Clarke’s is the main beach in Byron Bay. It stretches all the way down through the whole cove, and it’s a popular hangout for locals and tourists alike.
The beach is very long, and very wide, but pretty flat and even, so it’s basically the perfect running beach. We stayed at the Aquarius Backpackers in Byron for a couple of weeks, and I went for a run on the beach nearly every morning.
It’s also a popular beach for surfers and swimmers. Unfortunately, while we were there a man was bit by a great white shark and died from his injuries. It is pretty unusual in Byron, but I was terrified to go into the water after that, even after it had been confirmed that the shark was no longer in the area.
At the very end of the beach is a rocky outcropping, and a little lookout platform where you can watch the surfers or checkout what is happening in the next bay over at Watego’s Beach.
It was a little bit cloudy the day I brought my camera along to take these pictures, but most of the time we were there it was sunny and gorgeous. We had picnics for at least one of our meals, sprawled out on Clarke’s Beach, nearly every single day we were there.