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Clarkes Beach

Located between Main Beach and The Pass, Clarkes Beach is another popular spot for families and holiday makers. The location of a famous camping ground and café, this spot is patrolled during school holidays making it a safe place to take your children.

The small cluster of rocks close to the shore provides a good spot for snorkelling when the tide is low. With barbeque facilities, toilets, showers and paid parking, Clarkes is a great spot to spend a day and is only a short walk along the beachfront from the main town.

It is here on Main or Clarkes beach that you will, in the summer, find the famous Sandman, Steve Machell, sculpting gothic castles and weird creatures from nothing but sand and water.

The Pass

If, instead, you want to swim or surf at The Pass you need to be alert. Dozens of surfers jostle close to the rocks to catch of the famous waves on this point break and dive boats launch right through the middle of them, so keep your wits about you, watch out for surfboards and keep an ear out for the blast of an air horn.

Climb up to Fisherman’s Lookout for a view around to Wategos and to get a bird’s eye view of the skill of the surfers below. Parents often take children to frolic in the shallows here and a café up in the trees means you’ll stay well nourished. There are a couple of barbecues up under the trees near the showers.

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Clarkes Beach Accommodation

Clarkes Beach has a range of accommodation options to suit every budget. From bed and breakfast guesthouses to beach houses and  luxury apartments, Clarkes beach attracts travellers, surfers and families to spend their holidays in Byron Bay. Enter your check-in dates in the search box, select accommodation type, select Byron Bay in location and book the option that suits you using your credit card. If you want us to help you with suitable options, give us a call on 02 66808666. Our office is open 7 days a week.

Getting to Clarkes Beach & Around

Filling the space between Main Beach and The Pass, Clarkes Beach is north-facing and idyllic most of the year. Only when the northerlies blow does Clarkes become less than perfect. For Clarkes Beach, head north on Jonson Street towards Byron Bay. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Lawson Street and continue on Lighthouse Road until you reach Clarkes Beach on the lefthand side.

Things to Do & See in Clarkes Beach

The Bay here is ideal for windsurfing, body boarding and paragliding. In winter humpback whales have been known to frolic with their calves on their way back to the Antarctic.

At the end of Clarkes Beach is The Pass, famous amongst surfers. There’s a surfers’ lookout here from where you can see round to Watego’s and back across the Bay. You can take a surfing lesson or enjoy a surf tour. The Pass, on a good day, takes surfers on a 500m ride. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, you can surf here in almost any wind condition, and with the balmy weather and water temperature it’s a great place to surf all year round.

Clarkes Beach also has a North Coast Holiday Park for caravans where families and friends can enjoy an exceptional location, impeccably positioned for sun and surf holidays with an array of activities for guests of all ages with assorted budgets.

Places to Eat & Drink on Clarkes Beach

Perfectly positioned on absolute beach frontage, the Byron Beach Cafe deck restaurant offers outdoor dining with unsurpassed ocean and mountain views. O-Sushi is a great Japanese restaurant that serves a beautiful selection of high quality sushi and fusion food.