3 Byron Bay Beach Essentials – made with LOVE from Byron Bay locals!

3 Byron Bay Beach Essentials – made with LOVE from Byron Bay locals!

Blue skies, sunshine, stunning beaches, aqua water…what more are you waiting for?!

Whether you are a holidaymaker or lucky enough to live here; Byron4Kids has got the low down on the 3 beach essentials for families this summer!

  1. Ready?

Got that sunscreen on or are the kids screwing up their eyes, twisting away and grimacing at the thought…? Like my 4 year old son does… or rather did until we discovered locally based Green Foot Mama Organic Sun.

Now, I kid you not – my son ASKS me to rub it on his face, especially his eyes and lips! I was as astounded and delighted as I’m sure you will be with this product.

After becoming monumentally frustrated with the number of products that marketed themselves as ‘pure’ and ‘natural’ that were either ineffective, or were deceptively filled with toxic fillers, plastic microbeads and other synthetics, Olivia Gynell the founder and creator of this ‘magic sunscreen’ as we like to call it has created targeted lifestyle products that are nurturing, mindful, responsible AND that really deliver.

Shop online at greenfootmama.com or if you are here;  visit one of the following local stockists:

The Farm Byron Bay – 11 Ewingsdale Rd, Ewingsdale | The Byron at Byron Resort and Day Spa – 77-97 Broken Head Rd, Byron Bay, Seed & Husk – Shop 6/68 Ballina St, Lennox Head NSW | Sunshine Trader – Shop 1/16 The Terrace, Brunswick Heads | Discover Chiropractic – 3/142 Bangalow Road, Byron Bay and 66 Moon St, Ballina| Driftlab – 40 Jonson St, Byron Bay NSW and 16 Old Pacific Hwy, Newrybar

Green Foot Mama - Organic Sun

  1. Steady?

So, you and the kids are happily sunscreened up, trying not to lick all the ‘edible’ Organic Sun cream from your lips it’s so delicious and you are off to the beach.

You  might know just which beach you want to head for or you may decide you want to try a different one.

From Broken Head to  Brunswick Heads; Byron Shire boasts some of the most beautiful beaches along NSW Far North Coast each with its own particular merits; be it surfing, sheltered or secluded  but all of them offering pristine and, importantly for families, patrolled sections of beach to maximise the safety of beach goers over the holiday period.

If you want to find out more about our beaches including nearby amenities, playgrounds, stroller friendly pathways, which are the dog friendly beaches or if you can grab a snack close by,  visit Byron4Kids Beaches Guide –  a whole section dedicated to beaches in Byron Bay and surrounding areas.

Now, I’ve no doubt you’ll have seen quite a few of these on our beaches so far this summer and perhaps you’ve even gone over to someone to ask where they got it from as the latest design (originally hand painted for a beautiful & unique motif) has really caught your eye… like it has mine!

byron bay beach life beach shade

To ensure your day at the beach is a relaxing one,  Byron Bay Beach Life has designed a practical and cool – in both senses of the word – Beach Shade.  Created out of appreciating and loving everything summer, their products are designed locally with the Aussie summers in mind and inspired by our distinct and unique Byron Bay lifestyle.

The Beach Shade won’t block your view or breeze while providing excellent UV protection for the whole family.

Easily assembled by one person in minutes with multiple set up positions available for high or low sun.  I can confirm easy set-up and I can also confirm that I did watch the ‘how to’ video on their website which offers handy tips… and I will confirm my husband and I will be doing timed races to see who’s quickest… he hasn’t watched the video… do I have an unfair advantage? Stay tuned!!

Shop online at byronbaybeachlife.com.au or if you are here; visit one of the following local stockists:

Barefoot Blvd : 13 Lawson Street, Byron Bay | The Farm : 11 Ewingsdale Road, Ewingsdale | Emery  : 5/19 Tasman Way (next to BP) Byron Bay | Polish Bangalow : 16 Station Street Bangalow


  1. Go!

Perhaps one of the most innovative sun protection designs has to go to Byron Rashie!

Are you looking for quality, comprehensive sun protection for you and your little one? Introducing the Extreme Hoodie for kids with a peak at the front for extra coverage. Never lose your child’s hat again!! Made with the highest quality SPF 50+ swimwear fabric;  Leah Wright – brainchild and owner of Byron Rashie said it “came about because we wanted to stay in the sun longer, but we couldn’t find a rashie with a hood… a hood, which not only looks great but actually has a practical application. It can be pulled forward giving all over protection from the sun and wind with a peak at the front for extra coverage or can be flicked off so you have no hood at all.”

Not just for kids. Byron Rashie was originally developed with adults in mind and they have a fantastic range of adult rashies too!

… where there’s sun and water the Byron Rashie is gold.


Based in Byron Shire, local delivery to Byron Bay is easily arranged. Get in touch online before you buy for further details. Alternatively, use the normal ordering method and your delivery will come to your door via Australia Post.

Shop online at byronrashie.com.au


Whatever you decide to do; we hope you make the most of our beautiful beaches and we look forward to enjoying some fun in the sun with you!


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