Summer may be over, but winter can be the best time for hitting the beach in Byron Bay. Clear blue skies, daytime temperatures of 20 degrees – and no crowds! No wonder the locals love Byron Bay most between May and October. Here are a few secrets why.
1. Surf Lessons For only $65
You get a four hour lesson that will guarantee you the time of your life! The awesome crew at Mojo Surf will have you standing on a board, feeling like a professional surfer, and they'll make sure you feel confident and comfortable in the water!!!
2. Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
How about an amazing Scuba dive and Snorkel trip at the beautiful Julian Rocks? One of the most beautiful dive sites in Byron Bay, you'll see amazing underwater life creatures, Gray Nurse Sharks, Wobbegongs, Turtles, Dolphins, and much much more! Byron Bay Dive Centre offer top of the range dive and snorkel equipment, with fully experienced guides to ensure you get the most out of your trip!
3. Kayaking & Snorkeling
Spend time in Byron Bay Cove with Go Sea Kayak Tours. This amazing tour takes you kayaking through the bay, getting up and close with dolphins, turtles, and if you're lucky (which most people are) a chance to see whales too!!! At the moment its peak season, as it is the southern and northern migration for the whales, so the Bay is filled with these amazing creatures. Get a chance to see the breaching of the whales, and feel the vibrations of their sounds through your kayaks! Also, the lovely crew at Go SeaKayak offer another trip free, if you don't see any dolphins or turtles on your first trip./p>
4. Cape Byron Lighthouse
The must-do activity for every visitor to Byron Bay is to visit the lighthouse. We highly recommend you walk up, as it is an easy walk to the top (well alright, other than the last 10 minutes and many, many steps!). This is also the best photo opportunity to capture great coastline north and south, dolphins, surfers, turtles and maybe even whales in winter! The walk that starts from Byron centre, is probably one of the best beach walks in the world. You don’t even need to get wet to enjoy this amazing beach experience.
Last but not least, see Byron at its Best at 14,000ft. Skydive over the bay, giving you the best sites of the east coast, Julian Rocks, Cape Byron Lighthouse, Mt. Warning and the beautiful scenery that is Byron Bay. Skydive Australia guarantee you the best safety and security, with fully trained and qualified instructors, and the most fun you will ever have free falling out of a plane!
So these are a few things you can to enjoy the beach in Byron Bay, get up to any one of the above activities or just chill out on the beach and watch everyone else take part. It's up to you!