Byron Bay’s surfy, free spirited culture and everybody-love-everybody vibe ensures that holidaymakers will feel right at home. Pristine views of Cape Byron will have any bystander stopping in their tracks for a glimpse. If you’re up for a bit of exercise, the Cape Byron Lighthouse will reward you with views of the headland as far as the eye can see. But if you’re looking to enjoy the sights from the comfort of a sit down meal, like a good set of waves, they aren’t always easy to catch. Here are five places in Byron Bay that can guarantee a view and a satisfied stomach.
Soul Bowl is perfect for those fast-paced individuals looking for a quality meal to take down to the beach or fill-up on before that brutal walk up to the lighthouse. If you want something cheap fast and filling but are sick of always choosing the fatty fried options, these superfood experts specialise in quick feeds that are both healthy and filling. They offer a range of delicious organic and raw foods, but their versatile spud and salad selection seems to go down the best. They also offer eat-in options for those who don’t want to waste Soul Bowl’s beachside location and friendly atmosphere.
Where: 2/14 Bay Street, Byron Bay NSW 2481 Australia
Cape Byron Lighthouse Café
Okay, so you’ve just made that epic journey up the Cape Byron lighthouse and spent the last hour soaking up views from the most eastern point of Australia. You’re hungry, thirsty and your legs need some much needed rest, but you can’t bring yourself to give up these once in a lifetime views. The Cape Byron Lighthouse Café is perfect for you. While they have recently stopped selling hot food, they still offer their famous ‘in the pink’ gelato that can help cool your body down. Even if it’s a delicious coffee you decide to indulge in, The Cape Byron Lighthouse Café will guarantee your taste buds are satisfied while you enjoy a great view.
Where: Cape Byron Walking Track Lighthouse Road, Byron Bay NSW 2481
The Beach Hotel, or ‘Top Pub’ as locals refer to it, is somewhat of a Byron Bay landmark. It has a reputation as a great place to start your night, listening to live music while smashing through cheap beer after cheap beer. But the Beach Kitchen (located at the back of the Beach Hotel), often flies under the radar as a great place to eat while you watch the waves roll in. Whether you’re sitting in the beer garden enjoying a range of local cheeses or a wine with your friends over a fresh Caesar Salad, there are three things you can be sure of – reasonable prices, good food and a view of the beach. If you pick the right night you can also be treated to some of the best Byron Bay musical talent on offer.
Where: Bay Street Byron Bay NSW 2481
Fishheads Byron Bay
For those who appreciate a finer dining experience, Fishheads Byron Bay has some of the freshest seafood available on the entire far-north-eastern corner of New South Wales. Breakfast, lunch or dinner it doesn’t matter. Fishheads will ensure you a first-class seafood experience. With such a great menu on offer, the fact that you’re basically sitting on the beach comes as somewhat of an added bonus. The mixed grill is always a popular favourite allowing the seafood connoisseur to get their fix of morteon bay bugs, king prawns, marinated calamari and seared salmon. Come for the food and stay for the view at Fish Heads Byron Bay.
Where: 1 Jonson Street Byron Bay NSW 2481