Beaches & Surf

Discover some of the most beautiful beaches in the world in NSW. The coastline stretches for over 2,000km and is dotted with hundreds of picture-perfect spots for swimming, surfing, snorkelling and sunbaking. From Duranbah Beach in the north to Nadgee Beach in the south, there’s a stretch of sand for everyone.

NSW Beach Safety

Enjoy NSW beaches by following these 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.

Pay attention to the advice of the lifesavers and safety signs. Visit SharkSmart to understand any potential risks in the area you are swimming. 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. You can also find patrolled beach by visiting