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Long idyllic beaches along the South Coast are many, with unspoilt views and nary a footprint
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Beaches of the South Coast

There are many beaches along the South Coast, located in National Parks on the coast, or more accessible ones near towns and villages, complete with picnic and BBQ facilities.

Some even have camping facilities, or have beach resorts and caravan parks nearby. There are also those along rivers and peaceful lagoons with crystal clear waters, some of them also have picnic areas and BBQ facilities.

Not all the beaches are patrolled by lifesavers, though those with Surf Life Saving Clubs usually are during the busier periods, such as holidays, weekends and school vacations.

Beach Safety

Due to this region being a relatively undeveloped part of the Australia NSW Coast, a number of beaches are not patrolled by lifesavers on a regular basis. Always check to see if they are and when. Unless your an experienced surfer or diver, it is much safer to swim at patrolled beaches due to unexpected rips and undertows.

Patrolled Beaches by Surf Life Savings Clubs (SLSC)

  • Gerringong
  • Kiama
  • Kiama Downs
  • Mollymook
  • Nowra-Culburra
  • Shellharbour
  • Shoalhaven Heads
  • Sussex Inlet
  • Warilla-Barrack Point

Further South

  • Batemans Bay
  • Bermagui
  • Broulee
  • Moruya
  • Narooma
  • Pambula
  • Tathra

More about the Surf Life Saving Clubs of NSW: Surf Life Saving NSW.

Best Beaches

Beaches along the coast include the Bombie and Rennies Beach, at Ulladulla NSW. They represent what many of the beaches are like on the South Coast - pristine, charming yet wild. Excellent for surfing, swimming, diving and snorkelling.

Murramarang Beach

Some of the better known South Coast beaches:

  • Long Beach - Batemans Bay
  • Depot Beach, Pebbly Beach, Pretty Beach, Merry Beach - Murramarang National Park
  • Wairo Beach - Tabouri Lake
  • The Bombie, Rennies Beach - Ulladulla
  • Mollymook Beach
  • Narrawallee Beach
  • Conjola Beach - Narrawallee Creek National Reserve
  • Bhewerre Beach, Cave Beach - Jervis Bay NP
  • Steamers Beach - Booderee NP
  • Collingwood Beach, Hyams Beach, Callala Beach - Jervis Bay
  • Warrain Beach - Jervis Bay NP
  • Culburra Beach
  • Seven Mile Beach - Shoalhaven Heads Seven Mile Beach NP
  • Werri Beach
  • Kiama

You can find Fishing Charters at a number of these Shoalhaven Places, the numerous fishing villages host a variety along the coast.

Shoalhaven Tourist Information

Enquire at the Shoalhaven Tourist Information Centre for more about whale cruises in the Shoalhaven region. Princes Highway, Ulladulla Civic Centre, NSW 2539 Phone +061 2 4455 1269 at the library across the road from Ulladulla Harbour.

Main Photo: Long idyllic beaches along the South Coast are many, with unspoilt views and nary a footprint

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Beaches stretching south - pictured here is the Bombie, with Rennies Beach just further south.
Photo: Beaches stretching south - pictured here is the Bombie, with Rennies Beach just further south.

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