Stunning scenery is just one of the many things that Jervis Bay is well-known for. While we may not have the world-famous names of our more northern beach towns (Bondi, Manly, etc.), we are blessed to have some of the most beautiful coastline in all of Australia. And Jervis Bay is, in many ways, a hidden gem of the country.
Jervis Bay and the Shoalhaven boast some amazing stretches of shoreline. The beaches here are not only fantastic and inviting, but are recognised for their brilliant white sand (often considered the whitest sand in the world.) The region is abundant with wildlife, both onshore and off, and you can spend your hours swimming in the crystalline waters, bushwalking amongst lush vegetation, or simply basking in the warm sunlight. During whale watch season, you may even be able to spot whales from the beach.
Curious about which of Jervis Bay’s beaches are not-to-be-missed? Here’s a few you should be sure to pay a visit.
Hyams Beach is one of the most picturesque shorelines in NSW. Pure white sand covers this expansive beach, making it the ideal spot to lay out a blanket and catch up on your favourite novel. After enjoying Jervis Bay’s signature sunshine, the refreshing water will be calling your name. Wonderful swimming and snorkelling are to be found in this area. If you are after a bit of bird watching and exercise, you can also consider taking a stroll along the Hyams Beach Trail.
With shimmering, sparkling white sand and a border of verdant treelife, Greenfields Beach is another of Jervis Bay’s best beaches. This spot is quite popular with families and groups. There is ample and convenient parking, a large bushland picnic area to enjoy a weekend barbecue, and of course, an open and stunning beach. This is a protected bay, making the beach ideal for snorkelling and swimming in calm waters. Greenfields Beach is a wonderful place to spend a day or great for a short spot as you meander along the White Sands Walk.
Murrays Beach is another family favourite, with a well-protected bay and a pleasant environment. Nestled within Booderee National Park, Murrays Beach is sometimes referred to as one of the park’s “gems.” Here you can partake in excellent snorkelling, plenty of varied walks, and if you’re lucky, you might receive a visit from one of the local wallabies. At Murrays Beach you’ll find a boat ramp as well, making it a top spot to head out for a day on the open water.
Discovering Jervis Bay’s Beaches
Spending time in the Jervis Bay region, you’re bound to encounter countless splendid beaches on your explorations. Taking coastal walks is a great way to experience the different beaches. Be sure to bring your swimmers so you can take advantage of the beckoning turquoise water.
Ready to get out on the water? After spending your time enjoying Jervis Bay’s shoreline, come join us aboard an eco cruise exploring the open seas. You’ll be introduced to some of the bay’s favourite wildlife, including dolphins, Australian fur seals, and more. Get in touch with our team at Jervis Bay Wild today to book your adventure.