A Weekend in Jervis Bay: The Best Things to do

Collingwood Beach - near our Huskisson Accommodation

Jervis Bay: A Weekend Escape

The turquoise clear waters and the white sands set the scene for the Jervis Bay escape. Jervis Bay is an amazing place to visit and is around two and a half hours south of Sydney.

It is easy to fall in love with Jervis Bay. It is located on the picturesque South Coast of New South Wales. It is surrounded by National Parks and the Bay itself a Marine Park.It is preserved beauty but still full of adventure for the keen traveller or holiday maker. It features wonderful coastal villages, a relaxed carefree vibe, fascinating wildlife and beaches and features some of the best cafes and restaurants on the South Coast.

If you are suffering from some city fatigue or after that holiday you deserve then hit the road to Jervis Bay. Any season is great in and around Jervis Bay for that weekend escape to this welcoming paradise. Here are some things that can be enjoyed on your escape to the South Coast of NSW:

Chinamans Beach - near our Jervis Bay Accommodation

1. First Up, Visit the Beaches

The white sand beaches and clear turquoise waters are amongst the main draw card for the area. So, walk, swim snorkel, fish, and most of all throw down a towel and soak in the sun (remember to be sun wise).

Being a large bay, Jervis Bay doesn’t usually have pounding surf. This makes the calm beaches such as Murrays’, Greenfield, Hyams Beach and Huskisson Beach ideal for the listless frolic in the safe waters of the Bay. Moona Moona Creek is also popular with families and has BBQ facilities.

Surfers need to head to beaches such as Culburra, Mollymook or perhaps the closest is Caves Beach in Booderee National Park for a surf. Caves Beach is naturally picturesque, relatively remote and has a network of sea caves to be explored. There’s also resident dolphins and kangaroos, as well as a beach camping area.

2. Enjoy a Myriad of Water Sports

With its crystal-clear turquoise waters, Jervis Bay is built for the holiday or short break. Meaning all your favourite water sports are on the menu: swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, SUP and kayaking. The adventure awaits. Some of the popular snorkelling spots are at Murray’s Beach, Green Patch, Shark Net Beach and Hyams Beach.

3. Stroll the White Sands Walk

This easy picturesque one-hour return beach and bush walk combines all that beautiful Jervis Bay is famous for ie the white sands, the wildlife, the clear blue water and of course, the fresh air.

Starting at either Blenheim or Greenfield Beach picnic areas, you follow the well signposted path through the native coastal bush. Continue past Chinamans Beach, Little Hyams Beach and then onto Seamans Beach (the real Hyams Beach), all the while stopping at lookouts, trying to spot dolphins, seabirds and just being generally dazzled by the never-ending white sand and in the right seasons, the abundant wild flowers.

You can return the way you came hugging the coastline, or take the fascinating and well named Scribbly Gum Track, looping deeper into the forest and woodland of Jervis Bay National Park, before arriving back at Blenheim or Greenfield Beach.

4. Make friends with the Native Locals

And by the native locals we mean the kangaroos, dolphins, birds, seals, echidnas, little penguins – Jervis Bay is peak hour for wildlife sightings.

5. Go Dolphin and Whale Watching

Jervis Bay is home to 100-odd bottlenose dolphins. These can foten been scence from the shoreline but the best way to see them is on an official dolphin watching tour. Departing from Huskisson Wharf two companies offer these excursions, Dolphin Watch and Jervis Bay Wild. Both companies will take you on a tour of Jervis Bay and to the dolphin 'hot spots' .

Between mid-May and mid-November, Jervis Bay is also on the main path for thousands of humpback whales migrating north for the winter. Jump aboard a whale watching cruise for the best chance to spot these giants of the sea. Or in August-September you might be able to see a humpback whale mother and chalf from land, with Jervis Bay becoming a resting place for returning whales and their newborns.

6. Watch a Sunrise or Sunset 

Sunrises and sunsets are humbling, spectacular and also can be life affirming and breathtaking. It has been said that they are 'blessed in their simplicity and impossible in their majesty'. Travelers are the ones who take in such mesmerizing adventures of the watching of a sun rise over a landmark or disappearing at the end of a day but at the same time creating expectations for the next.

Book With Us for the Holiday You Deserve in our accommodation in Huskisson and Experience Jervis Bay

You can book and pay online on our website (here) for your accommodation in one of our stylish 2 or 3 bedroom apartments in Huskisson. Contact us today to book your South Coast accommodation in Huskisson, the heart of Jervis Bay. We are very fortunate that at 62 Owen at Jervis Bay we always rate highly on various websites for accommodation in Jervis Bay and we are is one of the most popular Huskisson holiday rentals when people search for Jervis Bay accommodation! People will sometimes search directly for one of our apartments by searching for: Jervis Bay Vista.

Book 'the holiday you deserve' in our Jervis Bay accommodation holiday apartments and pay online at www.62owen.com or phone 0429721809.

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