New South Wales’ Mid North Coast is a haven for beach lovers. With countless magnificent, uncrowded beaches to explore, you’ll never be bored.
GemLife Rainbow Beach is located in the peaceful coastal town of Lake Cathie and is surrounded by a number of spectacular worldclass beaches.
Tucked between a pair of rocky headlands, the 500-metre long stretch of golden sand and rolling blue waters is sheltered from the wind and is the perfect beach for a dip in the water year-round. With beautiful views and a number of fabulous cafes and restaurants nearby, Flynns Beach is the ideal destination for a sunrise coffee or sunset cocktail on the sand. The beach is rarely crowded and there is plenty of street parking.
Lighthouse Beach is one of the most beautiful and unique beaches in New South Wales. The seven-kilometre stretch of beach is the ultimate destination for a seaside stroll or, if you’re looking for something unique, a camel ride. The historic Tacking Point Lighthouse offers sweeping views along the coastline. From the lighthouse, you can walk all the way into town along the coast and across several beautiful beaches. Dolphin and whale sightings are a regular occurrence.
If you’re looking for seaside adventure and excitement, look no further than Rainbow Beach. This secluded beach is a local favourite for surfing, paragliding, fishing and four-wheel driving. Four-wheel drive access is located between Middle Rock Road and Duchess Creek. Middle Rock Point on Rainbow Beach is also a fishing hotspot with tremendous gutters and a low rock platform to fish for tailor, whiting, bream and mulloway. There is a car park located beach-side and the northern end of the beach is dog-friendly. Rainbow Beach is one of the best kept local secrets.
Wash House Beach
One of eight dog-friendly beaches in the area, Wash House Beach is beloved by people and pets alike. Gentle, rolling waves perfect for swimming, vast stretches of golden sand that go for miles, and magnificent soaring sea eagles are guaranteed. But what Wash House Beach is most well-known for is its fascinating rock platforms, intertidal rocks and intricate rock pools. It is one of the most diverse rock platforms in New South Wales. To make this beach even more appealing, parking is readily available at the Pilot Beach car park less than a five-minute walk away.
The Mid North Coast has a staggering number of magnificent beaches, each with something unique to offer. Other beaches in the region include Town Beach, Oxley Beach, Rocky Beach, Grants Beach and Dunbogan Beach to name a few.