Culburra Beach

Encircled by a river, lake, ocean and national park, Culburra Beach offers the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Enjoy plenty of water activities in this coastal town in the beautiful Shoalhaven region of the NSW South Coast. Hire a boat, kayak or paddleboard and venture out onto the sparkling blue waterways.

Go swimming, surfing or fishing at Culburra’s surf beach, Warrain Beach, or just relax on the fine white sand. Surfing lessons and board hire are available from Culburra Beach Surf School. The Nowra Culburra Surf Lifesaving Club patrols the 3.7km long beach just south of Penguin Head.

The Lake - Culburra Beach

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.

Hire a boat or kayak from South Coast Retreat at Greenwell Point to explore the region’s scenic waters. Visit the Greenwell Point Markets, held on the third Sunday of the month. Just west of Greenwell Point is picturesque Pyree, where you’ll find the monthly Pyree Village Art and Handmade Market.

Beach view of Tilbury Cove in Culburra, Shoalhaven

While in Pyree, browse the gift shops at the historic Jindyandy Mill. There are more shopping opportunities in Culburra, such as Swinging Swaggy Pottery and Ocean Mirror Gifts. To the south of Culburra is Currarong, Jervis Bay and Lake Wollumboola, a popular waterway for sailing, windsurfing and waterskiing.

Culburra is a 2h 30min drive from Sydney and 2h 40min from Canberra. From Nowra, the Shoalhaven region’s main town, the drive is 20 minutes. Accommodation options include holiday houses, a motel and a holiday park with cabins, caravan sites and a campground.