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!
Fingal Beach, Port Stephens
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.
Cosy Corner Beach - Tallow's 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.
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 YHAand get ready to have some cuddles.
Located where Moonee Beach and Moonee Creek meet, get ready to meet some of our favourite marsupials if you head down during dawn or dusk. Just pop into the car and head down 15 minutes from Coffs Harbour YHA, 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!
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!
From $31 per night
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.
Due to the current Covid-19 emergency, and restrictions on travel, Cape Byron YHA will be closed from 1 April 2020 but Byron Bay YHA remains open and all current and future guests will be transferred there.