Suffolk Park, NSW
Nestled between the stunning Tallow Beach and Broken Head in New South Wales, Australia, is the vibrant community of Suffolk Park. Just a 5 km drive or cycle south from the heart of Byron Bay, Suffolk Park offers a quiet and peaceful alternative to the bustling and touristy vibe of the main town.
Tallow Beach, when seen from Cape Byron, is probably one of the most photographed beaches in Australia – it’s definitely an iconic beach.
Suffolk Park is adjacent to Tallow Beach, a 6.5 km stretch of stunning surf beach that is protected from development by building restrictions. This has helped to maintain the natural beauty of the area and make it popular with professionals, artists, and writers who enjoy the advantages of the beach without the traffic and tourism of the main town of Byron.
Suffolk Park doesn’t have any beachfront shops or kiosks but the area is well-serviced with a small but well-stocked shopping center and a local hotel just a short stroll up Clifford Street, providing all the necessary amenities and refreshments for residents and visitors.
A local bus service supplements the popularity of bikes for local transport. The Byron Hills and Bayside housing estates provide the bulk of family housing, while the beachside area also offers holiday accommodation.
Things to do at Suffolk Park
Tallow Beach is a popular spot for surfers, with its endless white sand and blue waves stretching between the two headlands. The beach is well exposed, resulting in a higher energy double bar system with persistent rips spaced approximately every 250 metres, cutting across the inner attached bar. Bathing is safe at the three patrolled areas at Tallows, Suffolk Park, and Broken Head.
Surfing enthusiasts can enjoy beach breaks, which work best in offshore winds. Broken Head in the south can produce a barrelling right-hander when the bars are right and is always worth a look when the swell is running. The slightly sheltered Broken Head usually has the lower waves, but even here, pulses of sand moving slowly around Broken Head produce a variable beach and surf zone that can, at times, result in a northerly skewed bar and trough.
Fishing is also a popular activity at Cosy Corner and Broken Head, where tailor, whiting, mulloway, bream, and dart are caught. Blackfish and drummer are also caught at Broken Head.
Where to eat?
Suffolk Park has a fantastic food scene, offering visitors a wide range of cuisines and dining options. Here are just a few of the best places to eat in the area:
Suffolk Bakery: Famous for its delicious baked goods and excellent coffee, Suffolk Bakery is the perfect place to grab a quick breakfast or lunch. From freshly made croissants to savory pies and quiches, this bakery has something for everyone.
Jimmys Coffee: This cozy cafe serves up some of the best coffee in Suffolk Park, along with a range of tasty snacks and light meals. With friendly staff and a laid-back atmosphere, Jimmys is the perfect spot to relax and catch up with friends.
Pizza Paradiso: If you’re in the mood for pizza, look no further than Pizza Paradiso. This family-owned restaurant serves up some of the best wood-fired pizza in the area, along with a great selection of pasta dishes and salads.
The Park Restaurant: Located at the front of the popular holiday park, The Park Restaurant offers a relaxed and casual dining experience with a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The menu changes regularly, but you can expect to find a range of tasty dishes that showcase the best of the region.
Ms Ho Vietnamese Eatery & Bar: For something a little different, head to Ms Ho Vietnamese Eatery & Bar. This popular restaurant serves up authentic Vietnamese cuisine with a modern twist, along with a great selection of cocktails and other drinks.
Yellow Flower Indian Diner: This vibrant and colorful restaurant serves up some of the best Indian food in Suffolk Park. With a range of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available, there’s something for everyone on the menu.
Suffolk Park Fish and Chips: If you’re craving some classic fish and chips, you can’t go wrong with this local favorite. The fish is always fresh and perfectly cooked, and the chips are crispy and delicious.
Nearest Airport: Ballina
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- Caravan and Camping
- Nature based
- Mountain Biking
- Bird Watching
- Bush Walking
- Fishing - Beach
About Suffolk Park
- Locality: Suburb
- Suffolk Park Postcode: 2481
- State: New South Wales
- Region: North Coast NSW
- Latitude: -28.68984
- Longitude: 153.61016
- Elevation: 10m
- Population: 3750
- Median Income: $36712
- Area (Sq/km): 4.224
- Timezone: Australia/Sydney
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