Sawtell, named after Osmond Sawtell, was first settled by timber cutters in search of red gold (cedar trees) in 1863. The land sub-divided and the village began in 1923.

The Sawtell area has plenty of activities for holidaymakers and is a great destination for the whole family. In addition to the beach, there’s a rock pool and sandy creeks for swimming, an 18 hole golf course, bowling green, croquet and 12 court tennis club.

Fishermen can choose between beach rock and estuary. Boat ramps are available at Bonville Creek and Boambee Creek.

For the keen shopper, First Avenue is bustling with boutiques and speciality stores.

Sawtell village has become a known destination for foodies! Not only does the village have a number of eateries and restaurants, every year in July the Sawtell Chilli Festival kicks in with a full day of hot delights.  Highlights of the festival include the Chilli eating competition, and Chilli drinking competition.

There is a great selection of accommodation in the area with caravan parks, motels, and holiday letting style apartments to choose from.

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