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Discover NSW's Best Hidden Beaches

Escape to some of the best hidden beaches across New South Wales for some quality me-time. Pack your fave swimsuit, some suncream, and a good book to lose track of time at these hidden escapes!

  1. Fingal Beach, Port StephensHidden Beaches in NSW - Fingal Beach

    Despite Port Stephens having 26 golden beaches to offer, the classic Fingal Beach is on a whole other level! With kilometers of golden sand and plenty of secret spots to relax, you can walk further up the headland to Box Beach, Wreck Beach and Zenith Beach to find your perfect spot. Really, there's no better place to spend your morning swimming, surfing or dolphin spotting in the dolphin-watching capital of Australia. Enjoy calm waters and the relaxed atmosphere of Port Stephens at our secluded Port Stephens YHA - perfect for your next weekend getaway.

  2. Cosy Corner Beach - Tallow's Beach

    Catch waves at Tallow's Beach or discover the hidden Cosy Corner Beach

    This baby is just as cute and warm as the name implies! At the very end of Tallow Beach, this little spot is protected from northerly winds producing ideal surf conditions. Roll out your towel onto the sand, get comfy on the beach and watch the hang-gliders swooping from overhead, or head into the water for an incredible surf!

    If you still gotta learn to catch a wave, or forgotten your board - Cape Byron YHA and Byron Bay YHA have your back! They've got board hire, surf lessons, and dedicated surf camps to get you throwing shakas and talkin' bout breaks in no time.

  3. Horseshoe Beach

    Bring your doggo to Horseshoe Beach in Newcastle!

    Two word for you: dog. friendly. The only dog friendly beach in Newcastle, this may not be the most seculuded beach on the east coast, but we all could use some puppy love! Horseshoe is a lovely long beach, so there's plenty of space to stretch out once you're done meeting all your new friends.

    Bring your four legged friend down to the water to make some mates, or if you're missing your own precious doggo, wander down from Newcastle Beach YHA and get ready to have some cuddles. 

  4. Moonee Beach

    Kangaroos at Moonee Beach - Hidden NSW Beaches

    Located a little north of tourist hotspot, Coffs Harbour, Moonee Beach is a beautiful change of place where you can expect to meet some of our favourite marsupials if you head down during dawn or dusk. This one's a fantastic stop off between Port Macquarie and Byron Bay - drop by this gem and you'll feel like you're escaping to another place entirely.

    Hang out with some 'roos or relax in the shallow waters, perfect for the not-so-confident swimmer, or little ones. There's a cafe, takeaway and a playground, so pack just what you need, and you can pick up the rest when you get there!
  5. Pittwater Beach

    Book out your own private beach at Pittwater YHA

    If you're looking for secluded, you can't beat Pitty - you have to catch a ferry to get out to the Pittwater YHA, and if you're really wanting some quality alone time, you can book the YHA for exclusive use. Kayak out into the calm waters to clear your head, or relax in the hammocks with ocean views. There's plenty of beach around, so you'll be sure to find a spot to call your own and get comfy!

Keen to head to the beach but not sure where to start? Let us do the work for you with our custom East Coast Package, all you've gotta do is choose your fave spots, and we'll do the rest!

    Port Stephens YHA
    Port Stephens YHA
    Gorgeous beaches, lush bushland, stunning bay and sea views and a great chill-out spot - that's Port Stephens and its award-winning YHA.
    Byron Bay - Cape Byron YHA
    Byron Bay - Cape Byron YHA
    Cape Byron YHA is the perfect place to kick back and relax after a day in the surf. Just across the road from the beach - bike and boogie board hire is available.
    Byron Bay - Byron Bay YHA
    Byron Bay - Byron Bay YHA
    Looking for the perfect place to relax? Byron Bay YHA is a tropical oasis - central to cafes, restaurants, local bars and Byron Beach.
    Newcastle Beach YHA
    Newcastle Beach YHA
    Opposite Newcastle Beach, and right in the centre of town, this friendly YHA is perfect for travellers looking for affordable accommodation.
    Sydney, Pittwater Eco YHA
    Sydney, Pittwater Eco YHA
    This property is perfect for those wishing to get out of the city without actually leaving Sydney! Pittwater Eco YHA is nestled on the hillside of Morning Bay in Ku-ring-gai National Park.
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