Diamond Beach (near Forster, Barrington Coast, NSW)

Located near Forster, Barrington Coast, NSW

Getting to Diamond Beach for your next pet friendly holiday, accessible holiday or short term respite break is easy and straightforward.

Diamond Beach is an easy 3.5 hours drive north of Sydney, straight up the M1 (Pacific Highway) and is located just 15 minutes north of Forster, Barrington Coast, NSW.   

It has much to offer people looking for an easy pet friendly, wheelchair friendly and all round wonderful relaxed beach side, pet friendly holiday (dogs and horses).

Sea Horse Diamond Beach (nestled on its own private, 3 ocean view acres) is just 800m to gorgeous 24/7 dog friendly and horse friendly Diamond Beach.

Whilst Seafarers Diamond Beach (ideally located in the village of Diamond Beach) is even closer and only 400m to the dog friendly beach.


Estimated Driving Times to Diamond Beach:


  • Sydney                  3.5   hours

  • Central Coast        2   hours

  • Newcastle             1.5 hours

  • Scone                   3    hours

  • Tamworth             3    hours

  • Canberra              6    hours

If you’re bringing your horse to enjoy some luxury horse friendly accommodation and a wonderful horse friendly holiday together and towing a horse float, you can relax knowing the route to Sea Horse Diamond Beach is easy and direct, along the multi lane M1 highway and then just a few minutes of good sealed roads right to the door.  


(Note!:  If you’re coming from the north, please contact us to clarify your directions. as your GPS may want to send you on a dirt road, ‘adventurous’ detour   🙂

Horse riders on the beach at sunrise
It was a Bucket List moment:   Taking our own horses on a beach holiday and riding them on a beautiful beach.
…… as anyone who travels with horses knows: there is nothing better than to arrive after a long drive and relax once the horses are settled. 
Sea Horse made this important part of the journey very easy, as it is such a beautiful and well set-up place…….
We stayed a week and had a ball! We rode every day (beach riding is addictive!!) and made lifelong memories. Our favourite was our sunrise ride, – a 5am wake-up well worth it! The beach is beautiful, locals are very friendly and horse savvy and the shops unassuming but very welcoming and serve a mean egg & bacon roll and good coffee.
We will be back for more for sure!! Can’t wait!!! 🙂🐎🌅🌊🐕  
Anika Heintze