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Culburra Beach

  • Booderee National Park, Culburra
  • Crookhaven Heads Tourist Park


Culburra Beach

Just 10 km from Nowra, this very popular local beach is patrolled during the summer holidays. Surfers will find a variety of surf conditions depending on the weather and the swell; families with small children can also find a safe spot for swimming.

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About Culburra

You'll discover your own piece of beachside heaven at Culburra. Culburra Beach is the town's main attraction where you can surf, swim, fish or wander along long sandy stretches.

But there are other attractions nearby. Lake Wollumboola is a coastal lake that intermittently opens to the ocean. When water levels are high, it's used for sailing, wind surfing and water skiing. At Crookhaven Heads, you can follow a walking trail to see the historic Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse. Boating, rock fishing and deep-sea charters for marlin and tuna fishing are also popular.


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Enjoy Sydneys beaches like a local by following these simple beach safety tips.

Always swim between the red and yellow flags surf lifesavers have identified this area as the safest spot to swim in the water. Its also a good idea to always swim with a friend.

Make sure you ready any safety signs at the beach and you are always welcome to ask lifeguards for more safety advice. If you find yourself needing help in the water, stay calm and attract attention.

Check conditions before you go and find a patrolled beach by visiting

Stay safe at the beach
  • Windsurfing at Culburra Beach

    Culburra Surf Beach

    Culburra Surf Beach is great for swimming, surfing and scuba diving. It begins on the south side of Penguin Head and runs to the south for 3.7 kilometres past the usually blocked mouth of Wollumboola Lake to the low rocks at Kinghorn Point.

  • Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse, Culburra Beach

    Things to Do

    Visit the Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse located on the south side of the Shoalhaven River. It is one of the most endangered lighthouses in NSW and has stood strong for more than a hundred years. The Historic Jindyandy Mill Village is also nearby.

  • Whale Watching in the South Coast

    Whale Watching

    There are plenty of fantastic vantage points along the South Coast to get a glimpse of whales as they migrate to warmer waters. Whale numbers have risen substantially in the Jervis Bay area which make it premier whale watching spot.

Explore Culburra Beach

Kangaroos at Pebbly Beach
Fishing in Jervis Bay, Shoalhaven