Here's Where to find NSW's Best Beaches All Year Long
Cosy Corner Beach - Byron Bay
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 - 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.
Horseshoe Beach - Newcastle
Two words 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.
Bondi Beach - Sydney
Bondi is iconic for a reason, and during the cooler months, the magic of this beach can be enjoyed without the summer tourists. You can never beat a sunrise at Bondi, and with local food and bevvies that are market-fresh, there's plenty of reasons to linger a little longer around town.
The whale watching season in Sydney runs from May-November, and if you're lucky, you can spot a pod or two from Ben Buckler Point.
Manly Beach - Sydney
Sydneysiders choose their beaches based on what side of 'the bridge' they're on. So for those north of the great Sydney Harbour Bridge, this one's for you! Manly Beach is the perfect spot for a catchup, a picnic, a surf or a hike... really, it's got it all! Head down The Corso to pick up whatever you need (sunscreen, hot chips, ice cream, a towel) and get comfy under the towering Norfolk Pines.
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.