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Merimbula Beaches

  • Snorkelling at Tathra Beach
  • Bermagui Beach


The main coastal towns of the Sapphire Coast include Bermagui, Tathra, Merimbula and Eden. This stunning coastline has sparkling beaches and bays, lakes and national parks, all accessible via excellent walking tracks and coastal drives. You'll find beaches just perfect for surfing, swimming and walks. 


Must Do

Sapphire Coast and Merimbula beaches

Light to Light Walk in Ben Boyd National Park

The Sapphire Coast region is renowned for a pristine marine environment and beautiful beaches, many surrounded by rocky craggs and headlands, with rockpools and sheltered bays. Some beaches are best explored on foot. These include the cliffs, sea caves and rock stacks in Mimosa Rocks National Park and the dramatic and wild coastline of Ben Boyd National Park.

Tathra is a great family beach with a wide surf beach and an historic wharf, perfect for fishing. Merimbula is another popular holiday spot with a great beach. The sandbank known as Merimbula Bar is one of the South Coast's true postcard waves while, at the other end, it's great for relaxing and beach walks. Middle Beach, just north of the headland, is just one of the places where you can learn to surf. Tura Beach borders Bournda National Park which has lakes as well as beautiful beaches.

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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