Last week we were lucky enough to explore the beautiful Byron Bay! And boy was it beautiful! Evachill is based in Sydney so we already lead a fairly relaxed lifestyle but Byron Bay was even more chilled out.
We posted on our social media accounts all of the wonderful things that we did and the gorgeous views that we experienced. In case you missed it you can catch up on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. But we thought we’d go into a little more detail here on our blog so here are our Byron Bay diaries!
The Byron Bay beaches
We absolutely love beaches! We’re so spoilt for choice in Sydney because there are so many beautiful beaches all over the city that we can quite easily visit a new one every day and not run out of options.
In Byron it’s slightly different as there are 2 long strips of sand that are made up of several different beaches. Some beaches were quieter than others and some had stronger waves. But all of the beaches had super soft sand and beautiful clear water.
One of the most memorable experiences in Byron was watching the sunrise on Belongil beach. We got up super early one morning and walked down which we’d definitely recommended! It’s absolutely beautiful and the sea was warm enough to paddle in. The beach was fairly quiet with just surfers catching the morning waves and some people exercising enjoying an early-morning run.
After watching the sunrise we also watched the sunset just outside the Byron Bay Surf Club which was a great spot and a great experience. It’s easy to go from watching the sunset to starting your night at a nearby bar or restaurant on the strip.
Belongil beach is also dog-friendly! We saw a lot of dogs running along the beach, having a paddle and playing with other dogs they’d met on their walk.
We’re not surfers but we know that Byron Bay is one of the most iconic places in the world to surf. There were surfers everywhere and the waves were noticeably “surfy” so we imagine there were loads of great surfing spots!
Byron Bay walking trails
We love going on a good little trek. Of course, it makes it easier when we take along one of our Evachill bottles to stay hydrated! Refreshingly old water during a walk is just what you need to keep you going.
We went on a trek to the Byron Bay lighthouse which was gorgeous. It’s a circular route and there are loads of people doing it so it’s hard to miss the right paths. There were plenty of benches and water taps dotted around too and the views were simply stunning!
Another Byron Bay walking trek we embarked on was from the centre of town through the National Park and ending at Tallow beach. The walk itself is fairly easy and there aren’t any noticeably steep hills. We ended up embarking and then a thunder storm hit mid way through the walk so Tallow beach was completely empty by the time we arrived! The waves were huge and the sand was super soft. Had it been better weather this beach would have been very tranquil and peaceful to relax on.
Byron Bay bars
It’s no secret that we love wine, cocktails and pretty much any kind of alcohol at Evachill HQ! So, of course, we were keen to check out what Byron Bay had to offer in terms of bars. There are some really nice places for cocktails on the main strip in town.
We tried a Ruby Rouge cocktail jug at The Balcony. It was nice and certainly very alcoholic but perhaps a little more grapefruit than we were expecting! We went at around 4pm and all the tables were booked out from 5.30pm onwards so we recommend making a booking if you want to go later and for food!
Another gorgeous cocktail was a mojito at Main Street Burger Bar. It was fresh and tasted delicious! Their pulled pork salad was absolutely delicious too. Definitely a good stop if you want tasty food and good cocktails.
The Treehouse on Belongil was one of our favourites. It’s located at the quieter end of Belongil beech but it’s worth the walk. The food, drinks and vibe was spot on! We enjoyed their chili margarita and espresso martini cocktails.
Of course, there are also various bars to visit for happy hour and we saw wine vary from $5 to $8 from anywhere between 4pm to 7pm depending on the venue. There are also plenty of bottle shops dotted around the main strip to pick up any bottles of wine too!
Byron Cove Beach House
Our Byron Bay accommodation for the week was the Byron Cove Beach House and it was lovely! The room was spacious and clean and our host Olivia was really welcoming. The pictures on their website are very accurate so there weren’t any surprises. We also got a delicious daily breakfast with fresh fruits, pastries and coffee.
One of the best things about this accommodation was how close it was to the beach. It’s literally maybe a minute walk away which was great when we got up early to watch the sunrise.
It’s also at the quieter end of the town but it’s only about a 10-minute walk to the central strip with all the shops and bars. This is quite a good compromise because the beach is fairly deserted near the quieter end so it’s very peaceful and picturesque.
The Byron Bay weather
Unfortunately for us it was only sunny for our first afternoon and the morning we left! The rest of the days it was mostly cloudy with rain showers. After speaking to some locals they admitted Byron has a tendency to get quite windy on afternoons and we definitely experienced that.
The rain didn’t dampen our spirits though as there’s still plenty to do and bars to visit to shelter from the weather. It also wasn’t particularly cold so you can still sit on the beach and the breeze is quite welcome!
Our Byron Bay holiday essential
We have to say that without a doubt our Evachill bottle was awesome and definitely a holiday essential! We can’t stress enough just how useful it is! There are plenty of water taps to fill up your bottle in Byron and it’s so much better for the environment drinking from a reusable water bottle than a single-use plastic one.
Our Evachill bottles are also so much more durable than plastic as they’re made from premium 18/8 double-walled stainless steel. This is great when going on treks or putting in your bag as you don’t have to worry about leaks or destroying it should you drop it.
We also enjoyed cold wine at our hotel straight from our Evachill bottle. This meant relaxing on the porch without having to continuously go back to the fridge for a refill of cold wine. Each glass of wine we poured was just as cold as the last!
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