Culburra Beach


Culburra Surf Beach

Just 10 km from Nowra, the waves at Culburra Surf Beach average about 1.4 metres in height. Patrolled during the summer holidays, it enjoys a variety of surf conditions depending on the weather and the swell.

  • Culburra Beach, South Coast
  • Culburra Beach, South Coast

About Culburra

Discover your own piece of beachside heaven at Culburra Beach, generally referred to as Culburra. Set between Crookhaven Head and Penguin Head, it sits to the south of the Shoalhaven River, with Wollumboola Lake to its south. With water on all sides, it’s a popular swimming, fishing and kayaking spot, and it’s also known for its excellent oysters.

Culburra’s surf beach, Warrain Beach, is the closest surf beach to Nowra and the town's main attraction, where you can also swim, fish or wander along its long sandy stretches. Here you’ll find the Nowra Culburra Surf Lifesaving Club. The beach is patrolled during the summer holidays.

Culburra Beach

Culburra is also the regional centre for the villages east of Nowra; Currarong, Callala Bay, Callala Beach, Greenwell Point and Myola. Culburra Beach also has a collection of handy shops, cafes and businesses just off Prince Edward Avenue.

There are also many picnic spots in Culburra; check out Tilbury Cove, Crookhaven Heads or the shores of Lake Wollumboola. Lake Wollumboola is a coastal lake that intermittently opens to the ocean, and when water levels are high, it's used for sailing, windsurfing 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.

  • Warrain beach, 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

    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.

  • Humpback Whale, Merimbula, 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.


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