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Torakina is a sheltered, picturesque beach in Brunswick Heads. The hidden paradise is tucked away a short 5-minute walk from Brunswick’s laid-back café culture and a 20-minute drive from Byron Bay.
Nestled between the two break walls at the mouth of the beautiful Brunswick River, the human-made beach is almost always crystal-clear and swell-free, providing perfect swimming conditions for all.
The small strip of sand on the shore of Torakina is ideal for sunbathing, picnicking, and building sandcastles. A few spots on the sand are shaded by the surrounding trees – some of which are excellent for climbing.
The grassy bushland around Torakina, known as Torakina Park, offers picnic tables, toilets, taps, showers, and barbecues.
- Picnic tables
- A maintained grassy area
- Car park
The Brunswick River
Torakina is accessed by crossing over the Brunswick River, an idyllic waterway the weaves 34 km through the Northern Rivers region. The Brunswick River can be explored by kayak or canoe, stand-up paddleboard, or by swimming. The grassy, shady banks dotted with tables and benches make wonderful picnic spots.
Cafes and restaurants
Brunswick Heads is home to a diverse and thriving collection of award-winning cafes and restaurants. Brunswick is home to some of the best coffee in the Byron Shire.
Along the shoreline of the river, you’ll find two, much-loved kids’ playgrounds.
Frequently Asked Questions or FAQ's
How far is Torakina Beach from Brunswick Heads?
Torakina is accessed by crossing the Brunswick River by bridge. It takes about five minutes to walk from Brunswick’s cafes and restaurants to Torakina.
How far is Torakina Beach from Byron Bay?
Torakina is about 20km from Byron Bay or a 22-minute drive via the M1.
Is there parking?
Yes. There is free parking.
Is Torakina Beach patrolled by lifesavers?
No. Torakina is a small, swell-free beach that is safe for all swimmers. Do be cautious when the tide is going out.
Is Torakina Beach good for surfing?
No. There is little to no swell.
Is Torakina good for children?
Yes. Torakina is a very small beach with minimal swell. Kids will also love the grassy expanse just behind the beach.
Are there public showers?
Are there public toilets?
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