HUNT, 8PM MY HAPPY PLACE
BYRON BREWERY 5PM OKA
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 12PM DJS VINNIE LADUCE & FIENDS
BYRON BAY GOLF CLUB 4PM LIVE MUSIC, 4PM PAINTED CROW
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 5PM ADAM HARPAZ

 

HAPPY TRAVELS

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See Sam from Happy Travels to sign up for the weekend trips! He will be in the student lounge Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 12pm til 3pm, or you can pop into their store on Jonson Street!

Saturday & Sunday February 9th & 10th

Lexis/Happy Travels Weekend Trip

Camping with Kangaroos!

(See Sam for more details)

 

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Byron Artisan Market

Bangalow Farmers Market

Kingscliff Markets

Blue Knob Farmers Market

Lismore Farmers Market

Sunday

The Channon Craft Market

Lennox Community Market

The Plateau Market at Alstonville

 

CINEMA

 

Friday 08 February

11:50 am
2:05 pm
4:00 pm
6:00 pm
8:15 pm

Saturday 09 February

11:50 am
2:05 pm
4:05 pm
6:00 pm
8:30 pm

Sunday 10 February

11:50 am
1:50 pm
3:50 pm
6:05 pm
8:35 pm

 

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It’s the Long Weekend! January 25 – 27

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WEATHER

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SURF

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GIGS

FRIDAY 25

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, THE DELTA RIGGS, NICE BISCUIT, FLYING MACHINE, DJ MOHNDOO, DJ LOVE SMITH
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, THE HOMBRES
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 8.30PM DARYL BRAITHWAITE
BYRON BAY BREWERY 8PM HEIN COOPER + HEY MAJOR + BRADLEY STONE
LOCURA, BYRON BAY, 5PM JONO MA AND JONTI
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 7PM FELIX
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 7.45PM ANIMAL VENTURA
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, 9PM LIVE MUSIC & DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS

SATURDAY 26

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, KING COASTER, STOKER, TOXIC FOX, BONNY DOONS
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, JUKE JOINT WAY & LITTLE BILLIE
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 4PM PINK ZINC, 8PM DJS LONGTIME & LORDYWARDY
BYRON BAY BREWERY 6PM COCO REPUBLIC
LOCURA, BYRON BAY, 5PM EVA J, OLI WRIGHT, BENJAMAS AND GUESTS
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 6PM OPEN MIC NIGHT
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 7.45PM NICOLE BROPHY
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, 9PM LIVE DJS
THE STICKY WICKET BAR, BYRON BAY, 9PM LOCAL DJS

SUNDAY 27

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, WHEN HARRY MET SWANNY
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, ROMANIACS
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 12PM TRIPE J HOTTEST 100
BYRON BAY BREWERY 12PM LENNOX GROVE HOTTEST 100 PARTY, 7PM POLISH CLUB + WHARVES + CAPTAIN SQUIDLICKAS
TREEHOUSE, BYRON BAY, 12PM SUNDAY SESSION DJS EVA J & VINNIE LADUCE (DJ SET)
BYRON BAY GOLF CLUB 1PM PAINTED CROW, 4PM LIVE MUSIC, 4PM CHRIS ARONSTEN
THE SUN, BYRON BAY, 5PM LUKE MORRIS
LOCURA, BYRON BAY, 5PM LOCURA DJS

MONDAY 28

HOTEL GREAT NORTHERN, BYRON BAY, DAN CLARK DUO
RAILWAY HOTEL, BYRON BAY, CHRIS ARONSTEN
BEACH HOTEL, BYRON BAY, 8.30PM 4’20 SOUND REGGAE NIGHT
WOODY’S SURF SHACK, BYRON BAY, 8PM REGGAE AFTERPARTY

 

HAPPY TRAVELS

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See Sarah from Happy Travels to sign up for the weekend trips! She will be in the student lounge Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 12pm til 3pm, or you can pop into their store on Jonson Street!

Saturday 25th – 27th January

Lexis Long Weekend – Fraser Island & Noosa Trip!!!

 

MARKETS

Friday

Mullumbimby Farmers Market

Saturday

Bangalow Farmers Market

Kingscliff Markets

Lismore Farmers Market

Byron Artisan Market

Sunday

Bangalow Market

Nimbin Markets

 

CINEMA

Friday 25 January

Storm Boy 12:30 pm
Free Solo 2:30 pm
Vice 4:30 pm

Saturday 26 January

Colette 12:15 pm
Storm Boy 2:30 pm
Vice 4:30 pm
Storm Boy 7:00 pm
Free Solo 9:00 pm

Sunday 27 January

Storm Boy 1:00 pm
Vice 3:00 pm

Monday 28 January

Storm Boy 12:15 pm
Colette 2:15 pm
Vice 4:30 pm
Free Solo 7:00 pm
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September in Photos!!

Cambridge Welcome Party!

 

Peruvian Cooking!

 

End of Course BBQ!

 

Tie Dye!

 

Volleyball!

 

Table Tennis Tournament!

 

Skateboarding!

 

Beer Tasting!

 

Cooking with Bianca!

 

Slacklining!

 

Soccer Challenge Against SAE!!

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Coffee Lounges!

 

Breakfast Club!

Lots of Surfing!!

 

77 New Starters!

 

17 Graduates!

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.

October Activities Calendar!!

We have another great month of activities planned for our Lexis Byron Bay students!!

October Calendar

We start the month with a Pizza Party on the 3rd!! At 12.15pm we’ll be providing free pizza for all our students to enjoy!

On the 4th we then have the new activity of making your own Dream Catcher!! This will run at 11am and 2pm in the Student Lounge.

We then have our monthly Table Tennis Tournament on the 5th at 2pm!! For afternoon students we have a trip to the Farmers Market at 9am on this day, and also on the 26th!

We end the week with Body Boarding! Meet at reception at 11am or 2pm and we’ll head down to the beach together for your free board hire!

On the 9th we have a special Upcycling with Adrienne for our morning activity at 11am. Bring along an old piece of clothing you no longer wear and Adrienne will help you make it into something new you would wear!! For our morning students we have Yoga at 2pm in Room 8.

For our afternoon students they will have their Yoga class for this week on the 11th with Fee; 11am in Room 8.

After the success of this months, we have another Cooking with Bianca activity on the 11th at 2pm; this time it will be sweet snacks!

On the 12th we have Alba coming in to teach you how to Flamenco dance! This will be at 5.30pm so all our students can enjoy this activity together!

We have a Volleyball match at 11am and 2pm on the 13th; either at the beach or in the garden!

The following Monday, the 16th, we go back to having both our 11am and 2pm Yoga sessions on the Monday until the end of the month; in Room 8.

Sample some wines with Wine Tasting on the 18th; 2pm and 5.30pm in the Student Lounge!

We’ll be showing more of our creative sides on the 19th with Boomerang Painting; at 11am and 2pm in the Student Lounge.

On the 20th we have a Beach Picnic for our afternoon students (at 11am) and Cricket for our morning students (2pm at the beach or in the garden)!

Olmo will be coming in on the 24th for Slacklining at 2pm!

There will be a special 1 hour Surf Lesson for just $20 with Let’s Go Surfing on the 25th. Please come see me in reception if you’d like to book this!

We have a Soccer match at 11am and 2pm on the 27th; in the garden or at the beach.

For Halloween we will be having a BBQ on the 31st. Everyone is encouraged to come to school in Fancy Dress and there will be prizes for the best outfit! This will be at 12.15pm in front of school.

Once a week we will continue to have Coffee Lounge (Tim Tam Lounge!) for our morning students at 2pm, and for our afternoon students we are introducing Breakfast Club at 11am (days vary each week)!

Job Club is every Wednesday in Room 8 (with GIL). Myself or a teacher will be able to help you write resumes/cover letters, look for jobs, apply for TFN’s and give you advice on gaining your RSA or Barista license!

GIL (Guided Individual Learning) runs every day from 12-1pm and 2-3pm in Room 8. Come along to get help with anything from homework to vocabulary to writing your resume.

We will also continue to enjoy our Student Nights at Cheeky Monkeys every Tuesday night – meet at BWT @ 8pm first to get your drinks, food and fun!

Lastly, don’t forget that you can book your 2-hour surf lessons with us anytime at Reception for just $50!

 

      Have an awesome month! 🙂

 

 

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.