Snorkelling Candlagan Creek

Overview

How to get there: To get to Candlagan Creek, turn off the Princes Highway at Mogo onto Tomakin Road. Follow Tomakin Road until George Bass Drive, and turn right. Shortly after the Tomago River bridge, turn left onto Annetts Parade. Follow Annetts Parade through Mossy Point until it turns onto Beach Road. You'll see a small carpark on the left just before you cross the bridge over Candlagan Creek.

Candlagan Creek, Mossy Point is a favourite spot for children and families in the Eurobodalla, and plays an important part in the marine ecosystem with juvenile fish hidden amongst the seagrass beds and mangroves. Candlagan Creek is an estuary that extends from the northern end of Broulee Beach to approximately five kilometres inland.

At its mouth Candlagan Creek is quite shallow an sheltered from adverse ocean conditions by a wide sandbar. On its northern edge there is a grassy bank with shady trees and picnic tables.

Be aware that the current can be very strong where the creek meets the sea, especially on an outgoing tide, while sharp oysters attached to the rocks can be hazardous to feet.

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