Sapphire Coast Beaches
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. The main coastal towns of the Sapphire Coast include Bermagui, Tathra, Merimbula and Eden.
Sapphire Coast and Merimbula beaches
The Sapphire Coast region is renowned for a pristine marine environment and beautiful beaches, many surrounded by rocky crags 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.
Merimbula is the largest of the region’s towns. It's a popular holiday spot with five great beaches to explore. You can learn to surf at Middle Beach, just north of the headland, and Merimbula Main Beach and Short Point are also ideal surf beaches. The sandbank known as Merimbula Bar creates a fine shelter for families to swim and snorkel at Merimbula Bar Beach. Spencer Park Beach is shallow, waveless and perfect for kids.
In Bermagui you find Cuttagee Beach and Lake, great for swimming and fishing. There’s also a nudist beach and a beautiful ocean bath, Blue Pool. and in the oyster haven of Pambula you’ll find Severs Beach, a picturesque inlet just south of the town, and Pambula Beach, which runs north to meet Merimbula Main Beach.
Enjoy Sydneys 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 read 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 beachsafe.org.au.
Sapphire Coast beaches and experiences
Each year over 400 people jump into the crystal blue water of Tathra from the historic Tathra Wharf and swim to the beach in the Tathra Wharf to Waves Weekend.Why not join them and experienc...
Nestled on the inside of Pambula Beach's southern headland, Pambula River mouth is beautifully sheltered from wind and swell coming from the south. Oddly for a beach with southerly protection, the riv...
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