Sapphire Coast Beaches


Unwind on the gorgeous beaches of the sparkling Sapphire Coast of NSW. From uncrowded beaches in the Mimosa Rocks and Ben Boyd national parks to the powdery sands of Tathra Beach, Merimbula Main Beach and Pambula Beach, discover wonderful seaside holidays on the far NSW South Coast.

  • White Sands walk and Scribbly Gum track, South Coast
  • Bermagui Beach

Stunning Sapphire Coast beaches

Relax on the beautiful beaches of the Sapphire Coast, the perfect seaside escape with soft sands and crystal-clear waters. You’ll be delighted with the many wonderful things to do and see in this jewel of the far NSW South Coast, including swimming, snorkelling, surfing, sea kayaking and beach fishing.

Discover uncrowded beaches in enchanting national parks, with Mimosa Rocks National Park in the north near Bermagui and Ben Boyd National Park in the south near Eden. At Bittangabee Bay, south of Eden, is a rocky bay and sandy beach great for swimming, kayaking, fishing and whale watching.

Merimbula Beach, South Coast

You can learn to surf with Coastline Adventures, go kayaking with Ocean Wilderness Sea Kayaking and try stand-up paddleboarding with Merimbula Stand Up Paddle Lessons and Tours. For wonderful snorkelling tours to see the coastal marine life, check out Australia’s Coastal Wilderness Adventures.

Bermagui is famous for game fishing for black marlin. Just south of Bermagui is Cuttagee Beach and Lake, great for swimming, surfing and fishing. One of the Sapphire Coast’s iconic timber bridges straddles the pretty lake. A short drive away is Armands Beach, an official nudist beach since 1993.

The delightful village of Tathra is south of Bermagui and part of Australia’s Oyster Coast. Unwind on gorgeous Tathra Beach. A short drive south is Merimbula and five enticing beaches. Merimbula Main Beach is splendid and the sandbank near the northern end creates a lovely wave for surfers.

Near the historic village of Pambula is Pambula Beach, a fine sandy shore with rolling waves and azure sea. On the southern side of Pambula River is pretty Severs Beach, in the northern section of Ben Boyd. Barmouth Beach is at the river mouth. A charming family beach in Eden is Aislings Beach.

Enjoy NSW beaches by following these safety tips

Surf Life Saving

Always swim between the red and yellow flag; 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.

Pay attention to the advice of the lifesavers and safety signs. Visit SharkSmart to understand any potential risks in the area you are swimming. 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. You can also find patrolled beaches by visiting

  1. Armands Beach

    If swimming and sunbathing in the nude is your preference, Armands Beach was declared legally clothes optional by Bega Valley Shire Council in November 1993.From Bermagui, drive south 9.5 kilometres along...

  2. Aslings Beach

    Asling’s Beach is in the heart of the fishing village Eden, on the northern shores of Twofold Bay. The beach offers both surf and safe swimming, and is patrolled in summer. Conditions change regularly and...

  3. Barmouth Beach

    Barmouth Beach is an easily accessible beach at the Pambula rivermouth, with opportunities for swimming, birdwatching, canoeing, fishing and family picnics.George Bass first landed at Barmouth Beach on 18...

  4. Bermagui Seaside Fair

    Saturday 10 March 2018, Bermagui

    The Bermagui Seaside Fair, held annually on the Saturday of the Canberra long weekend in March, is a free fun-filled day of entertainment and activities for everyone.This multi-award winning community and...

    10 Mar

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