Winter is just on the horizon, so why not make the most of the last of autumn’s warmer weather by enjoying a New South Wales coastal escape? With so many fantastic beachside towns and cities to explore, you’d best take a look at my top coastal escapes!
Port Macquarie If you find yourself on the North Coast of New South Wales, be sure to spend some time exploring the magnificent waterways of Port Macquarie. The area is home to a bunch of rivers, creeks and spectacular beaches, which are all very worthy of your attention. Whether you prefer to swim, surf, or explore aboard a boat, there are plenty of great ways to make the most of your time in the area. If you ever get tired of Port Macquarie’s waters, head inland and take a wander through areas of ancient coastal rainforest.
Greennpatch National Park, Jervis Bay. Image Credit: Destination NSW
Relax, unwind and feel snow white sand between your toes on the beaches of Jervis Bay. The natural beauty of the area is quite plainly stunning and it’s more than likely that you’ll be dreaming of this piece of coastal paradise for a long time after you’ve left. When you’re done lazing on the beach, head inland and explore the area’s national parks or join a guided cruise and see some of the local dolphins doing their thing.
Forster While in Forster, ditch that long standing fear of getting your hair wet and make the most of the many water sports offered in the area. Whether you’re into paddleboarding, kayaking, diving or a spot of good old surfing, Forster is the place to head. Be sure to take a dip at one of the town’s pristine beaches and ocean pools when you’re done riding waves.
Emerald Beach, Coffs Harbour Image Credit: Destination NSW
We all know that Coffs Harbour is the place to head if you want to get up close to the country’s biggest banana, but this coastal city has more to offer than a giant piece of fruit. Hit the beach, cast a fishing line, head out on a bush walk or canoe until your heart’s content to make the most of the Coffs Coast. If you’re visiting Coffs Harbour at the right time of the year and you’ve been graced with good luck, you might even catch a glimpse of migrating whales passing by the town’s beaches.
Byron Bay Head to Byron Bay and make the most of town’s relaxed, beachy vibe. The coastal town will have you feeling world’s away from city life and wanting to spend the rest of time lying on the region’s sun-drenched golden sands. If you’re looking for something cool to brag about to your friends, head to Cape Byron and spend some time on the most easterly point of Australia’s mainland.
If you’re looking to travel to any of these dreamy coastal locations, why not save a few dollars and enjoy a caravan or camping experience? There are plenty of great caravan and camping choices both in and around Port Macquarie, Forster, Byron Bay, Jervis Bay and Coffs Harbour.