Family holiday by the beach at Byron Bay

Byron Bay is an iconic, MUST DO family holiday in Australia, famous in my family for the peace loving hippies who wander around town, the lighthouse, the markets, perfect beaches, and topless sunbathers. Yep, that was quite the experience and the one thing my kids talk about the most.

We LOVE the good vibes bouncing around Byron Bay, they definitely rub off on my tribe, leaving us feeling relaxed and reconnected.

Add Byron Bay to your “Places I’ve Gotta Take My Family” list and get there as soon as you can.

There is sooo much for families to do and these are my Top 5 FREE things to do with kids at Byron Bay.

#1 – Visit the lighthouse


The Stunning Lighthouse at Byron Bay

No “Byron Bay Holiday Album” would be complete without a photo at the Cape Byron Bay Lighthouse.

Built in 1901 the lighthouse is perched on the headland overlooking Main Beach, it’s the eastern-most point in Australia and the view up and down the coast from the lighthouse is truly MAGNIFICANT.

#2 – Swim at Main Beach


Main Beach Byron Bay is the Bondi of the North!

Tourists travel from across the globe to bake their beautiful bodies and on the golden sand and swim in the clear blue ocean and who would blame them, this beach is gorgeous.

If there is ever a beach where you can just leave all your inhibitions behind and flaunt what you’ve got, Main Beach Byron Bay is it.

And if like me, the safety of your family is your highest priority, then you’ll be happy to know Main Beach is patrolled by lifesavers, 7 days a week.

#3 – Explore the markets


Spread out over several acres of the Butler Street Reserve in Byron Bay you will find the region’s WORLD FAMOUS MARKETS.

The markets are a kaleidoscope of interesting locally created wares, locally grown produce and inspiring art.

Ok, so I’m going to be honest here…. A visit to the markets for me, is never FREE.

I LOVE sampling tasty treats from the region and I can never resist picking up a little hand made keepsake to remind me of my holiday.

#4 – Discover new music


Discover New Music at Byron Bay. We LOVE live music and in Byron Bay we are spoilt for choices.

There’s live music everywhere and it’s all FREE!

  • Kick ass bands in the pubs
  • Acoustic Duo’s in cafe’s
  • Buskers on the street corners
  • Indigenous artists performing in the park
  • Indie artists at the markets
  • We leave town with a hand full of new CD’s to listen to on the way home, every time we visit.

#5 – Sunset on the esplanade

Sand art at sunset at Main Beach, Byron Bay

Sand art at sunset at Main Beach, Byron Bay

As the sun goes down over Byron Bay, head to the esplanade at Main Beach to see sand artists creating masterpieces on the empty beach, fire twirlers lighting up the park and free spirited travellers, performing exotic dances to the beat of tribal drums.

Yes, there are some strange people and sights to see at sunset, but the vibe is cool and the streets are safe and my family LOVE people watching at this time of day.

So there it is, my Top 5 FREE things to do with kids in Byron Bay.

See…the best things in life really do come for FREE!