Suffolk Park is a vibrant and thriving suburb with plenty to offer as a school holiday destination. The suburb is home to 3750 locals and has become famous due to its proximity to the popular holiday spot, Byron Bay. Suffolk Park is an ideal destination for families as it offers visitors convenient access to Byron Bay, Tallow Beach and Taylors Lake while still retaining the peaceful atmosphere of a quiet coastal town. Visitors can stay in modern accommodation for an enjoyable break.
Suffolk Park is situated in the Shire of Byron in the Northern Rivers Region in Northern NSW. Suffolk Park is located just 5km or a 10-minute drive from Byron Bay. Geographically, the suburb locality reaches Byron Bay and Broken Head to the north, Byron Hills and Baywood Chase to the west, Broken Head to the south and it’s also bordered by Tallow Beach and the Pacific Ocean to the east. Suffolk Park has a shopping centre, post office, pub, bottle shop, newsagent, pharmacy, bakery and doctor.
Suffolk Park is bordered by the popular and picturesque Tallow Beach, stretching from the Cape Byron State Conservation Area to Broken Head Nature Reserve. The scenic beach offers a range of attractions to be enjoyed from its gorgeous white sand and cool waters.
Keen whale watchers can observe the migration of whales from the Barrier Reef to Antarctica through their favourite pair of binoculars. Bird-watching enthusiasts will have the chance to observe ospreys and white-bellied sea eagles soaring above the shimmering waves or taking shelter among the lush vegetation behind the beach and sand dunes. Patient enthusiasts can also keep an eye out for pied oystercatchers trawling the beach for pippis.
Although Tallow Beach is unpatrolled, it is a very popular swimming and surfing spot. Swimmers should be aware that Tallow Beach can be quite busy, so get there early to secure your space in the perfect sands. The lack of lifeguards also means that swimmers should be on the lookout for any rips, which are known to occur at the beach.
Taylors Lake / Ti Tree Lake
Taylors Lake, better known by its Aboriginal name Ti Tree Lake, is a nature conservation area immediately south of Suffolk Park. Suffolk Park offers a range of walks from the main residential area to Ti Tree Lake. Visitors can enjoy the lush scenery and watch waterbirds on their walk around the preserve, or even cycle the many tracks. Similarly, swimmers are free to bathe in the calm waters of Ti Tree Lake.
Walking and cycling
Suffolk Park is a notably flat topographical area, making it ideal for cycling and walks. There is an easy-to-navigate network of walking and cycling paths beginning in Suffolk Park and stretching south through Ti Tree Lake and north to Byron Bay. On the way to Byron Bay, walkers can make their way through Suffolk Park, past the high school into Byron in about 25 minutes. Alternatively, walkers looking for a coastal stroll can walk along the beach and through the national park to Lighthouse Road.
For more information on things to do in Suffolk Park, contact The Suffolk Park Hotel today.