Why Visit Jervis Bay?
Fantastic restaurants and cafes, great 'on water' activities, amazing scuba diving and snorkeling and excellent accommodation ready for the adventurer or relaxation and, of course, the world renowned South Coast's white sand beaches and crystal clear turquoise water.
Fun Fact one: Jervis Bay is the deepest sheltered Bay in Australia. Fun Fact two: Jervis Bay is twice as big as Sydney Harbour. Fun Fact three: Jervis Bay boasts sixteen gorgeous beaches with many kilometres of pristine, white sand beaches that are commonly not crowded. Fun Fact Four: There is 158 square kilometres of the land surrounding Jervis Bay. This supports a number of unique and some endangered bird speciesand other uniquely Australian animals. Fun Fact Five: Jervis Bay is a Marine Park and has two amazing National Parks, Jervis Bay National Park and Booderee National Park surrounding it.
Found 170 kilometres south of Sydney, Jervis Bay's 102 square kilometres of water are surrounded by two amazing gorgeous and sometimes rugged landscape. The Bay is busy all year around with resident dolphin and seal population and then in winter the spectacular whale migration passes by and often whales and their new born calves will visit inside the Bay. Jervis Bay itself is a marine park, where fishing in some parts is prohibited, preserving the longevity of this wonderful marine resource. Whether you're kayaking, SUP, snorkeling or chillaxing on the beach, you're likely to see some of the following: dolphins, stingrays, weedy sea dragons, Port Jackson sharks, fish and, from May to November, humpback and southern right whales.
When you're not in, or on, or under the water, there are bushwalks and quaint local villages to explore. Whatever you do, your Jervis Bay visit, it is a unique and often joyful experience and should be on everybody’s ‘to-do’ list.
As Mark Twain once said, “sail away from the safe harbour – explore, dream, discover” and find that inner adventurer when you visit Jervis Bay.
Jervis Bay’s famous white sand beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters are amongst the safest and most picturesque in the world. Clear, clean waters enter Jervis Bay from the Pacific Ocean and Jervis Bay is void of rivers that flow into it that would bring silt into the Bay and 'muddy' the waters.
Two coastal National Parks and a marine National Park offer great sightseeing, bushwalking, cycling, Indigenous culture, camping spots, lookouts and also a maritime museum that highlights local history (Jervis Bay Maritime Museum).
Resident dolphins play in Jervis Bay all year round. It may also be possible to see kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, wombats, and some rare bird and animal species in the wild.
The many beaches around the Bay are perfect for swimming, kayaking, boating, fishing, SUP and occasionally surfing. Or perhaps relaxing and taking in some sunrays!
Nearby to Jervis Bay there are a number of popular coastal and/or country villages. These offer locally grown produce, boutique shops, souvenirs, art galleries, parks and alike. The Jervis Bay area and particularly Huskisson, offers some excellent cafes, restaurants, eateries and also a thriving music scene.
Jervis Bay enjoys a wonderful climate for many fun-filled activities or just for a relaxing break by the comfortable Bay. It is often labelled as a warm, mild, and temperate climate. Summers are perfectly warm, not too hot but sunny and winters are mild and not too cold, making Jervis Bay a much sought-after destination throughout the year.
You can choose from all kinds of quality accommodation from luxury to budget, couples’ retreats, camping (eco-luxury or bush), boutique B&Bs, motels, hotels, cabins and self-catering holiday homes.
STAY WITH US
Amongst the best accommodation in Jervis Bay is 62 Owen at Jervis Bay. We have two 2 or 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom self-contained units in Huskisson. Jervis Bay Vista has a wonderful view of Currambene Creek and out to Jervis Bay and Bayreach 1 is just 100metres from Huskisson Beach. Both units offer stylish accommodation in Huskisson which is the heart of Jervis Bay.
Both apartments are centrally located and, therefore, close to cafes and restaurants, Jervis Bay cruises and other water activities eg SUP, fishing and kayaking. Close by are the famous white sand beaches of Jervis Bay and the wonder of both Jervis Bay National Park and Booderee National Park. Why not join us in our well-appointed Huskisson accommodation and set out on that deserved holiday just a short drive from Sydney or Canberra.
EAT AND DRINK
With all the swimming, boating, paddling, walking and cycling done, you and your family might get a little hungry. The great news is that Jervis Bay has some of the best and freshest food on the NSW South Coast!
Remembering that some people have said that half the fun of going on holidays is discovering new places to eat and play. For lovers of food (and who isn’t), eating may rank as their number one priority because eating can be fun. It is always a bit special to go out for a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner and enjoy that quaint little café or that fantastic coastal restaurant. You can never have too many foodie options - especially when you're on holidays.
We have a blog dedicated to food options in Huskisson (here) so embrace the local food as part of that special break away in Jervis Bay.