Coast-Accommodation lists properties around Australia's coastline that are within 15 kilometres of a beach. All you have to do is click on their map to choose the region you are interested in or use the quick search to find your holiday.
Robin Eyre is the Web author and manager of the Coast-Accommodation website, as well as owning and running Avoca Valley Bed & Breakfast.
Their listings include self-contained apartments, units, flats, town houses and villas for those who wish to cater for themselves. Some include pool, spa, gymnasium and health treatments. Holiday houses are traditional homes and are self-contained. Cottages are smaller, single storey and usually close to the water.
Resorts are set in spacious grounds and offer a large range of facilities, activities, restaurant and bar. Hotels are licensed, single or multi-storey, providing meals and other services, depending upon their star rating. Boutique hotels are small properties with an enhanced level of service, intimate atmosphere and stylish decor.
Cabins, chalets and bungalows are small, self-contained budget accommodation, sometimes in a tourist park or property close to water. Motels and motor inns have convenient parking and usually have a restaurant and bar area.
Guest houses and B&Bs may be traditional home-stay or purpose-built. They may have private ensuites or shared bathroom facilities and serve cooked breakfast or supplies.
Caravan parks provide powered and unpowered sites for tents or vans. Some even have ensuite facilities. There are communal cooking, laundry and bathroom facilities.
Holiday parks have a greater range of accommodation options such as cabins, chalets and bungalows, some with ensuite or spa facilities. Usually set in attractive grounds, some have playground, pool, small store and children's activities.
Backpackers, bunkhouses and lodges have basic requirements for budget travellers. They usually have bunks or beds, communal kitchen, dining, lounge and bathroom facilities.
Boats, cruisers and yachts are well worth considering. They range from budget to luxury and can be self or professionally skippered.
Robin Eyre is the brains behind Coast-Accommodation, as well as owning, with her husband, Avoca Valley Boutique B&B. This is a beautifully appointed escape for couples. Guest suites are air-conditioned and include marble ensuite, spa bath, lounge area, private terraces and private entrance. A gas log fire in the library keeps you snug in winter and gourmet breakfast is served at tables for two. There are games, books, DVDs and CDs, port and chocolate each evening and a good choice of eating places within walking distance.
Beachfront Escape is just 10 paces from the golden sands of Wamberal Beach. It has sweeping views of Norah Head in the south and Terrigal Skillion.
The three-bedroom apartment comfortably accommodates up to six. The main bedroom has a king bed and the ensuite has a tranquil Japanese soak bath. Quality Egyptian cotton linen and towels are provided.
The kitchen is self-contained, right down to an integrated coffee machine, but if you want to get out of the kitchen, it's a five-minute stroll to Terrigal with its many restaurants.