Broken Head is often compared to Burleigh Heads. It breaks on most NE-SE swells but needs the sand to line up with the rocky headland. When it does, there's a good chance, if you can get a wave off the long established crew, you will log some shade time as it spins down the bar. There's lefts as well and the whole set-up is quite spread out. S to W winds and ideally a bit of N in the swell, making it more of a summer spot when the sand has been given a chance to build up.
The beach is all abilities, but the point proper needs above average skill set. This is where a lot of the original Byron hippies moved to when the masses descended in the '90s so beware the beardies! There are some beautiful pocket beaches out along the cliffs off Seven Mile Beach Drive worth having a sniff around on small swell days.