Lobster Beach is a sheltered beach fringed with natural bushland, offering opportunities for picnicking, swimming, snorkelling, birdwatching, fishing and boating.
Top 10 beaches
Summer is the time to grab your swimmers and make a beeline for the beach, and you’re spoilt for choice in NSW’s coastal national parks. Claim the secluded shores of Lobster Beach in Bouddi National Park for yourself, or head south to the sapphire waters of Ben Boyd National Park which is dotted with swimming spots. If you love surfing, kayaking or canoeing, Cape Byron State Conservation Area and the Coffs Coast offer unbeatable water activities for a family beach holiday.
Your guide to beaches in NSW national parks
Tallow Beach is 3.2km from the heart of Byron Bay and a great place for swimming, birdwatching, whale watching, beach fishing, and just throwing down a towel to soak up the sun.
Bittangabee Bay, in Ben Boyd National Park, is a rocky enclosed bay with a small beach, offering secluded fishing, swimming, kayaking, birdwatching and whale watching.
Termeil Beach beckons you for a day of swimming, surfing, walking, picnicking and fishing in a secluded beach surrounded by coastal forest.
Just north of Middle Head in Sydney Harbour National Park, Cobblers Beach offers scenic water views, paddling, snorkelling and nude bathing.
For those into kayaking, canoeing or fishing, Moonee Creek canoe route is the ideal alternative way to enjoy the reserve. This pristine estuary is at the southern end of Moonee Beach.
Woolgoolga Beach and Headland has the best whale watching in the Coffs Region, plus great surfing, fishing and picnics and scenic views.
Remote and wild, Terrace Beach and Lennards Island is a 4WD getaway offering great fishing and spectacular scenic coastal views in Ben Boyd National Park, near Eden.
Pretty Beach picnic area offers dramatic coastal views, a tree-shaded picnic and barbecue spot, great fishing opportunities and several stunning walks.
1080 Beach in Eurobodalla National Park near Mystery Bay on the far south coast of NSW is a great spot for surfing, fishing and picnicking with a view.