Luxury, relaxation, quiet & surfing beach! If those words get you going, then this is the place for you.
Sawtell is a seaside village, just six kilometres south of Coffs Harbour, which offers a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. It has safe surfing beaches to the east, unspoiled waterways, Bongil Bongil National Park to the north and south and scenic mountain ranges to the west.
The area was known as Bongil Bongil by Kumbaingeri Aboriginals, who lived off the local bounty of fish and game.
Sawtell on the Beach opened late in 2002 and can accommodate up to seven people. Bed configurations can be changed to suit the occupants.
There are three bathrooms, one with a double shower, one with spa and one with single shower enough for everyone when you come home from the beach with sand in your cozzie.
The television room is away from the main living area. This means the children can be set up far enough away from the adults to let everyone have some peace.
The owners can arrange a massage, a chef to come and prepare a meal in the house for you, bikes and surfboards.
Sawtell is close enough for little trips to Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and a sprinkling of other towns on the coast and inland to the New England area. There are many national parks, with Dorrigo the most popular.
The beach is very quiet compared to, say, Coffs Harbour and has both surf and sheltered parts, with lots of rockpools to fossick around in and a lagoon for swimming. There is a surf club and the beach is patrolled.
The town has supermarkets, banks, video, pharmacy and a marvellous range of quality cafés and restaurants. There is a quaint art deco cinema which everyone loves.
The main street is graced with a magnificent row of 100-year-old fig trees along its centre. Apart from being very attractive, they give welcome summer shade.
Watching the sun set from the headland over the mountains is a great thing to do.