There’s much to do and see in Byron Bay, Australia. Travelers will find this city by the bay a great place for spending a day. In reality, it takes longer than a day to see all there is to see in Byron Bay, but this guide will hit some of the high points.
Enjoy a sunset at the Byron Bay lighthouse. This is the perfect view for travelers and completely worth waking up early to see it. Locals and visitors love visiting the lighthouse to view the ocean. Make sure to take photos.
Begin the day with a hearty breakfast. A popular restaurant for breakfast is the uber casual Folk Byron Bay. The restaurant has more than 200 positive ratings and almost every one of them is a satisfied customer raving about the quality of the food. All products are made in house and they use local sources to create the dishes on the plant-based menu. It’s budget friendly and should not cost more than $15 for a full meal.
There’s nothing better to do in Byron Bay than enjoy the ocean. Go surfing at The Pass and enjoy the waves. All of Byron’s beaches are nicknamed “The Pass.” Travelers can bring their boards and find plenty of space to surf without bumping into others.
For lunch, support the local community by choosing to dine at Mana Haven Cafe Restaurant. The café is a run by a church and produces vegetarian meals made from local produce. The restaurant has almost a 5-star rating from more than 100 reviews on Google. Not only is the food fantastic, the staff is great as well.
Enjoy a late dinner at Il Buco Cafe & Pizzeria. They sell gourmet pizza in a calming atmosphere. They use local ingredients and have many variations on pizza. After finishing a pie, order the homemade dessert as well.
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