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World famous Jervis Bay, a sparkling jewel on the New South Wales south coast

White Sand Beaches

Shoalhaven is home to white sand beaches, clear azure waters, friendly villages, and pristine national parks dot this captivating coastline. Firstly, spanning over 100 kilometres, it’s a coastal adventure paradise. Furthermore, abundant natural quartz lends our sands a glittering quality and imbues the sea with turquoise hues. A dip in the tranquil waters is tempting, perfect for paddling or relaxation beneath eucalyptus trees.


Discover Our Lesser Known Beaches

You’ve likely heard of Hyams. But did you know? Jervis Bay boasts 16 white sand beaches. Yes, there are numerous hidden gems. Away from the crowds, you can explore them through our 100 Beach Challenge. One beach at a time, you’ll uncover stunning seaside spots, many unknown. For instance, Callala Beach, the bay’s longest, offers gentle waves perfect for kids. Moreover, nearby Myola combines bush and beach experiences, providing a peaceful retreat. Further south, Collingwood Beach beckons with its inviting expanse. Lastly, if you seek a smaller, secluded beach, Orion and Barfleur are close by.


Aquatic Adventures

Explore Jervis Bay’s underwater wild side with a marine adventure. Firstly, start at Booderee National Park, known for Murrays Beach and the famous Hole in the Wall. If you’re bold, swap snorkeling for scuba diving. The bay teems with 220 fish species and incredible underwater habitats. Trust Crest Diving and Woebegone Freediving for a memorable aquatic journey through rocky reefs. Furthermore, for a gentler experience, opt for a peaceful paddleboarding tour along the shoreline. For instance, numerous stand-up paddleboarding operators are ready to assist. Don’t miss a unique sunset paddle experience of Jervis Bay, where sea life offers a captivating nighttime show.


Luxe Experiences

Lap up the luxury for the day and hire your own private boat to explore the bay. Jervis Bay Sailing Charters and Discover Jervis Bay offer private charters, complete with your very own private skipper. Head out for just the morning, sail around for the entire day or spoil yourself to a relaxing evening boat trip as you watch the sun set over the glorious, pristine waters. To keep the indulgence going, why not let Mirritya Mundya Indigenous Catering organise a grazing box filled with the finest regional produce? They’ll do all the hard work gathering delicious ingredients and even bring your gastronomic goodies to you!


Marine Life Encounters

Discover the rich marine life that calls Jervis Bay home. You can try to catch a glimpse from the shore or head out on a guided whale or dolphin watching tour. Book with Jervis Bay Wild or Dolphin Watch Cruises for your chance to be captivated by our playful resident dolphins who often love to swim beside the boats. On Jervis Bay Wild’s South Coast Passage cruise, you can venture along a magical journey through the unspoilt sea caves and get up close and personal to our very cute fur seal colonies. For another special treat, book a tour during the annual whale migration from May to November, when Humpback and Southern Right mums often rest in the bay with their beautiful newborn calves before moving further south. Some of the best whale watching spots in the bay are Point Perpendicular Lighthouse and Cape St George Lighthouse in Booderee National Park.


Coastal Walks and Rides

Wind your way along the bay on the gorgeous White Sands Walk. The path begins at the Greenfield Beach boardwalk takes you all the way to the small seaside hamlet of Hyams Beach. It’s an easy stroll for the entire family and lets you soak up the stunning coastal views at your own pace. You can also opt for the Round the Bay Walk, which features a shorefront shared pathway and bush paths that open up to stunning beaches. Walk, jog or ride your bikes from Huskisson to Vincentia, the path is also wheelchair accessible and great for parents with prams too. The bridge crossing at Moona Moona Creek is a highlight of this journey and the perfect place to cool off with a little swim.


Night Time Wonders

When the sun sets, delicious dinners await at the many restaurants in Huskisson and Vincentia. Try Kanpai for some amazing Japanese fare and yummy sake or enjoy fresh local oysters. Waterfront evening walks might even reward you with a glimpse of the glittering blue bioluminescence of Jervis Bay. This rare phenomenon occurs when currents and sea temperatures align to create the perfect conditions for tiny organisms to grow, and glow, in the night. Avid photographers will also love chasing the star trails that shine oh so brightly in the nighttime sky.

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