Nestled between Cosy Corner Trail (just south of the world famous Cape Byron Lighthouse) and the beautiful Broken Head is Byron Bay's Tallow Beach - a 6.5 km stretch of stunning surf beach. Tallow Beach is picture perfect, with endless white sand and blue waves for the adventurous surfers stretching 6.5km between the two headlands.
Suffolk Park sits adjacent to Tallow Beach, an easy 6km drive or cycle south from the heart of Byron Bay. It has a vibrant local community and a great range of shops servicing the area including a bakery, range of eateries, pub, and small grocery store - fantastic to restock on a holiday without venturing into a busy town.
A short 3 minute stroll will see you at Tallow Beach - with multiple access points all along Alcorn Street which runs parallel to the beach and links to a great cycle track into town. Alcorn Street also opens out onto the pet friendly section of Tallow Beach for those who bring their adored furry friends on vacation.
Behind the beach at the northern end, you will also find 1km of small lakes and wetlands which form Tallow Creek. To the south, visitors can walk towards The Arakwal National Park.
Tallow sits within the eastern section of the Arakwal National Park, a 183 hectare national park that is managed by both the local government body and the traditional custodians of the land, the local Arakwal people. Read more about Arakwal National Park here.
THINGS TO DO IN SUFFOLK PARK
Take a walk along the long stretch of the stunning Tallow coastline and walk your pooch in the dog friendly sections. Suffolk Park is generally more quiet than town so at times, visitors may feel like they have the whole beach to themselves. The sunsets are spectacular over Cape Byron - a great way to start the day for visitors who are early risers.
Tallow Beach is a popular exposed beach break offering consistently good swell and it is far less crowded than other beaches in town, with both left and right hand breaks. At the very northern end, Cosy Corner Trail offers a break protected from the northerlies, making it a popular spot for surfers and also tourists looking to escape the wind. To the south, Broken Head is a fantastic right hand point break with banks from the point and through into the bay breaking with the right swells.
Swimming is popular along Tallow Beach year round and is also patrolled in the summer months and peak seasons, making it safe for the family. Broken Head, a visually stunning and family friendly headland is only a few kilometers away and can be accessed by the adventurous through walking south along the beach, or a few minutes by car. There are many picnic-ready tables and grass areas for both kids and adults to enjoy. A short and beautiful walk around the headland to view the surf from above allows you to watch the Humpback whale migration past Byron Bay and also access Kings Beach to the south. Kings Beach is referred to as a nudist beach, so please be mindful!
Visit Tallow Beach in spring and winter to catch a glimpse of the Humpback whales on their annual migration between Antarctica and the Great Barrier Reef.