4 NSW Coastal Towns Where You Can Buy a Home For Under $500k

June 23, 2022
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We all know getting our hands on a beachfront home is a total fantasy, let alone in one of the cool NSW coastal towns. From the glamorous bohemian culture in Byron Bay, to the lovely Port Macquarie, the NSW north coast is no stranger to pristine seaside cities.

But if you’re on a budget and dreaming of a stunning coastline, we’ve got you covered. Here are 4 NSW coastal towns where you can get your hands on a property for under $500,000.

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Tomakin, New South Wales

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House for sale in Tomakin NSW
  • Price guide: $440,000
  • Median house price: $900,000

The town of Tomakin NSW is a small seaside village style town on the state’s southern coast. Tomakin weather is mostly sunny, staying temperate even throughout the winter season. What’s so cherished in this town is a protected sandy cove that kayakers and beginner snorkelers adore.

This adorable villa is located located in the popular Barling’s Beach Holiday Park. Coming fully furnished, you also get a spacious kitchen, large living area and a modern bathroom. Those who love thy neighbour will also love the cosy, communal setting this area offers.

Nambucca Heads, New South Wales

House for sale in Nambucca Heads NSW
  • Price guide: $429,000
  • Median house price: $600,000

This picturesque beachfront community, which can be found nested in Nambucca Valley, is all sea and local produce. So if you’re looking for a place so slow the pace, this might be it. A little lesser known destinations on the NSW north coast, you instantly feel the low-key culture it offers.

The town is on Gumbaynggirr land which extends across the Pacific coast and north through to the Clarence River.

We’ve uncovered a charming house with a north-facing backyard—perfect for gathering with friends over a barbecue. Located near the waterside, this villa offers privacy and calm within a boutique complex.

You’re also close to the Nambucca Plaza, local beaches and the Nambucca Heads Island Golf Club. One of the best beach towns in the state!

South West Rocks, New South Wales

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House for sale in South West Rocks NSW
  • Price guide: $495,000
  • Median house price: $707,500

South West Rocks is another beachfront destination that has something for everyone. It’s another reason why this NSW coastal town is so popular amongst local and international travellers. It has it all—from an up and coming dining scene, to adrenaline-pumping adventure activities and a pristine sandy beach to do a coastal walk along.

Also becoming more desirable amongst investors, this town has an awesome opportunity for under $500k. This 2-bedroom terrace home is just minutes away from the waters of the gorgeous Horseshoe Bay. Our favourite part of the house? The private covered timber deck outdoor area where we envision the coolest home office set up.

Want to get to know the community? You’re super close to the local Country Club and Seabreeze Beach Hotel, boutique stores, alfresco restaurants, and trendy cafes.

Batemans Bay, New South Wales

nsw coastal towns
Batemans Bay house for sale
  • Price guide: $420,000
  • Median house price: $620,000

Last but not least is the regional beach town of Batemans Bay. You’re about four hours south of Sydney by car, with the gorgeous and safe beaches by the Pacific Ocean that the whole family will love. Whether you’re a surfer, diver, fishing enthusiast or simply love nature, this town has it all.

The local community is super friendly, with the old charm of the fishing village still remaining. Many will tout the efficiency of the public transport system, even for one of the smaller beach towns.

When it comes to this Batemans Bay house for sale, you won’t be disappointed. It sits in a complex offering a lovely swimming pool and communal areas. The home itself feature open plan living and front and rear balconies to take in the cool beachside breeze.

Looking for more homes in NSW coastal towns?

From the south coast to the east and across the central coast, we’ve discovered the prettiest beach towns in the country. Whether you’re into beach hopping or planning on whale watching with some fish and chips in hand, you’ll find Australia’s rugged coastline the perfect destination, for holiday homes and residences alike.

If you want to check out the beach towns in Perth, Western Australia, or further down the Southern Hemisphere, browse our properties and find your next dream home on Soho.

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