Bournda National Park is a natural playground on the Far South Coast, packed with options to entice explorers of all ages. Get away from the crowds and drive to Turingal Head, then wander down to Wine...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/bournda-national-park
South Coast Beaches
South Coast Beaches
Surfing along the South Coast of NSW brings you close to nature at every turn. There are small towns and villages surrounded by bushland and national parks, birds and wildlife abound and deserted beaches are easy to discover.
Beaches on the South Coast
There are plenty of great beaches where you can learn to surf at an accredited surf school. It's also where you might find your surf lesson incorporates a little yoga.
An hour south of Sydney, the beaches around Wollongong offer ideal learn-to-surf conditions. North Wollongong is another family favourite with rock pools, shaded grass, picnic booths and kids' playground. Further south is Broulee Beach, ideal for long-boarders and beginners with easy-breaking waves on most tides.
Narrawallee Beach near Mollymook is a long, flat expanse of sand much loved by joggers and beach-combers. The river inlet at the south end is a beautiful spot for day picnics and swimming with the family.
"The Farm" and "Mystics" beaches at Killalea near Shellharbour are a classified National Surfing Reserve, the seventh site in Australia to be recognised for its significance to recreational surfing.
Enjoy NSW’s 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 www.beachsafe.org.au.
Extending from Shoalhaven Heads east of Nowra to Gerroa, Seven Mile Beach National Park is a small coastal park packed with options for everyone. Head to Beach Road picnic area with the family for a b...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/seven-mile-beach-national-park
Get off the beaten track and discover this small pebbly beach tucked away in the bush. It's a popular surfing spot amongst the locals, and you can see why when you are sitting out on the water looking...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/meroo-national-park/pot-holes-beach/swim-surf
Thirroul Beach is one kilometre in length and faces east so it picks up swell from most directions. There's little wind protection at either end, although big southerly swells or southerly winds get s...
Eurobodalla National Park, on the far south coast of NSW, stretches from Moruya Head to Mystery Bay. It's an exceptional place to visit on a daytrip from one of the nearby coastal towns of Moruya, Nar...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/eurobodalla-national-park