Beaches at Currarong
Currarong’s spectacular coastal setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean makes it a popular holiday spot at any time of the year. There’s a protected beach, fine beach fishing, swimming and surfing, and great scuba-diving locations.
This small coastal village of Currarong is located just 33 km south-east of Nowra, at the northern edge of the dramatic Beecroft Peninsula that adjoins Jervis Bay Marine Park. Currarong is popular for swimming and surfing, fishing and prawning. Surrounded by 14 beaches with stunning white sands, it’s a true seaside paradise and the ideal spot to get away from it all.
Beaches are the major attraction of Currarong. The town’s protected main beach, called Abraham’s Bosom, has a natural rock pool, a lovely reserve with good picnic grounds and barbecue facilities, and two scenic walks. Nearby Warrain Beach is just a short drive away at Culburra, and is a popular surf beach patrolled by the Nowra Culburra Surf Lifesaving Club during the summer holidays.
There are a number of easy walks from Currarong. Follow the leisurely Wreck Walk from Abrahams Bosom Reserve and see the ghostly remains of SS Merimbula, which ran aground in 1928. Or try the three-hour Trig Walk, which features the panoramic view from the trig Station. In spring, wildflowers are prolific on Beecroft Peninsula which is also known for its spectacular sandstone cliffs that rise straight up from the ocean. Whales, dolphins and seals can often be spotted from the clifftops.
Halfway between Currarong and Culburra, you’ll find Hammerhead Point, overlooking Jervis Bay Marine Park. A popular area for picnics, it’s also a great spot for snorkelling, opening out onto the magnificent reef within the Hammerhead sanctuary zone.