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South Coast Beaches

  • Broulee Beach, Batemans Bay
  • Kayaking South Coast


South Coast beaches

Surf, swim, fish or relax on the shores of New South Wales’ stunning South Coast beaches. Enjoy the casual pace of quaint towns and villages surrounded by bushland and national parks as you discover diverse wildlife. In search of privacy and solitude? You’ve come to the right place – deserted beaches are easy to find.

Must Do

  • Sapphire Coast

    Sapphire Coast

    The Sapphire Coast is renowned for its sparkling beaches, bays, lakes, national parks, walking tracks and meandering coastal drives. The main towns that dot the region include Bermagui, Tathra, Merimbula and Eden. Swim and surf in the clear waters of the Tathra, Merimbula and Pambula beaches or explore the cliffs, caves and rock stacks at Mimosa Rocks National Park.

  • Skydiving in Wollongong


    The stunning natural beauty of Wollongong makes it the perfect location for outdoor adventures. Quaint local towns and beaches, including Austinmer Beach, Stanwell Park and Thirroul, pepper the coastline. Here, youll find countless swimming, surfing, fishing and sailing opportunities. Enjoy a walk across Sea Cliff Bridge, cool off in the popular ocean pool at Austinmer or indulge in an adrenaline-pumping sky dive onto the beach.

  • Kiama blowhole, Kiama


    Surrounded by farmland and rolling hills, coastal Kiama is just a 90-minute drive from Sydney. The pretty seaside town is home to the worlds largest blowhole, which spouts water more than 20 metres into the air. Surf at Kiamas popular surf beach and explore the great Kiama Coastal Walk. The spectacular 22-kilometre track zigzags through headlands and beaches and past rivers.

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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