Sawtell is located 526 km north-east of Sydney via the Pacific Highway.
Sawtell is a peaceful coastal village which is both a retirement destination and a family holiday escape.
Sawtell Main Beach lies between two rocky headlands – Boambee Head to the north and Bonville Head to the south. Sawtell Main Beach has a surf lifesaving club and a pleasant reserve above the beach. Sawtell Island, which lies at the south of Sawtell Main Beach, is a popular surfing location.
There are panoramic lookouts from the two headlands, some pleasant walking areas near the river and the beach, a fine picnic area and playground near the mouth of Boambee Creek, good fishing in the creeks and the ocean, boat ramps at the two caravan and camping reserves, surfing, skin diving, an inviting saltwater tidal swimming pool at Bonville Head and safe swimming at Boambee Bay.