Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Australians refer to Byron Bay as the “hippie” town.  It is a small coastal town with lots of cafes, surf shops, and a handful of oceanfront hotels.  The main beach has a variety of surf breaks.  Our apartment was located right in front of the Wreck because the remains of an old ship wreck can be seen above water where the waves break.    At the south end of the beach is the Pass, where the waves wrap around the point to form multiple right hand breaks all the way to the shore.  There is a lovely coastal walkway that is great for running and follows the shoreline south from the Wreck all the way to the lighthouse. Just south of the light house is Lennox head, another beautiful surf break.  Willie says it was the best surf he had in all of Australia.

The Wreck surf break.  The black thing that looks like a dragon head is the remains of an old ship wreck.

The beach at Wreck’s in from of our apartment.

The light house at Byron Bay.