It is a short drive or 25-minute bike ride to Byron Bay and is an excellent option for families, couples, and singles who want to be close to the famed tourist town yet far enough away to enjoy some additional quiet and private, especially during the busy summer months.
Suffolk Park is known and adored for its feeling of community and has its own little shopping centre with a supermarket, restaurants, bar, medical clinics, bakery, pharmacy, post office, and retail store. On Coogera Circuit, a purpose-built, integrated childcare centre provides a loving environment for local pre-school children.
The skate park, playgrounds, and cycling lanes are popular with children, while Tallow Beach, which spans from Cosy Corner at the Cape to Broken Head in the south, is popular with local surfers, beach lovers, hikers, and bird watchers. There’s also a gorgeous length of beach just for dog owners.
Suffolk Park, which includes the mini-townships of ‘beachside Suffolk’ and ‘Byron Hills,’ offers a wide range of housing options, from inexpensive townhomes backing onto the escarpment and tiny lakeside homes to luxurious beachfront abodes.
Suffolk Park residents are known for being environmentally and socially conscious, and visitors are expected to respect everyone’s right to privacy.
Things to do in
Broken Head Nature Reserve
Broken Head Nature Reserve, 98 ha in size, encompasses superb headlands with steep rainforest clad slopes, sweeping down to secluded beaches.
The reserve was dedicated to ensure the preservation of an unusual occurrence of coastal subtropical rainforest called littoral rainforest. The prominent headlands have provided protection and the forest has devised growth methods to deal with exposed conditions and salt laden winds.
Originally the country between Byron Bay and Lismore contained the largest area of tall subtropical rainforest in Australia, known simply as the ‘Big Scrub’. This 75,000 ha forest was almost totally destroyed for agriculture in the latter part of the 19th century. Today only isolated remnants totalling less than 300 ha remain – some 0.4% of the original area.
Suffolk Park Pump Track
Suffolk Park pump track is located in the north-west corner of Linda Vidler Park in Suffolk Park.
A pump track is an asphalt circuit with rollers, banked curves, and amenities for bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and even wheelchairs. Instead of pedalling, riders generate motion by pumping their arms up and down.
The pump track is appropriate for people of all ages and experience levels. If you’re travelling with kids and have access to bike hire, do yourself a favour and hire one and get on this epic pump track.
Ti Tree Lake Aboriginal Area
Ti Tree Lake Aboriginal Area is 10.5 hectares in size and is located on the New South Wales Far North Coast, 6 kilometres south of Byron Bay. It is located in the traditional territory of the Bundjalung (Arakwal) people of Byron Bay.
The park is a spiritual and culturally significant location that is jointly administered by the NPWS and the Arakwal. The park has no tourist amenities and only restricted public access.
This is one of Australia’s most photographed beaches, as seen from Cape Byron. Tallow Beach stretches 6.5 kilometres south of the Cape from Cosy Corner to Broken Head. This vast, long, open, and exposed beach, which is sometimes windier than the bay, creates stronger surf with persistent breaks, some left-hand and others right-hand.
However, because there are so many severe rips along this beach, you and your children should only swim in one of the three monitored areas: Cosy Corner, Suffolk Park, or Broken Head.
During the summer, this stretch of Tallow Beach is patrolled at the dates and hours listed in the lifeguard services handbook in front of the Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park, which is located at the intersection of Clifford Street and Alcorn Street.
This nearly deserted beach, surrounded by towering grassy sand dunes and Arakwal National Park, offers an unbroken and beautiful perspective whatever direction you turn, whether towards the lighthouse on your left or the point of Broken Head on your right. It’s perfect for beach strolling because it’s wide and level. The area between Jarman Street and the Arakwal National Park border is dog-friendly.
Pizza Paradiso Restaurant & Bar
Look over the Italian cuisine. It’s a pleasure to get great spaghetti carbonara, pizza salads, and gluten-free pizza here. Takeout is available at this pizza. The delicious wine complements the delicious food.
Pizza Paradiso has a nice environment. Google rates it 4.4, so you may choose to spend your time here.
CHUPACABRA serves colourful, light, and nutritious cuisine that capture the real flavour of coastal Mexico. With the help of a comparable environment to the Yucatan, Chupa utilises the region’s remarkable product to show people of the Northern Rivers an unseen side of Mexico.
Yellow Flower Indian Diner
For almost 20 years, Yellow Flower has been a family-owned business. Their mission is to serve tasty, healthy, and cheap meals in a cheerful and inviting environment. For many years, The Yellow Flower has been a social centre of the Suffolk Park neighbourhood, offering a distinctive eating experience to both locals and visitors.
They’re famous for our “Cheap Tuesday,” when you can have curries for a low price, but you’d better arrive early because the queue typically extends down the street.
The Park Hotel Motel
The Suffolk Park Hotel is regarded throughout Byron Bay as “the spot where locals prefer to gather,” and it is the ideal place to unwind with friends and family. This family-run hotel, located just 5 kilometres south of Byron Bay, welcomes tourists from all around Australia and beyond.
Great coffee in a relaxed setting. Nice people running the show who are really happy and welcoming.
Suffolk Bakery is the outcome of combining a love for baking with the know-how to establish a successful business. Sean and Jane Crilley, husband and wife combination, operate Suffolk Bakery.
The Crilleys have a long history of operating profitable companies, including co-owning the Bruns Bakery in Brunswick Heads, approximately 20 minutes away. Jane, a certified pastry chef, may be seen baking at the shop and experimenting with new flavours. Although Sean has no desire to wear an apron, he is lovingly known as the ideas man, since he has huge dreams and is always ready for the next big adventure.
Local hangout cafe nestled between Byron bay and Suffolk park. Great food and coffee, pizza 3 night