White sand beaches, clear blue waters, friendly villages and unspoilt national parks are dotted along a captivating coastline, brimming with unique Australian wildlife and adventure that spans over 100 kilometres. Bountiful levels of natural quartz make our sands glitter and give turquoise colour to the crystal blue sea. You’ll just want to dive in, the calm waters are a safe place for those who like to paddle on a coastal getaway or just chill under whispering eucalypts.
Discover Our Lesser Known Beaches
You’ve probably heard of Hyams but did you know that there are actually 16 white sand beaches in Jervis Bay? That’s right, there are many spots just off the beaten path that often don’t have another soul in sight! Find your new favourite in a playful way with our 100 Beach Challenge. You can tick off one beach at a time and discover a stunning seaside spot that you probably have never even heard of before! Callala Beach is the longest beach in the bay and the gentle waves here are ideal for kids. While nearby Myola gives you a perfect bush to beach experience and a great place to relax in peace. A bit further south, you’ll find the large and inviting Collingwood Beach but for those who’d prefer to settle in for the day at a smaller, more secluded beach, Orion and Barfleur are just a stone’s throw away.
Discover Jervis Bay’s underwater wild side on a marine adventure during your stay. World-class Booderee National Park is home to the snorkelling hotspot of Murrays Beach and the extremely Instagrammable Hole in the Wall. The more daring water babies might want to swap the snorkel kit for some scuba gear instead. With over 220 species of fish that live in the bay, we wouldn’t blame you for wanting to check out some incredible underwater habitats! The expert teams at Crest Diving and Woebegone Freediving will guide you through the rocky reefs on an unforgettable aquatic discovery. If swimming deep in the water isn’t really your thing, then opt for a calm and scenic paddleboarding tour of the bay instead. Making your way atop a paddleboard is an excellent way of getting to know the shoreline and we have many stand up paddleboarding operators to show you the ropes. A really special treat is a sunset paddle experience of Jervis Bay, where the sea life below puts on a stunning nighttime spectacle.
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 and a cold beer at The Quarters. 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.