Main Beach

The marine park's soft white sand beaches are some of Australia's most beautiful. You can swim, surf, relax with a picnic basket, explore the coastline or just soak up the sun. For more tourism information, visit For information on beach safety in this area, visit

  • Brunswick Heads, north of Byron Bay, is at the mouth of the Brunswick River.  Its small, protected beach Torikina is great for children.
  • Byron Bay township is popular with beach goers, with open beaches for surfers of all levels.
  • Seven Mile beach extends south to Lennox Head.
  • Behind its dunes is Lake Ainsworth, its fresh water discoloured by tannins from ti (or tea) trees. It is popular with swimmers.
  • Lennox Head's beaches attract more experienced surfers.

Things you need to know

Cape Byron Marine Park is home to lots of wildlife, including threatened and protected species that also use these beaches. Therefore, some activities within Cape Byron Marine Park are restricted:

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