Last Updated on August 12, 2022
Sandboarding has gained much popularity in New South Wales, especially across the sand dunes of Port Stephens in Stockton Beach where sand surfing has become a sought after tourist attraction. But there are plenty of other locations in NSW where sand boarding and sand sledding can be enjoyed across the region.
If you are looking for some sandboarding in Sydney look no further than the Cronulla Sand Dunes on the southern edge of the city, or keep going south for some beach fun in central coast with suitable dunes for sand surfing at Pebbly Beach and North Entrance Beach.
Sand Dunes of NSW
Cronulla Sand Dunes
The Cronulla Sand Dunes are the nearest sandboarding spot to Sydney, about half a hour drive south from the center of the city. These dunes are not very big but offer spectacular views to the city and ocean.
Pebbly Beach is on the Central Coast, NSW, Australia and is north of Soldiers Beach and south of Norah Head. Pebbly beach pretty much just consists of one very steep, very high sand dune.
This is a popular sandboarding spot, mostly with people who have homemade sandboards, bodyboards, cardboards and even “for sales” signs and similar! If you’re looking to do some tobogganing then this is the perfect dune; do be aware that the sand is soft, so it’s a hard walk back up, once you’ve made it to the bottom. There also isn’t a whole heap of variety if you’re looking at doing standup sandboaring.
North Entrance Beach
North Entrance is on the Central Coast, NSW, Australia and is across th bridge the Entrance of Lake Tuggerah. The dunes are all fairly small but have a good variety in them, so there are the real steep ones, the nice curvy ones and of course plenty of jumps.
Also being small means you don’t have to walk to far to get back up to the top of the dune. The northern dunes area is fairly deserted which means you generally have the whole place to yourself.
Stockton Beach, Port Stephens
Stockton Beach is a huge sand area stretching from the north of Newcastle to Anna Bay. This is one of the best spots in Australia for sandboarding, with plenty of massive sands dunes.
Some of them are reachable on foot from the beach, but it’s worth to hop on a sand duning tour to reach the taller and larger dunes that are only reachable by 4wd.
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