14 locals recommend ·
Tips from locals
Perfect family and surf beach. Parking can get a bit busy, sometimes best to try to park on a side road and walk rather than use the car parks (don't forget to pay if using the car parks!). Walk up to the Pass and check out the surfers from the top of the rock, or walk around the cliff towards…
Surf, go whale watching or just take a swim on one of the region’s many amazing beaches. As well as Clarkes beach, check out the beaches at Brunswick Heads, Suffolk Park, South Golden Beach and Lennox Head. In fact, here in the Byron Shire, it's true that life's a beach!
We like to use the James Cook entry to the beach (tip: grab yourself a "Single Parks Pass" from NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, for Cape Byron State Recreation Area, and you'll save $$ on parking fees!)
Situated between Main Beach and the Pass, Clarkes Beach is an idyllic north-facing beach with beachfront parking, amenities and Caravan Park. The beach is a protected area, with near-perfect swimming conditions all year round, spoiled only by northerly winds. The waves are relatively small in the…