Sawtell beach stretches for 2.1 kilometres along the coastline adjacent to Sawtell village, with Boambee Headland to the north and Bonville Headland to the south. The beach’s primary access point is from Sawtell Surf Life Saving Club, but access can also be gained from both headlands as well as via designated walking tracks through the dune area. Sawtell Surf Life Saving Club (SSLSC) was established in 1932, and has steadily grown over the years to become the very active club that it is today. Membership now includes 159 Patrolling Members and 140 Nippers, as well as other Life Members, Long Service Members and Associate Members. The club is a central part of the community, keeping both locals and visitors to the area safe, as well as providing surf-related activities for members of all ages.
“Sawtell SLSC is located on the lands of the Gumbaynggirr Aboriginal people, who are the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters from which the Club operates. Sawtell SLSC pays our respects to the Traditional Custodians and their Elders past and present”.