jervis bay beaches

Jervis Bay beaches are world famous for their white sands and crystal clear waters. The protected beaches inside the bay provide a safe environment for all types of fun on the water and are especially ideal for families.

Some well know Jervis Bay beaches include Hyams Beach, Nelsons Beach, Murrays Beach, Collingwood Beach, Honeymoon Bay and Green Patch.

Featured below are some of the beaches that are very close to Bayside Retreat and also included are some of our favourite beaches around the bay that we recommend as well worth a visit.

 

 

Nelsons Beach
Nelsons Beach

nelsons beach

Stroll 200m to the end of the street and you will find beautiful Nelsons Beach which is ideal for swimming, fishing or a game of beach cricket at low tide.

The kids will love this long stretch of calm safe water. The beach is also very popular for a sunrise exercise walk or a more relaxed family stroll at sunset .

At the northern end of Nelsons Beach is the extensive Plantation Point reef which is especially popular for snorkeling, fishing and spear fishing.

Directly behind the beach are picnic and barbeque facilities, playground equipment, amenities and a boat ramp in the Plantation Point Reserve.

The waters of Nelsons Beach and Plantation Point are within the Habitat Protection Zone of the Marine Park where line fishing and spearfishing are permitted.

Nelsons Beach

orion beach

Stroll 50m to the protected and hidden Orion Beach.

A perfect beach for the kids on a windy day or to sit on the white sand under the shade of an overhanging tree on a hot sunny day.

The waters of Orion Beach are within the Habitat Protection Zone of the Marine Park where line fishing and spearfishing are permitted.

Nelsons Beach

barfleur beach

Stroll 50m to the protected Barfleur Beach.

Also a great beach for the kids on a windy day with a boat ramp for smaller boats inclulding Hobie Cats and small fishing boats. Home to the Vincentia Sailing Club.

The waters of Barfleur Beach are within the Habitat Protection Zone of the Marine Park where line fishing and spearfishing are permitted.

Blenheim Beach
blenheim Beach

blenheim beach

A short walk (or very short drive in the car) of approx 1 klm along the White Sands Walk and you will find the protected bays of Blenheim and Greenfields beaches.

The waters of Blenheim beach are within the Sanctuary Zone of the Marine Park resulting in a snorkeling paradise with an abundance of fish and other sea life.

The beach is lined by a beautiful old growth forest adding to its feeling of unspoilt beauty and ensuring an abundance of birdlife.

Behind the beach is a reserve with a playground equipment for the kids, picnic and barbeque facilities and amenities.

No line fishing or spearfishing are allowed within the Sanctuary Zone.

Greenfileds Beach
Greenfields Beach

greenfields beach

Another 400 m along the white sands walk is Greenfields Beach located within the Jervis Bay National Park. The waters are also within the Sanctuary Zone of the Jervis Bay Marine Park resulting in a snorkeling paradise with an abundance of fish and other sea life.

The beach is lined by a beautiful old growth forest adding to its feeling of unspoilt beauty and ensuring an abundance of birdlife.

There is also a pleasant park behind the beach with picnic and barbeque facilities, amenities, a shelter shed with National Parks interpretive information.

The National Parks Service have provided a wheelchair access ramp to the park and beach. No park entry fees are payable.

No line fishing or spearfishing are allowed within the Sanctuary Zone.

Chinamans Beach

chinamans beach

Walk a little further along the White Sands Walk through the Jervis Bay National Park and you'll discover the beautiful clear waters and white sands of Chinamans Beach.

Chinamans Beach and Hyams Beach can also be easily accessed by driving to the village of Hyams Beach (around 9 klms by road - much further than walking).

Hyams Beach
Hyams Beach

hyams beach

Continue walking along the White Sands Walk a little further to the famous white sands of Hyams Beach which curves around the bay for approx. 2.5 klms to Booderee National Park.

Pick your own private patch on this extensive National Park beach

Have a coffee or a meal at the wonderful local cafe Jervis Blue in the village of Hyams Beach and you may even spot a celebrity on holidays as this is a popular holiday destination with actors and other famous types.

Under the Marine Park zoning, line fishing is permitted along Hyams Beach.

Murrays Beach

murrays beach

Murrays Beach is one of the jewels in the crown of Booderee National Park being located in a very protected bay sheltered by Bowen Island.

Snorkeling is a must in the crystal clear waters of this sanctuary. As spearfishing is not allowed in Booderee NP, fish are unafraid of snorkelers and the sheer amount and variety of fish is astounding.

Murrays Beach is accessed via Jervis Bay Rd through Booderee NP. Car parking is in a large car park with a short walk to the beach via a bush track. Entry fees apply to all areas of Booderee National Park.

Moonee Moonee Creek Lagoon

moonee moonee creek lagoon

Moonee Moonee Creek lagoon is located in between Vincentia and Huskisson and is very popular with families especially those with young children. The lagoon has the most protected waters around Jervis Bay and they are usually extremely clear water especially at high tide.

This is the perfect place for very young children to play safely in the water or for older children and adults to learn how to snorkel.

Adjacent to the lagoon is a park with shade trees, picnic and barbeque facilities and amenities. You can access the lagoon via Elizabeth Drive or by riding along the waterfront bike/walking track that links Vincentia and Huskisson.

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