Happy New Year Everyone!
Christmas is over and now is the time to slow down, enjoy some relaxed long summer days and to hit the beach! No where could be more perfect right now than Byron Bay. We are experiencing some of the best summer weather in years (click here to view our Byron Bay weather page). Think clear blue skies, calm ocean waves and balmy nights. The park is filled with the sound of good friends, relaxed afternoon BBQ’s and happy family holidays.
If you’re thinking of planning a trip to Byron Bay there is so much to explore! Miles of unspoilt and uncrowded coastline, hinterland rainforests, diving in our marine park, learning to surf, kayaking with dolphins, cycling, yoga, massages and headland bush walks.
Of course all this holidaying is hungry work, so don’t forget to check out some of Byron Bay’s great coffee and food. From Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park you can walk 5 minutes down the road for breakfast at Suffolk Park Bakery, fish and chips or sushi at Little Red Chilli cafe, an Indian feast at Yellowflower or pub fare at Suffolk Park Tavern. Looking for more choice? Byron Bay is only a 5 minute drive down the road. To get your mouth watering we’ve compiled a handy guide of our favourite regional cafes, restaurants and pubs for you:
Suffolk Park Bakery – Perfect spot after a morning surf for a great coffee and bacon and egg roll. Not to mention delicious pastries, salads and gluten free breads. Mmmmm…
Little Red Chilli Cafe – What says summer more than fish & chips! Bite Cafe has a great range of quick and easy summer eating options including sushi, hamburgers and fresh salads.
Suffolk Park Tavern – Great family pub with a large outdoor dining deck, kids playground and fantastic menu.
Yellowflower – Authentic home made Indian curries cooked daily. A real favourite with the locals and a great spot for a late afternoon coffee.
Byron Beach Cafe – No visit to Byron Bay is complete without a meal at the iconic Byron Beach Cafe. Located on the beach, enjoy spectacular ocean and hinterland views from their large outdoor dining deck. This is a must.
The Balcony – A buzzing cafe located upstairs in the heart of town with an eclectic bohemian décor. Great selection of share plates and dare we say the best coffee in town.
The Rails – Favourite drinking hole for locals and visitors with its large outdoor beer garden and great entertainment.
The Beach Hotel – Situated on main beach, The Beach Hotel has it all. Amazing views, great food, outdoor beer garden and entertainment. To avoid the crowds do as the locals do and come here for breakfast after an early morning swim.
Fishheads – Go for the breathtaking view and fresh local seafood. Unbeatable.
The Pass Cafe – Located right on the beach, so there’s a great relaxed vibe. Feel welcomed in sandy bikinis and wet board shorts. Also great for takeaway coffee on the beach.
Earth n Sea Pizza – This is a Byron tradition. Don’t forget to tip as the staff will ring a bell in your honour and give you a shout out! Well worth the couple of bucks.
Utopia – Laid-back ambiance in the heart of beautiful Bangalow. Perfect coffee and cake pit stop after a morning of shopping.
Choux Choux Patisserie – Arguably the regions best French patisserie. Taste sensation (almost worth a trip to Bangalow alone).
Bangers Burgers – A top burger!
Harvest Cafe – Award-winning cafe in Newrybar blends country charm with a dash of contemporary style and an abundance of fresh produce.
Hotel Brunswick – Our favourite pub. Offers excellent food, cold beers, and a friendly family atmosphere all set in a leafy, riverfront beer garden.
So if you’re feeling in a let’s-get-away-from-it-all frame of mind, then Byron Bay is the perfect spot to rejuvenate soother the soul and get recharged for 2012. Happy New Year!
Paul and Maree Brooks