Sapphire Coast Beaches

The Sapphire Coast is blessed with powder-soft sands and clear green-blue seas, making it an idyllic seaside escape. You will be delighted with the many wonderful things to do and see in this jewel of the far NSW South Coast: try swimming, snorkelling, surfing, kayaking and beach fishing while you enjoy the spectacular coastline.

Bermagui is on the northern edge of the Sapphire Coast and famous for game fishing. Close to Bermagui is Cuttagee Beach and Lake, great for swimming, surfing and fishing. One of the Sapphire Coast’s iconic timber bridges straddles the pretty lake. A short drive away is Armands Beach, an official nudist beach.

Camel Rock volcanic rock formations at Bermagui in the Eurobodalla region

The delightful village of Tathra is south of Bermagui and part of Australia’s Oyster Coast. Unwind on gorgeous Tathra Beach or take a short drive south to Merimbula, which is necklaced by five pretty beaches. Merimbula Main Beach is magic and the sandbank near the northern end creates a versatile wave for surfers.

Pambula Beach, near the historic village of Pambula, has a fine sandy shore with rolling waves and azure seas. On the southern side of Pambula River is pretty Severs Beach, surrounded by national park. Barmouth Beach is at the river mouth. Aslings Beach is a charming family beach in Eden that is ideal for making sandcastles.

Couple relaxing at Gillards Campground inside Mimosa Rocks National Park, Tanja

You’ll find blissfully uncrowded beaches in the area's national parks: head for Mimosa Rocks National Park in the north near Bermagui and Ben Boyd National Park in the south near Eden. Discover a rocky bay and sandy beach great for swimming, kayaking, fishing and whale watching at Bittangabee Bay, south of Eden.

You can also learn to surf or kayak with Coastlife Adventures and try stand-up paddle boarding with Merimbula Stand Up Paddle Lessons & Tours while listening to the waves hitting the shore. Keen snorkellers and divers can discover the coastal marine life while on an underwater adventure on the Sapphire Coast.

Things to See and Do