Batemans Bay

At the sparkling entrance of the beautiful Clyde River is Batemans Bay, a charming seaside town surrounded by natural beauty. The bay was named in 1770 by explorer Captain James Cook, who was a lieutenant at the time and on his first voyage. You’ll discover more about the area at the Old Courthouse Museum.

With plenty of accommodation options, Batemans Bay is great base for exploring the wonders of the Eurobodalla region, from magnificent beaches and wildlife encounters to ancient pathways and fresh seafood and produce. Water sports are popular too, including swimming, surfing, kayaking and fishing.

Aerial of Sunshine Cove - Batemans Bay Snorkelling Trail

Enjoy a fun day at Surf Beach, which is patrolled during the peak season. The crystal-clear coastal waters are perfect for an underwater adventure on the Batemans Bay Snorkelling Trail. Hire a bicycle and pedal along the foreshore on the Batemans Bay Cycleway. Deep-sea fishing tours depart from the marina.

You’ll find many more things to do and see, such as bushwalking, kayaking and fishing in the enchanting Clyde River National Park. On the coast, Observation Point is a picnic area and lookout with a magnificent vista of Snapper Island. Meet Bangles the wombat and Big Red the kangaroo at Birdland Animal Park.

Starfish Deli Restaurant and Function Centre - Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay is at the heart of Australia’s Oyster Coast. Taste succulent Clyde River oysters from the farm gates of Pearly Oyster Bar and Farm and the Oyster Shed on Wray Street. Fresh seafood is available at a delicious selection of restaurants, including JJ’s at The Marina, a waterfront restaurant with outdoor seating.

Check out the events calendar for festivals and sports, such as the Batemans Bay Open. Getting to Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast is easy, with the drive from Sydney only four hours and from Canberra two hours. You can also fly from Sydney to Moruya Airport and rent a car.


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  1. Batemans Bay Sunday Market

    Sunday 21 April 2019 to Sunday 02 February 2020 , Batemans Bay

    Batemans Bay Sunday Market is held on the first and third Sunday every month (plus additional markets on some Sundays during school holidays and long weekends) beside the sea at the beautiful Corrigan's Beach Reserve, Batehaven (Batemans…

    21 Apr - 02 Feb
  2. Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge

    Saturday 27 April 2019 , Batemans Bay

    Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge 2019 - on the beautiful waters of the Clyde River on the New South Wales South Coast. This year, they will be holding three events - 6, 13 and 26 kilometre paddles for serious competitors, casual paddlers and…

    27 Apr
  3. Batemans Bay Open

    Saturday 08 June 2019 to Monday 10 June 2019 , Batemans Bay

    The Batemans Bay Open is a Silver rated ATM Tennis Tournament with AUD10,000 in prize money. This is the South East Region's most prestigious and valuable Tennis event. There is free entry for spectators, with breakfast, a barbecue and…

    08 Jun - 10 Jun