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16 Best NSW South Coast Beaches


16 Best NSW South Coast Beaches

Australia is famous the world over for its excellent beaches.  With over 25,000 km’s of coastline, there’s a perfect patch of sand for everyone to enjoy. And the NSW South Coast beaches are among some of the very best in the country.

There are hundreds of beaches stretching south from Sydney to the Victorian boarder that are perfect for summer vacations activities like swimming, surfing, walking, fishing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and just simply relaxing.

Coledale Beach, Coledale

Coledale Beach - The 16 Best NSW South Coast Beaches - The Trusted Traveller

Our pick of the many great beaches on the coast just south of Sydney. It’s in close proximity to the Sea Cliff Bridge and doesn’t get quite as busy during peak times like nearby Austinmeer, but it’s just as good.

 

City Beach, Wollongong

City Beach, Wollongong - The 16 Best NSW South Coast Beaches - The Trusted Traveller

Wollongong has two great beaches and really we could have put both on this list but we picked City Beach because you can literally step out of the Wollongong city centre onto the beach.

Jones Beach, Kiama Downs

Jones Beach, Kiama Downs - The 16 Best NSW South Coast Beaches - The Trusted Traveller

Not only great for swimming and surfing in summer, Jones Beach is worth a visit any time of year to see the Cathedral Rocks at the southern end of the beach.

Werri Beach, Gerringong

Werri Beach, Gerringong - The 16 Best NSW South Coast Beaches - The Trusted Traveller

We love this beach to enjoy a stroll or eat our takeaway fish and chips bought from the town up the hill. There’s also rock pools to explore on the southern end of the beach.

Seven Mile Beach, Shoalhaven Heads

Seven Mile Beach, Geroa - The 16 Best NSW South Coast Beaches - The Trusted Traveller

One of the longest continuous stretches of sand on the NSW South Coast, Seven Mile Beach stretches from the sleepy town of Geroa to the popular summer holiday town of Shoalhaven Heads.

 

Culburra Beach

Culbarra Beach - The 16 Best NSW South Coast Beaches - The Trusted Traveller

This surf beach can get some wicked swells making it excellent for surfers visiting the area. It’s also located in a neat little town that is the perfect place to spend the summer holidays with Jervis Bay and the Shoalhaven nearby.

Cabbage Tree Beach, Jervis Bay

Cabbage Tree Beach, Jervis Bay - The 16 Best NSW South Coast Beaches - The Trusted Traveller

Secluded and virtually untouched, Cabbage Tree Beach is on the Beecroft Peninsula which is part of the Department of Defence Weapon Range. At certain times of the day you’ll find local kangaroos on the beach and lots of other wildlife in the surrounding bush.

Callala Beach, Jervis Bay

Callala Bay Beach, Jervis Bay - The 16 Best NSW South Coast Beaches - The Trusted Traveller

Calm crystal clear water perfect for kayaking or stand up paddle boarding and pristine white sand make this an excellent choose from the many great beaches in Jervis Bay.

Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay

Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay - The 16 Best NSW South Coast Beaches - The Trusted Traveller

This beach has been said to have some of the whitest sand in the world. Need I say more!

Murrays Beach, Jervis Bay

Murrays Beach, Jervis Bay - The 16 Best NSW South Coast Beaches - The Trusted Traveller

We love Murrays Beach for its incredible Jervis Bay views, crystal clear water and surrounding dense bush. It’s a 10-15 minute walk from the carpark so it’s not an obvious choice of beach for most which makes it reasonably peaceful even in peak season.

Mollymook Beach

Mollymook Beach - The 16 Best NSW South Coast Beaches - The Trusted Traveller

Even in miserable weather Mollymook impressed us for its natural beauty, crystal clear water and white long stretch of sand. It’s super popular in summer so get down there early to get your perfect patch of sand.

McKenzies Beach, Malua Bay

McKenzies Beach, Malua Bay - The 16 Best NSW South Coast Beaches - The Trusted Traveller

Small, secluded and wild. It’s not the obvious choice of beach in the Batemans Bay area but we loved it for its feeling of seclusion yet ease of access.

 

Tuross Beach, Tuross Head

Tuross Beach, Tuross Head - The 16 Best NSW South Coast Beaches - The Trusted Traveller

The colour of the water at Tuross Head is possibly the best we saw anywhere along the NSW South Coast so of course it has to be included in this list.

 

Surf Beach, Narooma

Surf Beach, Narooma - The 16 Best NSW South Coast Beaches - The Trusted Traveller

This beach has everything. It’s perfect for surfers, swimmers and families because it has excellent waves but also a bit of a sandbar near the shore which protects the swimmers from the biggest waves. And then at the end of the southern end of the beach is the famous Glasshouse Rocks!

 

Lions Park Beach, Pambula Beach

Lions Park Beach, Pambula Beach - The 16 Best NSW South Coast Beaches - The Trusted Traveller

While we also loved Pambula Main Beach, the tiny beach at Lions Park at the mouth of the Pambula River captivated us as the perfect place to relax on the sand under the shade of tree with a good book.

Pinnacles Beach, Ben Boyd National Park

Pinnacles Beach, Ben Boyd National Park - The 16 Best NSW South Coast Beaches - The Trusted Traveller

Crystal clear water, pristine white sand and interesting rock formations make this one of the most interesting beaches on this list. It’s great for summer time swims or year round visits to see the Pinnacles themselves.

via : thetrustedtraveller.com

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