A meeting point of beautiful headland and lush countryside, Gerringong is a haven of fine beaches. Werri Beach is one of the South Coast’s top surf beaches, with point breaks at both ends. Seven Mile Beach, between Gerroa and Shoalhaven Heads, is also popular for surfing and windsurfing. You can learn to surf at either beach with local experts.
A charming seaside town on a dramatic headland, Gerringong on the NSW South Coast is enticing with beautiful beaches, superb surf breaks, verdant countryside and delicious food and wine experiences. Enjoy postcard views of the sparkling ocean, rolling farmlands and vineyards, and the splendid escarpment.
In the pretty Kiama region, Gerringong is a short drive south from Kiama, 35 minutes from Wollongong and under two hours’ drive from Sydney. Take the marvellous Grand Pacific Drive route for scenic views. Or travel by train from Sydney’s Central Station – the lovely journey is 2h 30 min.
Accommodation options include holiday houses with breathtaking views, seaside cottages, rural retreats and caravan and camping sites by Werri Beach, a top surfing beach and patrolled by lifeguards in warmer months. Point breaks are at either end of the beach, a popular picnic spot too.
At the southern end of the beach is Ourie Pool, a rock pool constructed in the 1930s. Nearby are amenities and a wading pool for children. Another delightful swimming spot is Boat Harbour Rock Pool, near Cooke Park, which has barbecue facilities, picnic tables and a children’s playground.
Just south of Gerringong is Seven Mile Beach, where Land’s Edge Surf School offers lessons on how to ride a surfboard. For surf gear, browse Natural Necessity in town. Golfers will enjoy the ocean views and beautifully manicured greens on the 18-hole course at Gerringong Golf Club.
There are plenty of tasty things to do too, ranging from dining at quality restaurants to wine tasting at the Crooked River Winery. Gerringong Bakery makes pies and pastries. Try the gourmet delights at The Schoolhouse, a historic schoolhouse. The historic Buena Vista offers on-farm cooking experiences from their own produce.