Culburra Beach

Perched on a peninsula and surrounded by a river, lake, ocean and national park, Culburra Beach offers a multitude of outdoor activities. Found in the beautiful Shoalhaven region on the NSW South Coast, spend your time in this relaxed coastal town exploring the sparkling blue waterways by paddle board, boat or kayak.



For water lovers

Stretching for 3.7km, Culburra Surf Beach and Warrain Beach are popular surfing spots. Surfing lessons and board hire are available from Culburra Beach Surf School, and bikes, boards, stand-up paddleboards and kayaks from Burra Bike & Board.

The Lake - Culburra Beach

The Lake, Culburra Beach

Go fishing or swimming at the northern end near Penguin Head, known as Tilbury Cove, where the beach is patrolled during peak times, or just relax on the fine white sand. To the south of Culburra are Currarong, Jervis Bay and Lake Wollumboola, a popular waterway for sailing, windsurfing and waterskiing, and a haven for thousands of migratory and local birds.

Beach view of Tilbury Cove in Culburra, Shoalhaven

Tilbury Cove, Culburra

Discover oysters, shops & a lighthouse

North of Culburra is the Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse, as well as the Crookhaven and Shoalhaven rivers, which are part of Australia’s Oyster Coast. You can taste succulent local oysters from Jim Wild’s Oysters at Greenwell Point, a charming village on the Crookhaven estuary and a short drive from Culburra.

Jim Wilds Oysters at Greenwell Point, Shoalhaven

Jim Wild's Oysters at Greenwell Point, Shoalhaven

Visit The Point Gallery and Craft to see local artists’ works and browse for locally produced arts, crafts, jams and relishes. Just west of Greenwell Point is the picturesque Pyree, where you’ll find the monthly Pyree Art and Handmade Market. While in Pyree, explore the gift shops at the historic Jindyandy Mill.  

Jindyandy Mill - Credit: Sally Marshman

Jindyandy Mill - Credit: Sally Marshman

Getting there

Part of the Shoalhaven region on the NSW South CoastCulburra is a 2.5-hour drive from Sydney and just over 2.5 hours' drive from Canberra. From Nowra, the Shoalhaven region’s main town, the drive is just 20 minutes. Make a road trip of your journey there by driving along the stunning Grand Pacific Drive. 

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