Beaches in Forster and Taree
From surf breaks to family-friendly beaches, the spectacular coastline around Forster delivers a spectacular 40km of sand-kissed oceanfront. Roll out a towel or take a plunge into the invigorating waves near relaxed seaside towns that are home to restaurants, bars and family attractions.
At the entrance of Wallis Lake, Forster’s Main Beach stretches from the Forster Breakwall to the Forster Ocean Baths. Sheltered by Bennetts Head, this beach is also the starting point for the Bicentennial Walk, which leads to One Mile Beach. A short walk is Pebbly Beach, a popular location for snorkelling.
- Main Beach, with mild surf conditions suitable for beginners and experienced surfers
- One Mile Beach, popular with surfers and families, and patrolled during holidays
- Pebbly Beach, named for its rock formations, this is a small, calm and sandy beach
- Burgess Beach, a secluded beach cove framed by beautiful Cape Hawke
- McBrides Beach, found at the end of Cape Hawkes Road, this is an ideal day escape
- Seven Mile Beach, stretching south from Cape Hawke to Booti Hill and the Ruins, a great spot for fishing and surfing.
Forster’s coastline also encompasses some of the most beautiful, quiet and varied surf locations in northern NSW. When the swell is large, head to the rock reef break known as Haydon's Rock, located at the southern end of Forster’s Main Beach.
At Burgess Beach, you'll enjoy great body surfing when the conditions are right. Nine Mile Beach has spots with great waves most of the time, and Boomerang Beach and Blueys at Pacific Palms are also well-known surf beaches. Please be attentive to all beach safety information and flags.