Summer surf and beach breaks in NSW

11 December 2013


New South Wales has an abundance of beautiful beaches stretching the coast of the state, offering visitors stunning sands, blue seas and great waves for the surfers.

There are so many beaches, in fact, you could visit one every day for over two years without seeing the same one twice! New South Wales gives you a choice of 892 beaches to swim, surf and enjoy the sun at throughout your summer.

It’s going to be a tough decision choosing which ones to visit, but here is a list of suggestions to try out some of the amazing sandy shores NSW has to offer for a short break.

Angourie Beach

With inviting blue waters, pale golden sands and a view that will have you using all of your camera batteries, this Yamba beach is the quintessential Aussie holiday spot. It’s such an important place for surfers that it’s only the second site in Australia to be declared a National Surfing Reserve – a title it earned in 2007.

The North Coast is famed for its point-breaks and Angourie doesn’t disappoint with breaks for all levels of surfers and plenty for the advanced riders as well.

Seven Mile Beach

Only 1.5 hours south of Sydney you’ll find this national park waiting with a stunning shoreline and a beach well worth a visit. The park is defined as the 989 hectares of coastal land between Shoalhaven Heads and Gerroa, and as such is one of the smallest in all of NSW.

Head here for a leisurely break spent swimming, wandering along the beach and picnicking in the nearby forest setting. There are barbeque facilities on-site so you can cook up a storm during your holiday.

One Mile Beach

This Forster beach is an ideal spot if you’ve got a lot of different people who all want different things from their summer getaway!

It’s patrolled during holidays and weekends so you have an extra set of eyes on the young ones, the barbeque and picnic facilities make it ideal for hosting a big get together, the playground equipment is a hit with the kids and the breaks are a major draw card for surfers.

Take a short wander to the northern end for access to Bennett’s Head lookout and enjoy the 360 degree views of this stunning location.

Lighthouse Beach

Anyone looking for a getaway in NSW should consider this beautiful spot just 7km from Port Macquarie.

The Lighthouse Beach Holiday Village is packed with gorgeous accommodation options so you can stay right on the beach and start each day with a wander down to paddle in the waves. The beach is ideal for swimmers and is popular with surfers for its breaks as well. Golfers will even be treated to a nearby 18-hole course at the township’s golf club, so you can easily spend a break here without ever running out of fun things to do.

Mimosa Rocks National Park

Nestled in gorgeous Bermagui, this National Park is ideal for a beach break with a difference. Surfers, fishermen, snorkelers, birdwatchers, bushwalkers and explorers frequent the 5,335 hectares of rugged and beautiful coastline.

Access this area via the Tathra-Bermagui Road and make a trip of it by camping at Middle Beach, Picnic Point, Aragunnu Beach or Gillards Beach. This is truly a spot to get away from it all and enjoy nature with friends or family this summer.