Byron Bay & Cabarita Beach
You know as they say: Save the best for last! Even though I loved every single second of our Australia trip, our last stop in Byron Bay was the cherry on top. I am not sure when or how Byron Bay became what it is, but it is a place that simply screams “Slow down, please!”. A beach town that has a ton of cute breakfast cafés, beautiful beaches, small boutiques, a stunning lighthouse (which just so happens to be the most Eastern point of Australia) and friendly, relaxed faces everywhere you look. You might also spot a few bare feet underneath the restaurant tables and old VW busses parked along the streets.
We spent 4 days and 3 nights in Byron Bay, but I could have easily managed 2 weeks there. There was not much sightseeing to do and we passed our time by walking on the beach for hours, exploring the best breakfast spots, soaking up the sun and munching on nachos at “home”. And by home I mean the beach house we rented.
Home away from home.
For most of the trip, we decided to stay in rental homes instead of hotels. Don’t get me wrong, I adore hotels, especially the breakfast buffets and housekeeping, but when traveling as a family, I feel that houses offer so much more quality time. Whether it is watching a movie together with a glass of wine, not having to eat every meal at a restaurant (after 3 weeks out & about a home-cooked meal is pure luxury) or being able to wash a load of laundry mid-way through the trip.
After a bit of research I stumbled upon Byron Bay Luxury Homes and instantly fell in love with just about every single home on the site. We ended up choosing the Adrift with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a pool, outdoor dining area and direct access to Tallows beach. Not to mention a huge kitchen!
Even though the Adrift was spacious and big enough to accommodate up to 6 people, it felt so cozy and like the perfect little beach cottage. Byron lifestyle at its best! By the end of the 3 nights we all agreed that we were definitely NOT ready to leave!
What to do in Byron Bay?
- Breakfast! my favorite spots were Combi and Bay Leaf Café
- Wategos Beach – you could even grad dinner & drinks at Rae’s on Wategos afterwards or start your day there with brunch.
- Byron Bay Lighthouse: parking up to is 8$, so if you want to save the money simply walk up from Wategos Beach
- Shopping: Brick Layne or MARR-KETT
- 10k run on the beach: Tallows beach is endless. Literally. The perfect place for an evening run.
- Lunch at Halcyon House + afternoon at Cabarita Beach: just 25 minutes North of Byron you’ll find Cabarita Beach. With barely anybody out on the beach, we had a beautiful morning here before heading to lunch at Paper Daisy of Halcyon House (which was on my personal bucket list for ages!).
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