Byron Bay is a coastal gem that requires no introduction for those who have experienced its unique charm. With its laid-back beach vibe, breathtaking scenery, delicious cafes, and endless activities, Byron Bay is a destination that keeps you coming back for more.

Only an hour south of the Gold Coast and less than 2 hours drive from Brisbane, Byron Bay is super easy to get to and a popular weekend getaway spot for both locals and travellers coming from all over the world. Whether you're a seasoned surfer or a first-time visitor, a weekend stay in Byron Bay is the perfect opportunity to explore its hidden gems, chill out in its relaxed beach lifestyle, and soak up the sun.

With a huge variety of accommodation options in town, some seriously delicious eats, stunning coastal walks, and live music venues, Byron Bay is a town that truly has it all.

I've stayed in many different places around town over the years, but on my most recent visit to Byron Bay, I stumbled upon something truly special – a beachfront tiny home that offers an unparalleled location not found anywhere else in Byron.

With stunning views of Clarkes Beach, The Pass, and the Hinterland, this hidden gem provides a unique and unexpected holiday experience that exceeded my expectations and has quickly become one of my favorite places to stay in town.

Reasons to stay in a tiny home on your next getaway

Originally designed as a response to rising housing costs and environmental concerns, tiny homes have become a popular choice for travellers wanting a cozy and sustainable alternative to traditional holiday rentals.

If you're seeking a unique and affordable glamping experience, I recommend considering a stay in one of these cute little homes. This way, you get to enjoy all the modern comforts of a fully-equipped home while also having front-row access to some of the most breathtaking scenery Australia has to offer.

Clarkes Beach tiny home Byron Bay
Premium Tiny Home at Reflections Byron Bay
Byron Bay Beaches
View over Clarkes Beach Byron Bay

The tiny home location at Clarkes Beach

While many tiny homes have taken over the NSW and QLD hinterlands in recent years, with many popping up in stunning natural settings, beachfront options are harder to come by.

It might surprise you that Reflections Holiday Parks Byron Bay, a place known for its caravans and campers, has recently added two adorable tiny homes to its accommodation options, perfect for a romantic couples getaway.

Beachfront tiny home Reflections Byron Bay
Afternoon drinks on the sundeck

In addition to powered and unpowered sites and cabins, they also offer premium villas and a retro Airstream trailer. Talk about a glamping paradise!

The tiny home can be found just minutes away from the iconic Clarkes Beach and a quick 3-minute drive or 5-minute bike ride to the center of Byron Bay, striking the perfect balance between being close enough to the action and still offering a peaceful retreat by the ocean.

Plus, it's conveniently located near Wategos Beach and the Cape Byron walking track, which leads to the iconic Cape Byron Lighthouse.

Right beside Reflections, you'll find Beach Byron Bay, a waterfront restaurant with stunning views of Clarkes Beach. I made a Sunday lunch reservation, which was certainly worth it for both the views and the food, which is seafood focused and uses seasonal produce.

Additionally, there's a charming little kiosk right outside that serves coffee, croissants, and rolls during the day. It's also the closest spot to Reflections to grab a coffee in the morning.

Lunch at Beach Byron Bay
Beach Byron Bay Kiosk
Kiosk selling coffee & croissants at Beach Byron Bay

Review: Staying at the Premium Tiny Home with Ocean Views

From the moment I stepped into the tiny home, I was immediately captivated by the stunning, uninterrupted views of the ocean through the full-length window. Absolute bliss!

The standalone cabin is perfectly designed for two people, with a comfortable double bed and all necessary amenities conveniently packed into a compact space.

Despite its compact size, the bathroom in the tiny home was functional and modern, and I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the shower, which was larger than it appeared at first glance.

The kitchenette was well-equipped with a gas cooktop, fridge, kettle, and all necessary cutlery. While we didn't cook a big meal, it was perfect for preparing snacks and keeping drinks cool.

The cabin also features a TV and reverse cycle aircon, with the latter I can see being pretty useful during the hot summers or chilly winters.

Byron Bay tiny home with ocean views
The perfect spot for some reading
Tiny home stay Byron Bay
Large windows with lots of light & ocean breeze
Tiny house Byron Bay beach
What's better than breakfast in bed

Although we experienced a mixture of rainy and windy weather during our weekend stay, the angled windows in the cabin added to its cozy atmosphere, making it even more inviting.

The sundeck offers stunning ocean views, and the Beefeater BBQ outside adds an extra touch to the already ideal spot to relax and chill for sunset in the afternoon.

Situated at the far end of Reflections Byron Bay, the Premium Tiny Home with Ocean Views offers seclusion and privacy with minimal foot traffic passing by. Despite being in a holiday and caravan park with many other people, I was pleasantly surprised that we could barely hear our neighbours. The neighboring cabin also felt secluded enough, being nestled behind trees.

I was also happy to discover that Reflections Holiday Parks has taken significant steps towards reducing its environmental footprint by adopting environmentally sustainable design principles. Moreover, they are the first holiday park group in Australia to be certified as a social enterprise, setting an exemplary benchmark for sustainable travel.

Who's it for:

  • Romantic couples getaway
  • Surfers wanting to stay close to The Pass & Clarkes Beach
  • Anyone wanting a balance between action in town & nature

Best things to do in Byron Bay

One of the best things to do in Byron Bay is to visit the Cape Byron Lighthouse, which offers breathtaking panoramic views of the coastline and is a great spot to watch the sunrise or sunset.

Whether you're a beginner or a pro, surfing is a must when in Byron Bay. With its world-class surf breaks, taking a lesson is a popular choice for both novices and experienced surfers alike, with plenty of qualified instructors and surf schools in the area.

Alternatively, join a sea kayak tour where you'll spot dolphins or take up a yoga class at one of the many studios around town.

Byron Bay boasts several beautiful beaches, which are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and picnicking:

  • Clarkes Beach & The Pass near Reflections
  • Main Beach at the top of the main street
  • Wategos Beach, an iconic sheltered beach
  • Belongil Beach, on the other side of town
  • Tallow Beach, underneath the lighthouse
  • Tyagarah Beach, where you can ride horses along the beach

If you're looking for a day trip out of town, there are plenty of options in the hinterland, from visiting the vibrant markets of Bangalow to joining a meditation at Crystal Castle.

Or visit nearby Nightcap National Park, with its stunning rainforest walks, lookouts, and Minyon waterfalls.

Another popular activity is whale watching between June and October, as the waters around Byron Bay are home to a variety of species.

Where to eat in Byron Bay

Byron Bay boasts an impressive café culture, and I suggest giving the following a try:

  • Combi for smoothie bowls and raw treats
  • Bayleaf Cafe, a hip option for breakfast and lunch
  • Sunday Sustainable Bakery for sourdough, cakes, and yummy baguettes
  • Oakberry Acai on Lawson Street for deliciousness on the go
  • The Top Shop for Acai and Burgers
  • Bang Bang for Asian Fusion dinner & great cocktails
  • The Byron Bay General Store & The Roadhouse Byron Bay, which are both on Bangalow Road leading out of town
  • Folk Byron Bay, on the outskirts, has a lot of housemade and homegrown food on offer
  • Three Blue Ducks at The Farm, if you don't eat here, it's worth visiting the 80-acre farm
  • Loft Byron Bay for modern Australian meals or a drink on the balcony overlooking the street
  • Karkalla, with its seasonal share-style plates
  • The Pass Cafe, a simple cafe with classic food like burgers, pancakes, and bowls to be enjoyed with ocean views
The Top Shop Byon Bay
Acai bowls every day in Byron
Bang Bang Asian fusion

Where to shop in Byron Bay

If you wander along Jonson Street, the main road in Byron, you'll discover cozy alleys and side streets filled with street art.

Discover an abundance of unique boutique shops that are bound to inspire you to add a quintessential ‘Byron' piece to your wardrobe.

Byron Bay Shopping
Boutique Shopping Byron Bay

Staying at Reflections Byron Bay – Final Words

I absolutely loved staying in the Premium Tiny Home with Ocean Views at Reflections Holiday Parks Byron Bay for a weekend!

Despite its small size, it was incredibly practical and had everything we needed. Plus, the amazing ocean views were absolutely breathtaking! I couldn't get enough of staring out the full-length window and taking in the stunning scenery. It made our weekend stay so cozy and relaxing.

I personally also like that the park cares about sustainability and making a positive impact on society. It's great to see organizations taking responsibility for the environment and their community.

If you're looking for a unique and memorable getaway experience, why not consider trying out a tiny home for your next weekend getaway?

Thank you to Reflections Holiday Parks, who invited me to stay. All opinions are my own.

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