The Beautiful Beaches of Jervis Bay, NSW
July 6, 2016|Posted in: Australia
Australia is obviously well known for it’s numerous beaches, and it should considering it has well over 10,000 of them! With that amount of choice it is really hard to find a beach that you wont enjoy.
However, there are only a few that can boast a little more than the regular golden sands and surf waves from places like Bondi. Those beaches are the white sand beaches. The squeaky silica sand beaches. You’ll usually hear about these when reading about places such as Whitehaven Beach in Queensland or even Wineglass Bay in Tasmania. However, there’s one place that is less well known, but should be right up there in my view and that’s the beaches in the Jervis Bay area.
The region around Jervis is protected by both National and Marine parks keeping every single beach absolutely pristine. If you only get to visit one place in NSW, other than Sydney, this should be it.
The white sand beaches and turquoise waters are just 3 hours drive south from Sydney and makes it a perfect long weekend destination. The route down is magnificent and you drive along the Grand Pacific Drive which is absolutely stunning and makes the drive much less of a chore.
Once you’ve arrived, the only taxing thing you’ll need to do is to choose which beach to visit! I’ve listed a run down of the ones we visited, but bear in mind, there’s quite a few more we didn’t get to see!
Famous for having the ‘whitest sand in the world’ this beach will blow you away. As soon as you set foot on the beautiful squeaky white sand, you wont ever want to leave. Just go careful not to put your electronics in the sand, as the grains are so small they can easily damage them.
This is one of the beaches based inside the Booderee National Park ($11 for 48 hours entance). After all the beaches, in all of Asia and Australia combined that I’ve been too, this is my favourite. The water was warm, the surf was small, and the beach was beautiful and quiet. There was even some wildlife spotting when a Wallaby decided to come say hello whilst we were sunbathing.
This is the main beach just outside of the town of Huskisson, and together with the Moona Moona Creek you couldn’t really argue to why this was a perfect holiday destination. The flat waters, the beautiful views. Nothing but stunning.
Another of the beaches located in the national park. Although not as beautiful as the others, it was still a huge beach with some great picnic areas dotted around. There is even a camp site. Watch out for the lorikeets. They will land on you if you have food, and they aren’t afraid to peck!
Other than the beaches, there is also a wide amount of activities you can do in and around the area. The most popular is the Whale Watching from June – October where its easy to spot Humpback and Sperm Whales migrating north for winter.
You can also go diving, with many opportunities to see dolphins, as well as trekking, biking and camping. However, if like us, you wanted a few days to do nothing, then this is the place to do it.
Jervis Bay was one of my favourite places in Australia, and it really hasn’t got as much of a touristy feel because it is south from Sydney rather than North. But, I highly recommend visiting here, even if it’s on the way down to Melbourne. If you have any comments or questions, then please leave a comment below!
Amy is the founder of thewanderlustadventures.com. Currently residing in Reading, UK with a love of adventure travel, writing and photography - she pretty much writes about whatever the hell she wants!