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Forster Beaches


About Forster

Dolphin cruises, fishing, sailboarding and scuba diving are among the activities that attract large numbers of holiday visitors to Forster.

Must Do

Beaches around Forster

The 43km stretch of coast from Forster south to Seal Rocks encompasses some of the most beautiful and least-congested surfing locations in NSW, with One Mile effectively being Forster's town beach.

Forster-Tuncurry, twin towns split by the narrow entrance of Wallis Lake, are a very popular family holiday destination. With so many family-friendly beaches in the area, some patrolled during summer holidays, you've just got to take your pick, pack boards and buckets and enjoy!

Check out the rockpool at the southern end of Nine Mile Beach at Tuncurry, Main Beach and the ocean baths in Forster and the southern end of One Mile Beach.

Favourite surf spots are many and varied. When the swell is big there are spots around Forster that are great, notably the reef break known as Haydon's Rock. At Burgess Beach, you'll enjoy great body surfing when the conditions are right; Seven Mile Beach has spots with great waves most of the time and Boomerang Beach and Blueys at Pacific Palms are well known surfing beaches.

North of Forster, find a number of coastal towns and beaches scattered throughout Taree. Visit a beach between Wallabi Point and Crowdy Head for great surfing and swimming conditions. Crowdy Head Lighthouse offers spectacular and uninterrupted ocean views. It’s also a fantastic vantage point for a chance to spot whales during migration season.

Take advantage of the world-class waves at Old Bar Beach and find great fishing spots along the rocks. Enjoy the walk between Diamond Head Beach and Shelley Beach and immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere of wide stretching sand banks and lush greenery.

Enjoy NSW beaches like a local by following these simple beach safety tips.

Always swim between the red and yellow flags – surf lifesavers have identified this area as the safest spot to swim in the water. It’s also a good idea to always swim with a friend.

Make sure you ready any safety signs at the beach and you are always welcome to ask lifeguards for more safety advice. If you find yourself needing help in the water, stay calm and attract attention.

Check conditions before you go and find a patrolled beach by visiting

Stay safe at the beach

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