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Things to do in Broken Head

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“Broken Head beach is approximately 10mins drive from Byron Bay. Protected by its own headland, Broken head beach is a favourite with families- local & visiting- for swimming, surfing and fishing. There is also an open grassy area nearby with picnic tables, barbeques and amenities making it a perfect day trip from Byron. It is patrolled at various times throughout the year.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Gorgeous little beach, local fave! Get in early, there's not much parking. Walk down a steep hill to get to this little beach.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“Broken Head has a walking track around the Headland, which has magnificent views of the coastline. Definitely worth a visit. It is a fairly easy walking track, which takes about 15 minutes each way. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Perfect for starting your day in the salt water. It is also a world renowned surf break. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The headland at the southern end of the beach is known for its fantastic surf break. The long, right-hand break appeals to surfers all over the world, with waves sometimes exceeding four meters.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Beach
“Broken Head beach is definitely worth a visit! It has its main beach with a point break. Broken Head also has many other beautiful cove beaches worth exploring too. These are Kings beach, Brays and Whites Beach. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Park
“Surround yourself with the spectacular beauty of Broken Head Nature Reserve. Experience Aboriginal culture, rainforest walks, whale watching, and fishing from pristine beaches.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“Beautiful locals beach. Great for surfing. Take the short trail from the car park up and around the cliff for stunning views.”
  • 1 local recommends
Community Center
“This little, community hall has regular pop-up food nights, popular with locals and perfect for families. Monday evening is wood fired pizza night and Fridays alternate with Paella and Croquettes. There is usually live music and lots of crazy kids running around.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“Top 100 surf break, 10 min walk up the beach or 5 min drive. Beautiful coastal headland walk to the famous Whites and Brays beach. Great snorkling and a super private place for a picnic.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“Best Beach in Byron - slightly biased... Beautiful walk to Three Sisters Track, National Park and fantastic waves...”
  • 1 local recommends
Trail
“Beautiful track, easy to moderate with some shade in summer, stunnings views!”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“One one my favourite walks, starts at the camping site. The walk is an easy one with stunning views and an idyllic beach around the corner (note, beach is only accessible at low tide). ”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“If you park on 7-mile road and follow the signs to Brays point you'll come to a magnificent headland where you can watch the ocean breaking over the rocks.. perfect for a picnic”
  • 1 local recommends