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.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Batemans Bay Sunday Market

    Sunday 19 August 2018 to Sunday 20 January 2019 , 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 Ba…

    19 Aug - 20 Jan
  2. Sculpture on Clyde

    Saturday 25 August 2018 to Sunday 02 September 2018 , Batemans Bay

    Sculpture on Clyde 2018 will expand to include the world class sculpture park at Willinga Park, north of Batemans Bay. Outdoor sculptures entered for the competition will be exhibited alongside the stunning international collection that alr…

    25 Aug - 02 Sep
  3. Australian Native Orchid Show

    Wednesday 10 October 2018 , Batemans Bay

    The Australian Native Orchid Show is back again for 2018 at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club. Featuring a wide range of Australian Native Orchids and their hybrids including the Australian native Sarcochilus orchids. As well as the orchids …

    10 Oct