South Coast Beaches
From Stanwell Park to Bittanagbee Bay, the unspoilt NSW South Coast is the perfect escape for a beach holiday. Unwind and relax on beautiful beaches, enjoy a range of water sports and swim in the sparkling ocean. You can even meet friendly kangaroos on Pebbly Beach in Murramarang National Park.
On the spectacular Grand Pacific Drive are the lovely beaches of Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama. The route is part of the marvellous Sydney Melbourne Coastal Drive, winding to the white sands and dolphins of Jervis Bay, the gorgeous Eurobodalla and the sparkling Sapphire Coast.
Surf schools are dotted along the coast, with Australian Surf Tours and the Pines Surfing Academy offering trips to National Surfing Reserves the Farm and Mystics at Killalea, near Shellharbour and Kiama. You’ll discover many more great surf breaks and sandy beaches along the magnificent coast.
Gorgeous beaches in South Coast national parks include:
- Greenfield Beach and Hyams Beach in Jervis Bay National Park
- Green Patch Beach in Booderee National Park
- Myrtle Beach in Murramarang National Park
- 1080 Beach in Eurobodalla National Park
- Nelson Beach in Mimosa Rocks National Park
For more beach adventures, try kiteboarding with Vincentia, where the White Sands Walk begins on some of the whitest sands in the world. The gleaming blue waters of the bay are a haven for dolphins, fur seals, little penguins, and whales on their annual migration.in
Join kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding tours along the coast. Snorkelling and diving are popular, too. And cast a line at great beach fishing locations. You can hire a range of equipment, from fishing rods and kayaks to surfboards, boogie boards, wetsuits, and bicycles for the wonderful cycle ways.
You’ll find accommodation options to suit various budgets, including camping and caravanning sites, holiday parks, motels, beach houses and luxury retreats. Check out the exciting events calendar for festivals, markets and shows in seaside towns. The lively Gerringong Surf Music Festival is in May.