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‘Sunny Sawtell’ is an attractive beachside town just 10 kilometres south of Coffs Harbour. This cosmopolitan seaside village has always been a favourite destination with visitors thanks to its pretty setting between two headlands, an attractive main street with great cafes and restaurants that are just a stroll from the popular swimming and surfing beach, and easy access to creeks and a National Park.

Sawtell’s First Avenue is characterised by the huge Moreton Bay fig trees in the colourful garden dividing the street. They protect and shelter not just the benches underneath but the entire main street. Take your time exploring the many specialty shops and boutiques as well as the Aboriginal Art Gallery along this charming street.

The Sawtell RSL provides plenty of entertainment options, while your dining choices are endless with anything from spicy Thai, Indian and traditional Chinese to fresh local seafood and modern Australian cuisine.

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Solitary Island Coastal Walk

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Explore Sawtell's Highlights

Local favourite breaks

Learn to surf or bring your own board as Sawtell Island is one of the top 10 surfing spots on the 75k km Coffs coastline.

You will find some good peaks and during larger swells make the most of the sandback between the headland and reef, otherwise known as Sawtell Island toward the southern end of the beach, culminating in long and fast right breaks.

A secret little swimming spot, safe for the littlies and a lovely rockpool on the southern side of the headland are also available.


Boutique shopping

If you enjoy some good retail therapy then look out for First Avenue lined with the boutique and unique.

From clothing to art pieces, jewellery to bicycles, there is somethiig for everyone and when you are exhausted from shopping, relax in one of the top cafe’s, restaurants and bars – there are a dozen to choose from.