Slip off your shoes for a barefoot adventure on beautiful beaches with some of the whitest sands in the world in Jervis Bay, on the NSW South Coast. On the White Sands Walk, spot dolphins frolicking in crystal-blue waters. There are other wonderful walks and wildlife to see on your seaside escape to this sanctuary.
Enjoy marvellous Jervis Bay walks
A wonderful way to experience the beauty of Jervis Bay on the NSW South Coast is to walk on the fine white sands rimmed by sparkling blue waters. Begin your walking adventure on the White Sands Walk, a mesmerising trail in the Jervis Bay National Park across on some of the whitest sands in the world.
The walk begins at Greenfield Beach picnic area in Vincentia, a short drive south of Huskisson, the main town in Jervis Bay. You'll pass a series of gorgeous beaches including Chinamans, Seamans and Hyams beaches, with easy-to-follow directions telling you about the native flora and fauna.
Keep an eye out for the resident bottlenose dolphins. The Jervis Bay Marine Park is a haven for the dolphins as well as fur seals, little penguins and humpback and southern right whales during their annual migration along the coast between May and November. You can join cruises in Huskisson to see the dolphins and whales.
From Hyams Beach at the end of the walk, return via the Scribbly Gum track that takes you away from the coastline, through tall forest and woodland, finishing up at the top of Greenfield Beach picnic area. You may be lucky and spot kangaroos and other native animals on the way to the national park.
Getting to Vincentia in the Shoalhaven region is easy, with the drive from Sydney or Canberra less than three hours. There are other marvellous walks in Jervis Bay in Booderee National Park, such as the Munyunga Waraga Dhugan loop walk and the Green Patch and Telegraph Creek walking tracks.