Beaches in Batemans Bay and surrounds
If broad expanses of white sand and calm turquoise waters are what you seek, then Batemans Bay’s majestic seascapes are for you. At the mouth of the Clyde River, where it meets the Tasman Sea, there are plenty of lovely beaches to explore, and the area’s mild, temperate climate makes it an ideal destination for a peaceful, relaxing break.
Discover Batemans Bay
Batemans Bay is an area surrounded by understated natural beauty, attracting everyone from watercolour artists and rock fishermen, keen surfers and fishing enthusiasts to families on holiday. The coastline around Batemans Bay is stunning, with a string of white sandy beaches, mangroves and oyster flats, and pretty sheltered coves.
Explore the Clyde River National Park, where you can go bushwalking, fishing, and take part in watersports such as kayaking and snorkelling. The Clyde River is also the heart of the ‘Oyster Coast’, and is where you’ll find some of the freshest oysters in and around Bateman’s Bay. If you’re keen on snorkelling, there are some great spots in the area; follow the Batemans Bay Snorkelling Trail to discover them.
Some of the most fun you can have on this part of the South Coast is by spending a day at the beach. From Batemans Bay, drive south along Beach Road, stopping off at a string of picturesque coves and beaches, from Broulee to the popular Tuross Head. And there’s some great fishing spots on the Clyde River. Drop a line in and you might hook a bream, flathead or a massive mulloway.
Don't miss Murramarang National Park, with its friendly eastern grey kangaroos, and Birdland Animal Park, which has a diverse collection of Australian native birds, an animal nursery, duck ponds and scenic train rides through three hectares of parkland. You can even enjoy a game of golf at the nearby 27-hole Catalina Country Club, rated one of the finest courses on the South Coast.
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The flat and pristine white sand beaches of the Batemans Bay region are the area’s main attraction. For surfing, check out Broulee Beach, Narooma is a popular place for family holidays, and pretty Pebbly Beach is a haven for kangaroos. Further north, Mollymook Beach is patrolled by lifeguards and is family friendly.
From kayaking to skydiving, there’s plenty of action-packed activities to entertain you in the Batemans Bay area. If you enjoy adventures in a pristine setting, this is the place to find them. Take a scenic flight over Montague Island or Mogo, or, for something really special, go snorkelling or diving with fur seals.
Batemans Bay is a fantastic spot for a family holiday. Go kayaking in Broulee, whale watching in Narooma, either on a cruise or from a headland overlooking the ocean, or explore the Eurobodalla National Park and take in amazing coastal views from the lookouts and headlands. You can also explore the region’s many beaches.
Located off the coast of Narooma, Montague Island is home to NSW’s largest colony of fur seals. Here you can dive and snorkel with the seals, visit the Montague Island Lighthouse Keepers' Quarters, take a guided tour of the island, or go on a spectacular whale watching tour or wildlife cruise around the coastline.
Batemans Bay is home to several national parks, from the dramatic Murramarang National Park with its beautifully preserved coastline, to the spectacular Montague Island off the coast of Narooma, to Deua National Park, a haven for birdslife and wallabies, and also Monga National Park and Murramarang National Park.
Fly into Moruya Airport
Moruya Airport is located 5 km from Moruya’s town centre. Use the taxi services to make the short trip southwest. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the Eurobodalla region at your own pace.
Regional Express operates regular direct flights to and from Sydney and Merimbula. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney for travel into Moruya.
Murramarang Resort near Murramarang National Park.
Pebbly beach at Murramarang National Park. Image credit: Jeffrey Drewitz
Children running along the Batemans Bay wharf at sunset.
Family at Mogo Zoo, Batemans Bay
Oyster farms in the Clyde River, Batemans Bay. South Coast
Boats docked at Batemans Bay wharf, the Princes Highway bridge can be seen in the background, South Coast