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The Best Beach Accommodation in NSW for a Blissed-Out Escape

Craving a weekend by the ocean? Close to Sydney but far enough to feel like you've escaped, here is the best beach accommodation in NSW.

Boathouse Patonga

Dreaming of soft, golden sands? There’s no need to jet off to far-flung places when some of the most beautiful coastal towns in the world are within our glorious state, and only a few hour's drive from Sydney. 

From national parklands and rugged rainforests to charming fishing towns and surfing hotspots, there's a coastal getaway to suit every traveller.

Kick back and settle into one of these beautiful beachside staycations as we round up the best beach accommodation in NSW.

Blueys Beach (Image Credit: @bythesea.aerialphotography)

The Best Beach Accommodation in NSW: Pacific Palms

Blueys Retreat

Set in a village environment, Blueys Retreat offers luxury accommodation with spectacular coastal views where you can choose from one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas.

With everything you need for the ultimate city escape… pool, spa, tennis court, clubhouse and dining, it's not hard to see why this is one of our fave picks for the best beach accommodation in NSW.

285 Boomerang Drive, Blueys Beach

Avoca Beach

The Best Beach Accommodation in NSW: Avoca Beach

Avoca Palms Resort

Only a few hundred metres away from the water, enjoy beautiful views of Avoca Beach and the lake from Avoca Palms Resort. Choose from two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartments, and enjoy all the resort amenities. We're talking pool, spa, sauna and gym. Bliss.

194 Avoca Drive, Avoca Beach

Crescent Head (Image Credit: @visitnsw)

The Best Beach Accommodation in NSW: Crescent Head


Appease your inner traveller and escape to the Mediterranean - no passport required. Next to one of Australia's best-kept coastal secrets, this is a unique urban stay.

With an impressive array of lodging options ranging from penthouses to holiday containers (yes, it's actually a container), you're in for a one-of-a-kind experience regardless of budget with The MED.

La Costa Cantina will keep you well-fed with tasty Mexican bites and cocktails that are guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit.

From lounging by the pool to catching waves at Crescent Head Beach, this seaside escape is postcard-perfect. 

35 Pacific Street, Crescent Head NSW 

Big Hill Beach Cottages

As far as the best beach accommodation in NSW goes, Big Hill Beach Cottages do not put a foot wrong. A slice of secluded paradise just a stone's throw away from the beach, the six well-appointed cabins provide a relaxing and peaceful escape.

Situated on 6.4 hectares of land, there's a tennis court, rolling lawns, fire pits and a communal outdoor BBQ area.

1010 Point Plomer Road, Crescent Head

Palm Beach

The Best Beach Accommodation in NSW: Palm Beach

Jonah’s Restaurant & Boutique Hotel

It’s pure indulgence at this luxurious coastal boutique hotel. Jonah’s showcases all the beauty of the peninsula, with deluxe retreat rooms that come complete with a private balcony and stunning ocean views.

69 Bynya Road, Whale Beach

The Boathouse Hotel Patonga

If you seek an extraordinary retreat, take a brief journey from Palm Beach to discover The Boathouse Hotel Patonga. This coastal escape, infused with an abundance of beachy charm, forms an iconic cornerstone of Patonga village.

The Boathouse Hotel provides three self-contained, apartment-style accommodations situated above the premises. Choose from one-, two-, or three-bedroom apartments, each bathed in natural light and furnished with barefoot-luxe interiors.

Additionally, each features a private balcony that overlooks the picturesque Patonga Bay. When a tranquil seaside getaway beckons, The Boathouse Hotel Patonga stands ready to be your idyllic escape.

6-8 Patonga Drive, Patonga

Bells at Killcare

The Best Beach Accommodation in NSW: Killcare

Bells at Killcare

Situated in the heart of the Bells at Killcare Hotel, Bells Restaurant is spread throughout the elegant dining room, bar, and al fresco veranda which takes advantage of the venue’s stunning garden views.

Locally harvested seafood and produce grown on-site ensures the restaurant’s sustainable philosophy and the awarded wine list is worthy of attention. 

When it comes to resting well each evening, this is where you will be treated to some of the best beach accommodation in NSW.

Surrounded by a gorgeous, rugged coastline, the multi-award-winning Bells at Killcare looks like something straight from a postcard. Made up of a series of beautiful luxury cottages, elegant villas and lavish suites – you will never want to leave!

107 Scenic Road, Killcare Heights


The Best Beach Accommodation in NSW: Mollymook

Bannisters by the Sea

The once-sleepy town of Mollymook is now a bona fide holiday hotspot thanks to Bannisters By The Sea, a gorgeous, 34-room luxury hotel overlooking the beach.

It’s a coastal-chic escape, with a rooftop infinity pool, day spa, and nautical rooms designed by Collette Dinnigan. If you’re in the mood to treat yourself, book the Spa Retreat room, which has an outdoor Jacuzzi.

191 Mitchell Parade, Mollymook

Jervis Bay

The Best Beach Accommodation in NSW: Jervis Bay

Paperbark Camp

Glamping at its most luxurious, this safari-style retreat is in the heart of the bush, featuring 12 canvas tents each with a bed, ensuite (and in the deluxe rooms, a bath), hardwood deck and wrap-around verandah.

The tents also feature roll-up walls, so you can decide how much you want to bring Mother Nature in.

571 Woollamia Road, Woollamia

Loving our list of the best beach accommodation in NSW and looking for more travel inspiration? Plan your next getaway with the best romantic retreatstreehouse stays, and lake house lodging in Australia.

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