While Sydney’s beaches are justifiably famous, the NSW coastline features many undiscovered gems that make the perfect beachside family holiday. Here are our Top 5 New South Wales seaside destinations for a low-key family bonding experience.
Located around 45-minutes south of Coffs Harbour, Nambucca Heads features several beaches generally free of crowds including Scotts Head, Valla Beach and the central Nambucca Heads beach. Be sure to explore the adjacent bushland and admire the sun dunes.
Almost to the Queensland border, Kingscliff is a picturesque town that has a series of beautifully golden beaches that curve effortlessly between two headlands. After spending the morning on the sand, consider enjoying a river cruise on the nearby inland waterways or taking the kids to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. The view from the nearby lighthouse is also terrific.
Often overlooked in favour of Sydney’s eastern or northern beaches, Bundeena is idyllically situated between Port Hacking and the Royal National Park. After enjoying the seaside pursuits, head across into the national park to admire the views from the cliff walk.
Mollymook Beach, just south of Jervis Beach and north of Ulladulla, presents wonderfully pristine waters and beautiful golden sand. Consider hitting a round of golf on the nearby course before exploring the natural beauty of the surrounding forests and nature reserves. For indoor activities, check out the Ulladulla Leisure Centre.
Scenic Batemans Bay is a great place for a variety of water-based activities. Apart from the beautiful beaches, consider fishing for bream, kayaking on the waterways or snorkelling to admire the marine life waiting to say hello. Kids will also appreciate the Murramarang National Park and the Birdland Animal Park.