6 Insanely Dreamy Coastal Stays To Recharge 2 Hours from Sydney

Catherine Xi
July 7, 2021

From boutique hotels to farm cottages, here’s the list of the best hotels you need to check out for your next Coastal Escape out of Sydney. By Travis.



Regional New South Wales is home to some of the most stunning coastal destinations, many of which are only a couple hours from Sydney! For those looking to wind down and escape the rat race, here are 6 coastal NSW stays to kickstart your next beachy adventure.


Bedroom of The Bower with a queen bed and black and white furnishings


1. The Bower, Byron Bay

28 Bangalow Rd, Byron Bay. From $259.

The Bower is a hotel which combines the laidback ambience of Byron Bay with the classiness of a New York boutique. With a range of room sizes from small studios to whole house offerings, The Bower is suitable for you regardless of whether you’re a solo traveller or on a family trip. During your stay, you can float your worries away at the circular pool, and explore the cafes and restaurants of Byron Bay located only 15 minutes away!


Raes on Wategos (white triple-story hotel) surrounded by palm trees in front of a blue sky


2. Raes on Wategos, Byron Bay

6/8 Marine Parade, Byron Bay. From $650.

Originally constructed as a kiosk in the 1960s, Raes on Wategos has evolved over the last sixty years into one of Australia’s most iconic beachfront hotels. With its luxurious spa, Mediterranean-inspired restaurant and soothing decor, Raes offers an unforgettable experience for even the most seasoned traveller.


A couple dipping their feet in Heartwood Farm's circular pool while facing farms and meadows


3. Heartwood Farm, Byron Bay

498 Binna Burra Rd, Federal. From $375.

There may not be a heaven on earth, but this stay is pretty close. Nestled within a 100 acre cattle farm on the banks of the Wilson River, Heartwood Farm is a luxury cottage perfectly suited for the slow traveller looking for a peaceful escape. Spend days taking baths, fishing and strolling through meadows and live up your farmland fantasy!


Living area of the Courtyard House which features a grey couch, minimalistic design and extends directly into the rugged outdoor landscape


4. The Courtyard House, Hawks Nest

Hawks Nest. From $475.

If you want a property that seamlessly blends in with the outdoors, the Courtyard House located in the quiet town of Hawks Nest is for you. Designed by award-winning architects, this house has no real front and back and interacts with the rural landscape on all sides. Situated minutes away from two major beaches and the local village, this stay is perfect for your next off-the-grid adventure!

Exterior of the Nest at Blue Bay (white-coloured house) which is surrounded by plants


5. Nest At Blue Bay, Blue Bay

96 Bay Rd, Blue Bay. From $201.

Our next stay is for all the couples out there! Located on the the cusp of two spectacular beaches - Blue Bay and Toowoon Bay, Nest at Blue Bay is the answer for everyone planning their next romantic getaway. With its pristine location and stylish amenities, you can start the day off by relaxing in the freestanding terrazzo bathtub, and spend the afternoon dining at By the Bay Cafe and Ocean Restaurant located only five minutes away! 


Dining space of Pebbly Beach Escape which features wooden furniture and connects directly to the outdoor beach


6. Pebbly Beach Escape, Pebbly Beach

Lot 115 Pebbly Beach Access Rd, Pebbly Beach. From $234.

Pebbly Beach Escape is perhaps the embodiment of pure bliss. Nestled between spotted gum trees and overlooking the crystal clear waters of the local beach, this property allows you to experience the luxuriousness of a hotel stay while remaining fully immersed in nature. From just $234, you can relax by the coastline, trek through nature and get intimate with the local wildlife, what’s not to love!


That's a wrap on the 6 best coastal stays in NSW we're itching to escape to!

Remember to stay safe and up to date with COVID-19 restrictions where you are. For more inspiration, check out our most recent blogs on 7 Roadtrip Guides for your Next Weekend Escape out of Sydney and 9 Regional Victorian Stays Worthy of your $200 Travel Voucher.

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