Just down the road is Seven Mile Beach National Park. It feels more like far north Queensland than South Coast NSW. 12km of beach and a few decent walks to do through the bush if you feel inclined.
Only a 5 minute drive away, Seven Mile Beach is perfect when there is a north easterly wind blowing. It’s also blocks out some swell so the waves are smaller and calmer here, Perfect for kids or learning to surf. The river is also a good option and kayaks can be rented from the caravan park.