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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.

Terrace Beach and Lennards Island, Ben Boyd National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Your guide to beaches in NSW national parks

Tallow Beach, Arakwal National Park. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government

Tallow Beach

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.

Free. Free park entry.
Arakwal National Park in North Coast
People walking along the sand at Bittangabee Bay. Photo: John Spencer/OEH

Bittangabee Bay

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.

Free. Park entry fees apply.
Green Cape area in South Coast
Termeil Beach, Meroo National Park. Photo: M Makeham