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Beach House: NSW's Most Beautiful Coastal Stays

For your next holiday, these are the NSW beach houses you should consider booking.

There is nothing like a relaxing weekend by the beach. Whether it is a romantic weekend, digital detox or a group trip, who doesn't love the sun, surf and sand for the ultimate (and iconic) Aussie holiday. 

To take your next vacation to Instagram-worthy heights, we have found stunning holiday homes all along the east coast. For a relaxing getaway by the coast, check out the most beautiful beach houses in NSW for your next weekend trip.

Talm Beach House

Luxurious yet laid-back, Anna Bay's newest holiday home truly has it all. Talm Beach House sleeps ten, making it perfect for a group trip, and boasts wide, open spaces, from the living room to the private courtyard which backs onto the beach.

The panoramic ocean views are taken to the next level with the grand floor to ceiling windows, fully immersing you and your guests in coastal living. If that wasn't enough, the impeccable styling will elevate your experience and the wine cellar is a unique feature of the home worth checking out.

From $3,200 (minimum two-night stay)

8a Birubi Lane, Anna Bay

The Archer House

The Archer House is the Northern Beaches weekender. A striking home right on the beachfront, it’s won awards for its minimalist steel, glass and concrete design. It flows over two levels: the top floor is dedicated to entertaining, with a fully equipped kitchen, dining and living room, courtyard, and balcony overlooking the water. Downstairs, there are four bedrooms, including a kid’s room with its own lounge area.

From $2,500 for two nights (minimum stay)

Whale Beach

Copacabana Beach House

The Copacabana Beach House is the perfect romantic getaway on the Central Coast. Just over an hour’s drive from the city, the serene outlook and peaceful surrounds will you make feel you are days away from Sydney. Although this is a coastal stay, don't feel you need to book this gorgeous beach house in summer. The wood fireplace and warming outdoor firepit make it an even cosier stay in winter. 

From $450 per night

Copacabana  (exact location shared upon booking)

Salt at Shoal Bay

Salt at Shoal Bay is everything you can dream of when it comes to a modern beach house — it’s got a sleek, modern design, it’s been styled impeccably, and of course, it sits directly across a white, sandy beach. The property itself is located within Shoal Bay, a small, coastal town of Port Stephens, and has been split into three different luxury accommodation options, including ‘Ground Floor’ (sleeps 10), ‘Upper Level’ (sleeps 11), and a separate black freestanding cottage named ‘The Cottage’ (sleeps 6). Ideal for large groups and families, each option holds standout features of their own, such as a private backyard deck, an outdoor shower, and an entertaining area complete with its own dedicated bar.

Ground Floor: From $1,122 per night (sleeps 10)

Upper LevelFrom $1,404 per night (sleeps 11)

The CottageFrom $932 per night (sleeps 6)

Macmasters Beach House

This luxe four-bedroom designer retreat is as idyllic as it gets. It’s quintessentially Australian, with a coastal-chic fitout, open-plan living areas, and a deck that overlooks the ocean. Picture this: watching the sunset with your lover over a bottle of Prosecco.

From $900 per night (Minimum 3 days)

Macmasters Beach (exact location shared upon booking)

The Cape

Another South Coast gem, The Cape is steps from Culburra Beach. The Hamptons-style holiday house sleeps 12 people across six bedrooms. After a day at the beach, come back for a BBQ and a storytelling session around the fire pit. Oh, and this property doesn’t have WiFi, making it the perfect place for that much-needed digital detox.

The Marina, Culburra Beach

‘Bellevue’ at Avalon

Delivering a masterclass in contemporary coastal style, this exquisite holiday home looks as if it were pulled from the pages of a design magazine.  Completed in 2021, this luxury holiday house offers the perfect indoor/outdoor living flow with an showstopping pool and a beautifully styled garden. From the chefs' kitchen, a 20-seater Silestone dining table, wood fireplace, separate cabana and heated mineral pool, you’ll want to invite all your mates.

Avalon Beach, Northern Beaches

Beach House Gerroa - Abbie Melle
Beach House Gerroa - Abbie Melle
Beach House Gerroa

This chic South Coast home combines laidback coastal style and luxury finishings to deliver the ultimate beach house experience. Beach House Gerroa boasts four-bedrooms that sleep up to ten people, making it the perfect group getaway spot. The spacious open-plan living area that flows onto a balcony with uninterrupted views of Seven Mile Beach is where you’ll be when you’re not soaking in the hot tub or out exploring the local area. As the sun sets and the air gets crisp, fire up the BBQ for a wholesome feast while you relax in front of one of the sandstone fireplaces.

From $1400 per night

64 Burke Parade, Gerroa

Little Black Shack

Torn between a cosy cabin or a quaint seaside shack? The Little Black Shack may just be the perfect combination of both. And what’s more, it’s only an hour’s drive from Sydney, near famous Palm Beach. You’ll need to catch an old timber ferry to reach this whimsical retreat. This place scores bonus points for those with a penchant for water sports – you have your pick of swimming, kayaking and snorkelling in the pristine waters of Mackerel Beach, just metres from the shack itself. 

From $800 per night (two-night minimum)

29 Ross Smith Parade, Great Mackerel Beach 

Anchor

This is the kind of lush beachside getaway that you'll never want to leave! Anchor in Avoca Beach is the perfect group holiday spot boasting four bedrooms, a short stroll to the sand and a dining table for 12. Well equipped and well-appointed, make the most of your stay by spending ample time down at the beach while the sun is out, and then cosying up next to the firepit come sundown. 

From $300 per night

The Round Drive, Avoca Beach