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Alyssa Tresider
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The Best Beaches in New South Wales.

There are so many beautiful beaches in NSW all the way along the coast. From secluded spots to tourist hotspots, there are beaches in New South Wales to suit everyone. This guide aims to make road trip travel itinerary planning a little easier as we detail the top beach spots in NSW and some fantastic holiday parks to stay at.

Plus, with Apollo Camper branches conveniently located around Australia, holidaying in a campervan hire will be your new preferred way to see the sights thanks to its flexibility, freedom and ease!


What’s New South Wales known for?

New South Wales is known for many things, but its stunning coastline is definitely one of the most celebrated. From the iconic Bondi Beach, which attracts millions of visitors every year, to the pristine beaches of Byron Bay, which are some of the most beautiful and unspoiled in the world, NSW boasts some of the best beach destinations in Australia. 

But it’s not just about the best beaches in New South Wales. There is a rich cultural heritage, with world-class museums, galleries, and historical sites, as well as the vibrant city of Sydney, which offers a wide range of dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Whether you are a nature lover, a culture vulture, or simply someone who loves to relax and soak up the sun, New South Wales has something for everyone making it a great destination for an Australian road trip in a campervan or motorhome.


What’s the best way to explore the beaches of New South Wales?

If you're looking to explore the stunning beaches of New South Wales, campervan hire is one of the best ways to do it. With a campervan, have the freedom to travel at your own pace, stopping wherever and whenever you like to take in the sights, sounds, and smells of this beautiful state. 

Campervan hire also offers a range of other benefits, such as the ability to cook your own meals, stay in comfortable accommodation wherever you go, and avoid the hassle and expense of renting a car and booking hotels. With an Apollo Camper, have everything you need in one place to explore the beaches NSW in comfort and style. Apollo Campers have a range of campervans to choose from to suit your needs and have branches conveniently located around Australia, including a Sydney rental branch, making picking up and dropping off your camper a breeze.

Image: Destination NSW


The best beaches in NSW

1. Bondi Beach, Sydney

One of the most famous and iconic beaches in New South Wales is Bondi Beach in Sydney. If you're travelling by campervan, easily park in the designated area and enjoy all that the area has to offer. Bondi Beach is a bustling and vibrant destination, with golden sand, crystal-clear waters, and plenty of activities and attractions to keep visitors entertained. From swimming and surfing to shopping and dining, Bondi Beach has something for everyone, making it a great family-friendly place to visit in Sydney.

Where to stay near Bondi Beach

When it comes to places to stay in a campervan near Bondi Beach, the BIG4 Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park, is a great choice. It’s located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney so makes it a great base for all your Sydney road trip adventures. Find spacious campsites, great amenities and an ideal location beside Narrabeen Lake and within walking distance of Narrabeen Beach (a bonus one on this list!), cafes and eateries.


2. Byron Bay Main Beach

Another must-visit beach in New South Wales is Main Beach in Byron Bay. Main Beach is a beautiful destination, with clear blue waters, white sand, and a relaxed, laid-back atmosphere. It's a popular spot for swimming, surfing, walking and enjoying the sunshine which makes it a great choice for couples and families looking for things to do. From the beach wander up to the streets where you’ll find plenty of cafes, restaurants, and shops to enjoy, as well as a vibrant nightlife. Plus, if you time your trip right, enjoy the Byron Bay Markets that are held on the first Sunday of every month.

Where to stay near Byron Bay Main Beach (H4) 

There are a few options to stay at in Byron Bay, but one we love to book into is the First Sun Holiday Park, located just a short walk away from Main Beach. With a great proximity to the beach and shops, as well as modern amenities and great campsites, this holiday park will be a great base for your Byron Bay travels.


3. Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay

Hyams Beach in Jervis Bay is next up and for good reason. Hyams Beach is known for its calm waters and white sand, which have earned it a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the beach with the whitest sand in the world! Whether you enjoy a long walk on the beach or splash in the calm clear waters, we’re sure you’ll love this addition to a road trip travel itinerary. The area is also surrounded by beautiful natural bushland, making it a great place for enjoying a hike through nature.

Where to stay near Hyams Beach

If you're looking for a place to stay near Hyams Beach, consider Jervis Bay Holiday Park. This family-friendly and pet friendly holiday park is situated right on the waterway and has a range of facilities such as a tennis court, swimming pool and playground.


4. Manly Beach, Sydney

Manly Beach is another stunning destination that should be on your list when exploring the best beaches in NSW. This beach, on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, is a popular spot for swimming, surfing, and sunbathing, and plenty of family-friendly activities for the whole family to enjoy. Those craving a picnic by the sea are in luck with plenty of spots to set up at, and plenty of great local eateries and cafes that are just a short walk away on the Manly Corse. 

Where to stay near Manly Beach

A short drive away is the BIG4 Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park, which is also in great proximity to Manly Beach. This holiday park is a fantastic choice when looking for places to stay in your campervan or motorhome in Sydney.


5. Palm Beach, Sydney

Another gem on the Northern Beaches is Palm Beach, which we think is one of the most picturesque and charming beaches in New South Wales. Palm Beach is located on a narrow peninsula, surrounded by sparkling blue waters and rolling dunes and hills. People flock here to swim, sunbathe, surf or walk along the shoreline to take in the views. Nearby there is also a lighthouse walk that offers spectacular panoramic views of the area, a must-do when visiting Palm Beach. There are some wonderful eateries and cafes in the area serving up delicious fresh seafood and other bites, or set up a picnic on the grassy areas overlooking the ocean to enjoy the views.

Where to stay near Palm Beach

Again, the BIG4 Sydney Lakeside Holiday Park is a great place to stay when travelling in a campervan in Sydney and the Northern Beaches. With all you need to keep the family comfortable and entertained, we’re sure you’ll want to extend your stay here so you can continue to enjoy all that Sydney has to offer.

Image: Destination NSW


6. Seven Mile Beach, Shoalhaven

The final spot on our list of the best beaches in NSW is Seven Mile Beach in Shoalhaven. Seven Mile Beach is a stunning stretch of sand that runs for, as the name suggests, seven miles. Enjoy swimming, surfing, and fishing, or one of the many walking trails and picnic areas nearby, making it a great family-friendly road trip destination. 

Where to stay near Seven Mile Beach

If you're looking for a place to stay near Seven Mile Beach, check out Seven Mile Beach Caravan Park. This holiday park is the perfect base for your adventures in the area and has all you need for a great stay including spacious campsites and modern amenities.


Ready for your next adventure?

With so many incredible beaches to be explored and activities to be enjoyed, a road trip in NSW will be one for the memory books. You can find more inspiration and travel ideas to make your travel planning all the easier. Now all you need to do is book a campervan hire with Apollo, and start exploring Australia today.

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