For the best beach views in town, Byron Beach Café, which took out the best-restaurant gong at this year’s Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, is the place to be. In the mornings, it’s café-casual (it’s perfectly fine to turn up in your shorts or running gear) but don’t let that or the beachy location fool you; this is fine dining at its best. Remember to bring your sunglasses to stave off the glare of the Pacific Ocean as you gaze out at The Pass and Julian Rocks. At night, you can improve your chances of scoring a beachfront table (which can’t be booked) by dining early or as a couple (it’s an ideal date-night destination).

Byron Beach Cafe | Clarkes Beach, Lawson Street, Byron Bay | +61 2 6685 8400

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