- Destination NSW
Surfers at Merewether Beach in Newcastle
Children running into the surf at Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay

Beaches and Surf

  • Curl Curl Ocean Pool, Sydney
  • The Farm beach at Killalea State Park, Illawarra


Discover great beaches

North or south, you’ll discover some of the best surf beaches in the world along the spectacular NSW coastline. You can even fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island, a World Heritage area off the NSW North Coast, and relax on soft white sands and snorkel or dive among colourful fish on coral reefs.

If you want to learn to surf, there are plenty of accredited surf schools on the north and south coasts. Join a surf safari on a tour from Sydney and meet new friends. For another memorable experience, take a road trip on the Grand Pacific Drive or the Legendary Pacific Coast to great beaches.

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