Stunning Spots in Jervis Bay

Planning a trip to the amazing Jervis Bay? With so much protected land and water, our region is an unspoiled natural paradise just waiting to be discovered. When you visit Jervis Bay, you will get a taste of the best of Australia—unique wildlife, unspoiled beaches, rich history and friendly locals. To make sure you have the essential experience, here are some of the most stunning spots in Jervis Bay.

Point Perpendicular Lighthouse & Lookout

At the northern entrance to the bay is Point Perpendicular and it’s the now-defunct lighthouse. Though the lighthouse itself is not open to the public, the drive out to the lookout is lovely and there are plenty of great photo ops, particularly at sunrise and sunset. Views expand in several directions and you can see Jervis Bay’s shimmering beaches in the distance.

 

 

Murrays Beach

You can’t visit Jervis Bay without enjoying our incredible beaches and Murrays Beach ticks all the boxes. Gentle turquoise waves lap against brilliant ivory sands, and if you stick around until evening falls you may catch a sighting of one of the fairy penguins who reside on nearby Bowen Island. The colour of the ocean alone makes for Instagram-worthy snapshots or snap a pic of yourself enjoying one of the many water sports on offer – snorkelling, scuba diving, kayaking, swimming, and SUP are just some of the options available.

White Sands Walk

Stretching from Greenfield Beach near Vincentia south to Hyams Beach, White Sands Walk takes in expansive views of Jervis Bay’s incredible turquoise waters, untouched bushland and white sand beaches. The 2.5km walk is suitable for all ages and abilities but can be shortened as necessary. The entire loop takes around an hour. After your walk, enjoy a well-deserved break at the popular Hyams Beach Cafe.

 

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Huskisson

While many visitors to Jervis Bay base themselves in Huskisson, if you’re staying in one of the nearby villages, chances are you’ll find yourself strolling the streets of this pretty seaside town during your stay. Home to independent boutiques, cafes, restaurants, a cinema and the famous Husky pub, you can easily spend a whole morning or afternoon here, particularly if the weather isn’t great. The Jervis Bay Maritime Museum is also worth a visit and will give you an insight into the region’s local history with collections of maritime artefacts, navigational and surveying instruments.

 

Cape St. George Lighthouse

The ruins of this 1800s lighthouse, a remnant of early European settlement in the region, are located within Booderee National Park. Active until 1889, the Cape St George Lighthouse has a tragic history and is shrouded in mystery. Information boards at the site are well worth a read and make sure you keep your eyes out for migrating whales in the distance between June and November.

 

And while you’re here, don’t miss the marine wildlife as well! We’d love to see you out on one of our whale cruises or dolphin tours. Come along with us and discover whales, dolphins, fur seals, and so much more.

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