The fact that New South Wales has a very long coastline and some of Australia's most beautiful beaches is one of the benefits of living there, and a major reason to plan your next trip to check out the plethora of stunning beaches on offer. While some of the beaches are already world-famous, others are still largely unknown and are great hidden gems when you’re looking for a relaxing and quiet beach day.
There are so many fantastic beaches in New South Wales that ranking a top 10 or top 15 would be impossible. However, we think that this ultimate list of 40 fantastic beaches below is a reasonable representative of the various beaches in NSW, that should be on your bucket list.
Australia is renowned for its beautiful beaches; did you know that it would take more than 27 years to see them all if you went to one beach a day! NSW is home to some of the best beaches in the nation, including some with pristine white sand (the whitest sand in the world! ), wide golden bays, and beaches tucked between rocky headlands. The vast majority of the beaches on our list are accessible by car, making them ideal for warm days when you don't want to exert too much effort.
Ultimate Guide to the Top 40 NSW Beaches
The actual number of beaches that make up NSW's 2000km of coastline is still up for debate, so rather than giving you an exact count, let's just say there are a lot! We have been planning road trips and staycations to fill our upcoming travel year. Here are our top 40 beaches in Sydney and New South Wales, listed from north to south. To make it easier for you to visit, a link to the beach's location on a map is provided beneath each listing or you can view all beaches in Google Maps here.