Culburra Beach

Discover seaside delights in Culburra Beach, where famous Australian photographer Max Dupain snapped the iconic Sunbaker picture in 1937. In the beautiful Shoalhaven region on the NSW South Coast, Culburra will enchant you with fine beaches, sparkling waterways and superb fishing.

Warrain Beach is Culburra’s surf beach and a major attraction where surfing, swimming, fishing and relaxing on fine white sands are popular activities. The Nowra Culburra Surf Lifesaving Club patrols the beach, south of Penguin Head. Culburra Beach Surf School offers surfing lessons and board hire.

The Lake - Culburra Beach

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

Explore the waterway in a boat or kayak from South Coast Retreat Boat and Kayak Hire at Greenwell Point, where the Riverside Markets is held on the third Sunday of the month. Just west of Greenwell Point is picturesque Pyree, where Pyree Village Art and Handmade Market is held on the fourth Sunday.

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 Mirrors Gifts. To the south of Culburra is Lake Woolumboola — a popular waterway for sailing, windsurfing and waterskiing — and Currarong and Jervis Bay.

Getting to Culburra is easy, with the drive from Sydney or Canberra less than three hours. From Nowra, the Shoalhaven’s main town, the drive is 20 minutes. Accommodation options include holiday houses, a motel and a holiday park with cabins and caravan and camping sites.


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  1. Culburra Beach Monthly Markets

    Sunday 02 June 2019 to Sunday 04 December 2022 , Culburra Beach

    On the first Sunday of each month, the Culburra Beach Markets are held to share and promote local food, local producers, crafts, plants, clothing, hand made goodies, locally made home wares plus so much more. Come along and enjoy their…

    02 Jun - 04 Dec
  2. Jindyandy Community Market

    Saturday 15 June 2019 to Saturday 16 November 2019 , Culburra Beach

    Come visit one of Nowras' newest monthly markets and see the sites of Jindyandy Historic Mill. Buy a bargain, check out the locally hand crafted and homegrown goods, antiques, have lunch at the Greendale Cafe then treat yourself at the…

    15 Jun - 16 Nov
  3. South Coast Wedding Fair and Wedding Trail

    Saturday 03 August 2019 to Sunday 04 August 2019 , Culburra Beach

    This year's wedding fair is split into two parts. The Wedding Trail and The Wedding Fair. On Saturday and Sunday you will have the opportunity to go on a wedding trail and view some of the most amazing wedding venues the beautiful South…

    03 Aug - 04 Aug