Located in a well-protected bay in Booderee National Park, Murrays Beach resembles a pacific island on sunny summer days. The colour of the water is breathtaking and the sand is just as white as Hyams. There’s excellent snorkelling, some interesting bushwalks and plenty of resident wallabies. Just don’t leave food easily accessible as it’s common to see wallabies sneak out of the bush and grab unsuspecting visitors lunches. Head over to the boat ramp to catch a glimpse of the stingrays waiting for the fishermen to come back in and throw them some snacks.
Greenfields is a popular location for family barbecues and birthday celebrations. In addition to the spectacular white sand beach, there’s a large grassy area with picnic tables, free gas barbeques, toilets, outdoor showers and plenty of parking. If you feel like a walk after lunch there’s White Sands Walk and Scribbly Gum track – both rated easy although Scribbly Gum is steeper.
If you are camping at White Sands Park, you will have direct access to one of the busier beaches in the area, Huskisson beach. Popular with families and dog owners, Huskisson beach is ideal for swimming, paddleboarding and kayaking. Dogs are allowed off-lead between 4pm and 8am each day, and on-lead at all other times. Rangers do regularly patrol the beach during peak times and have been known to hand out fines
Hyams Beach is famed for having the whitest sand in the world and is an absolutely beautiful spot. However, if you are visiting in the busy summer months, we recommend checking out one of the Shoalhaven’s 16 other white sand beaches. Hyams has a population of around 100, but thanks to social media, thousands of visitors flock to the tiny town in summer creating absolute traffic chaos. A great way to check it out and avoid the crowds is to park at Blenheim Beach or Greenfields beach and follow the white sands walk to Hyams beach.
Perfect for an Instagram shot, Honeymoon Bay is located along the Point Perpendicular Lighthouse Road near the town of Currarong. The water in the sheltered bay is warm and on a clear day, an intense shade of aqua blue. Camping at Honeymoon Bay is available year-round on weekends and school holidays. Spots are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis except during the summer holidays when a ballot that takes place in August.
Located on the southern side of Booderee Park, Cave beach is a popular spot with surfers and tourists looking to spot native wildlife. There is also a campground featuring cold-water showers, toilets, a sheltered gas barbeque area and wood barbeques. Bookings are essential and tents must be smaller than 3m x 4.5m. All camping gear has to be carried in from the main car park (approximately 300m away).
Moona Moona Beach
Popular with young families, Moona Moona has lots of shallow spots for swimming, paddling, snorkelling and floating. There are also shady areas for picnicking, a covered gas bbq area, toilets and outdoor showers. Check the tides before you head down, as at low tide the lagoon completely empties and you can walk across it.
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