I’m probably well behind the eight-ball here but despite many summers spent travelling up the North coast with husband and kids in tow, I had never heard of Kingscliff until we managed a quick week there during the last school holidays.
All I can say is OMG! If you are like me and think fondly of Byron Bay at a time when everyone got around in barefoot and you could walk down the main street without having to avoid every shopper and his dog, then you will certainly LOVE this gorgeous gem of a town.
15 minutes from Byron and packed with restaurants, cafes, gorgeous locals, white sandy beaches and some seriously luxurious places to stay we were more than pleasantly surprised to arrive at our apartment, which was both huge and beautiful.
It’s not my place to be an advertisement for holiday destinations (although I know I did a blog on our trip to Noosa) but when we go somewhere really amazing I feel obliged to share it with you.
The place we stayed was absolutely fabulous dahhling and following some careful enquiries I discovered it had been decorated by a very talented clothing designer so no surprises there. The Kingscliff Beach House is a part of the Bale Salt Village complex, meaning that although our penthouse had its own spa on the rooftop – and yes the views were over nothing but sea, whales and dolphins – no joke! – we also had the use of both pools connected with the Salt Village, one of which has a bar and restaurant attached. This particular pool was a lagoon style and featured sandy banks although it was a little cold for me.
Every morning we hired bikes and rode into Kingscliff for breakfast and excellent coffee at a fantastic little restaurant called The Choux Box (try the Nasi Goreng – it’s to die for). The bike path is almost level all the way into town and runs pretty well parallel to the beach.
It is no exaggeration to say that I stood in the shower and watched whales breaching out front (it really was a whale – not my reflection!).
There are tonnes of restaurants but my favourites were Fins, which is next door to where we were staying (expensive but has an amazing wine list that is worth the visit alone) and my other super find, although you need a car to get to it was Mavis’ Kitchen at Mount Warning. Incredible views and stunning food.
Anyway, as well as riding bikes and eating like, well, as though we were on holidays, we also managed to spend some time perusing shops and meeting locals and it is here that I came across my latest find – our selection of Outdoor and Pet Lounges. Check them out here. We think you are going to go mad for them!
I’m always on the lookout for places of interest to visit, people to meet and products to find, so if you have anywhere you would recommend let me know! Maybe I will visit on my next adventure!
We stayed as guests of the Kingscliff Beach House.