5 Reasons to Stay at Racecourse Beach During Winter

Racecourse Beach is perfect for a winter escape.

Top Five Reasons you need to Spend Winter at Racecourse Beach

Most Australians would hit the ski slopes or travel up north for their winter escape. However, New South Wales south coast is one of the best kept secrets for a winter holiday.

Racecourse Beach offers the perfect setting with beautiful scenic beaches and bushland, cosy and romantic wineries and restaurants, and the perfect surfing conditions. Racecourse Beach is on the outskirts of Bawley Point Don’t hibernate this winter, come out and explore the beautiful Racecourse Beach.  

1. Best time of year for whale watching

Winter is one of the best times of year to spot the majestic Humpback Whale.

Between May and November, more than 30,000 whales make their way across the south coast of New South Wales.  You can catch a glimpse of these magnificent creatures at Snapper Point Lookout which is about a seven-minute drive from Racecourse Beach.

The winter waters glisten in the sun as they come to life with whales playing as they pass through. It’s also the perfect spot to see dolphins, eagles, falcons, and other sea birds. If you prefer to get a little closer, there are whale watching cruises that set sail from nearby Jervis Bay.

2. Gnarly surfing

Whether you’re an amateur surfer or pro, you’re going to love paddling out in the waves at Racecourse beach during winter. The ocean temperature in the south coast stays at a warm 18 degrees year-round and the swell tends to be better during winter.

The waves will be less crowded with fellow surfers but more crowded with a few friendly dolphins. You may even catch a glimpse of a humpback in the distance. So, grab your winter wetsuit, your board, and surfs up.

3. Beat the crowds

Swap the summer heat and crowds for a cool winter breeze and serenity.

The beaches, national parks, hiking trails and other tourist attractions will be less crowded during winter. Picture a romantic picnic in a quiet bush setting or a family game of beach cricket without another person on site. It’s the perfect opportunity to get out in nature in solitude and connect with this glorious part of Australia.   

4. It can be more affordable

Travelling during winter can be kinder to your wallet. Quite often accommodation, national park entry fees, and other tourist attractions will be slightly cheaper during the low season.

That’s more money in your pocket to spend elsewhere on your winter escape. With the money you save you could take the kids to nearby Mogo Zoo or indulge in a some wine tasting at Bawley Vale Estate.  

5. Bushwalking & hiking

You can still bushwalk and hike the beautiful trails around Racecourse Beach during the summer, but how pleasant would it be without the summer sun blasting down on your neck, flies buzzing around your head, and not to mention those nasty little blood-sucking ticks.

Racecourse Beach is surrounded by beautiful national parks to explore. Take the coastal track from the beach through Murramarang National Park to see the Spotted Gum Trees that stand tall along the coastline. Take a walk over to Pebbly Beach to visit the resident kangaroos grazing the grass nearby or hopping along the beach.

Where to stay?

The best Bawley Point accommodation is the Tasman Holiday Parks – Racecourse Beach. Offering a wide range of modern self-contained accommodation, caravan and camping options – you will find something to suit all travel styles and budgets.

It is conveniently located to eat, play, and stay in comfort. Whether you choose to stay here during winter or summer, Racecourse Beach has something for everyone.