The Best Experiences of Jervis Bay
An oceanic bay located on the NSW South Coast, Jervis Bay is surrounded by popular claims that it possesses the whitest sand in the world! Here’s a glimpse of some of the best experiences you can have in Jervis Bay:
Hitting the Beaches
Hyams Beach in Jervis Bay is arguably one of the best beaches in the South Coast, with its fine white sand, clear waters and great accommodation options nearby. It’s the perfect place for swimming and just relaxing on the beach with a picnic. Kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddleboarding, snorkelling and scuba diving are popular activities to do when in Jervis Bay.
Camping by the Beachside
If you plan on caravanning and camping in the South Coast, Jervis Bay is one of the top destinations! You can camp closeby to Cave Beach, Bristol Point’s Beach and a couple of other camping areas located in Booderee National Park. Being so close to the spectacular scenery of secluded and beautiful beaches is well worth camping for. Currarong Beachside Holiday Park is quite close to some sweet cliff viewing spots, while the Bendalong Point and Ulladulla Holiday Parks are located on headlands where you can have the chance to spot whales from during whale watching season.
Hopping on the Husky Ferry
Operating from the Huskisson Wharf, the Husky Ferry runs a regular ferry service, the Safari Cruise and the Sunset Creek Cruise. A perfect way to unwind, a cruise takes you through mangrove forests as you venture upstream, spotting birds, solider crabs and eagles while enjoying fine wine and cheese onboard.
Dipping in Moona Moona Creek
The Moona Moona Creek Lagoon has very clear water and is shallow enough for young children to play safely in and for adults to practise snorkelling. Nearby are all the picnic and barbecue facilities you’ll need.
Taking a Scenic Walk
There are two interconnected walking tracks – the White Sands Walk and the Scribbly Gum Track which pass through Chinamans Beach, Hyams BEach and Seaman’s Beach along the way. You’ll be immersed in amazing bay views along the coastline (with a chance of seeing dolphins and birds), and also be led into forest landscapes for parts of the Scribbly Gum Track.
Learning at the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum
This museum exhibits interesting maritime artefacts and instruments, showcasing the history and heritage of Jervis Bay throughout the years. You’ll find the Lady Denman ferry and a few other old vessels in here!
Shopping at the Markets
Going to the markets in Jervis Bay is a great way to spend the weekend, especially to support local produce and artistry and maybe bring home fun souvenirs. There’s the Milton Village Markets, Mollymook Markets, Berry Produce Market and the Gaia Farmers Market just to name a few.
Looking Out at Cape St George Lighthouse
The ruins of Cape St George Lighthouse is a significant site showcasing great stonework and is a relic of early European occupation of the area. It also has some gruesome history behind it but putting the past aside, it is a great spot to view the coast and scout for whales in the distance.