Popular for surfing, fishing, diving and snorkelling, Woolgoolga Beach is home to the Woolgoolga Surf Life Saving Club and is patrolled daily during most of the summer. Woolgoolga beach boasts tidal rock platforms which are popular with the children, a boat ramp, beach showers, toilets, and change rooms. The beach is within close proximity to cafes, boutique clothes shops, accommodation, children's playground facilities, electric BBQ areas, and sheltered picnic areas.
Sherwood Nature Reserve is located west of Woolgoolga. Landscapes in the Sherwood Nature Reserve range from rugged sandstone escarpments and coastal ridges with dry open forests and heaths, to sub tropical rainforest gullies. Picnic or barbecue in picturesque Woolgoolga Creek picnic area and take an easy three kilometre return walk to the waterfall through the rainforest along the creek.