Cosy Corner, Tallow Beach - Byron Bay


  • Secluded beach away from the crowds
  • Great spot when the northerlies blow
  • Popular beach break with local surfers
  • Stunning views to Broken Head


General Information

Cosy Corner is well named because it nestles under the south side of Cape Byron and is protected accordingly from the summer northerlies.

If you look up from the beach you’ll see hang-gliders swooping down from their overhead launching pad. The view to your right extends all the way down the wide sandy beach to Broken Head Beach and Nature Reserve. In summer Cosy Corner is patrolled at the dates and times specified in the lifeguard services guide.

Cosy Corner is part of  the Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Because this side of the headland is less protected than the bay, the beaches are windier, and that usually results in bigger waves. The beach break at Cosy Corner is consequently popular with local surfers. Newcomers, however, need to be wary of the fast flowing current beside the rocks.

Access is via Tallow Beach Road. There’s an amenities block and a car park where you’ll be charged hourly $4 parking fees unless you have the appropriate Single Parks Pass or Country New South Wales Parks Pass which can be obtained online or in person at their local office on Tallow Beach Road.  Please note: as of 1 December 2015 Byron Shire Residents Parking Exemption no longer applies to these areas.

Cosy Corner is a nice spot to head to when the northerlies are blowing but don’t forget to bring your own refreshments as although there is a water bubbler near the amenities block, there are no shops or kiosks nearby.