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.
If you are looking for a picturesque place to picnic, then you can't go past Stokes Island picnic area. Surrounded by bangalay-banksia forest, it's an idyllic beach spot that will leave you feeling re...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/meroo-national-park/stokes-island-picnic-area/picnic-bbq
Wander along a short and easy walking track and within a few steps you'll arrive at the secluded beauty of Richmond Beach. Ideal for families, it provides protection from most onshore winds and makes ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/murramarang-national-park/richmond-beach/kayaking
A diversity of water environments, salt and freshwater lakes, an attractive lagoon and creek and a magnificent coastline, along with an extensive network of walking tracks make a great variety of acti...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/bournda-national-park
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 ...