The Best Pet-Friendly Places to Book in Byron Bay, New South Wales

The coast around Cape Byron Light is home to turtles, dolphins and humpback whales
The coast around Cape Byron Light is home to turtles, dolphins and humpback whales | © Taras Vyshnya / Alamy Stock Photo
Kim Gregory

Byron Bay is an outdoor lover’s paradise with perfect beaches that you and your dog will love. Surf, scuba dive and spot whales in the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Visit Cape Byron Conversation Park and the picturesque lighthouse – don’t miss sampling cool boutique shops, craft breweries and foodie-worthy restaurants and cafes. Our list of Byron Bay pet-friendly accommodation will help you and four-legged friends to experience the best of it all – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Beach Suites, for personalized pooch bedding

Independent Hotel

Outdoor deck and plunge pool at Beach Suites
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One of the best places to stay in Byron Bay, Beach Suites, by Main Beach, will pamper you and your pet from arrival. Welcomed small dogs will get signature bedding and treats and staff will recommend local dog-friendly services. You can all relax in your five-star boutique room – whether you choose the ocean-view beachfront studio featuring barbecue and individual plunge poo or the garden suite where huge windows lead to a leafy, barbecue-included terrace. Or, if you’re feeling fancy, the top-floor penthouse, that boasts a rooftop pool.

2. Ingenia Holidays Byron Bay, for pitching up tents with your pet


Ingenia Holidays Byron Bay cottage with plants
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Enjoy outdoor-focused dog-friendly accommodation in Byron Bay at this Tallow Beach-neighbouring campsite – five minutes drive from downtown Byron Bay. Pitch or pull up at unpowered, powered or ensuite sites with access to cooking facilities, a retro saltwater swimming pool, games room and playground – or book a cabin or villa with things like kitchens or kitchenettes, living areas and tree-surrounded porches. The family villa overlooks coastal rainforest – so keep your eyes peeled for wallabies, koalas and echidnas.

3. Byron Bay Rainforest Resort, for exploring the wetlands with doggo


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Situated amid remnant coastal rainforest, dry heath and ti-tree wetlands, these self-contained cottages with kitchenettes and screened verandas are a peaceful retreat for you and your pooch. Explore nearby bushland pathways, rainforest tracks and wetlands as you spot native birds. The site boasts a communal kitchen, fireside lounge, pool and table tennis tables, campfire and a saltwater swimming pool. Quiet night? Book a massage and order Deliveroo to your home-away-from-home.

4. A PERFECT STAY - Byron Blisshouses, for plenty of space walkies


The pet-friendly section of Belongil Beach is across the road from this cool, bright villa. Book the whole house for 14 guests and your booked-in-in-advance pet with highlights including a fenced courtyard, barbecue, plunge pool, patio, open-plan living area and kitchen – plus French doors leading from a master bedroom to the flourishing gardens. Expect chic furniture and quirky art and ornaments throughout.

5. A PERFECT STAY - Bamboo Beach House, for decor devoted to Bali


Exterior of the Bamboo Beach House amid plants and gardens
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You’ll love the peaceful, chic, Bali-inspired interior of this pet-friendly beachside stay stuffed with vintage cushions and woven blankets. Book the whole house and bring all the gang – there are six bedrooms, four bathrooms, a kitchen and a separate self-contained studio. The stylish living area leads to the fun-for-all outdoor space featuring a barbecue, dining furniture and a pool beside a Balinese-style garden. Handily, it’s all fenced off so your pooch can happily pad around without worry.

6. A PERFECT STAY - a Top Spot, for NYC chic style


A Top Spot interior with hide rug, upholstered sofa and beach wall art
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New York warehouse design floods the three levels of this four-bedroom, two-bathroom pet-friendly accommodation in Byron Bay. Inside, you’ll find an exposed timber staircase leading to a luxurious mezzanine bedroom with fashionable sloping ceilings and vintage furnishings. Make the most of the sunshine thanks to several balconies, an outdoor shower and a fenced, tropical-plant-surrounded courtyard with a barbecue for dinners under the stars. Come morning, take the short walk down to Clarke’s Beach.

7. A PERFECT STAY - Beach House at Tallows, for a beachside stay


Beach House at Tallows with wood floors, beach wall art and sloping ceiling
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Cross the road from Tallow Beach and you’ll find your home-from-home in this modern house with four cosy bedrooms and a handy carport. The open plan living area and kitchen has plenty of sitting space for all the family – including those with four legs – with homely touches like a coffee pod machine and Smart TV so you can stream your favourite Netflix shows on cosy nights in. You’ll enjoy relaxing alfresco on the sun-catching barbecue deck and landscaped gardens.

8. Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments, for central convenience


Byron Bay Hotel & Apartments outdoor pool with loungers
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Stay in the thick of things at this central hotel where Main Beach, trendy eateries and boutique shops are on your doorstep. Book tours and get local recommendations from the hotel’s friendly staff. Relax by the outdoor pool, check out the on-site shop and don’t miss the two restaurants – Bang Bang serves up excellent noodles and curries while St Elmo offers Spanish-inspired tapas and share plates. Pet-friendly rooms come with modern decor and home comforts like throws and comfy seating.

9. Your Luxury Escape - Coco Beach House, for getting back to nature


Your Luxury Escape - Coco Beach House exterior with wood panelling, palms and gravel walkway
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Bring your dog along with no extra charge to this nature-inspired beach house with lots of wood furniture. You’ll love the open plan living, dining and kitchen area where plush sofas surround a fireplace – as well as the tree-view balcony. Lounge on the undercover decking’s daybed and cook up a barbecue before heading out to the exciting sites nearby: Arakwal National Park, Cape Byron Light, Byron Bay Markets and Little Wategos Beach all nearby.

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