Take your pick of gorgeous beaches, world-class fishing spots, wonderful reef diving and spectacular vantage points for whale watching. Part of the beautiful Shoalhaven region of the NSW South Coast, the seaside village of Currarong is ideal for a leisurely getaway or action-packed beach holiday.
Currarong is located at the northern tip of the dramatic Beecroft Peninsula and adjacent to splendid Jervis Bay, a haven for dolphins, seals and penguins. Jervis Bay Marine Park also encompasses the waters off Currarong, making for great swimming and watersports.
Currarong’s main protected beach is Abrahams Bosom Beach, a beautiful spot with a picnic area. It’s also the starting point for two scenic walks. The one-hour Wreck walk takes you to the remains of SS Merimbula, shipwrecked in 1928, while the three-hour Coomies walk goes around the breathtaking headland.
Sheer cliffs rise up from the sea at Beecroft Peninsula, a great location for spotting dolphins and migrating whales. For more magnificent views, you can drive along Lighthouse Road to Point Perpendicular Lighthouse, established in 1899 and perched at the northern entrance of Jervis Bay.
Just north of Currarong is Hammerhead Point, a delightful picnic area and top spot to see humpback and southern right whales during their annual migration. The beach leads to a superb reef teeming with marine life, including dolphins, octopus and stingrays. Bring your diving and snorkelling gear.
Currarong is less than three hours’ drive from Sydney or Canberra. You’ll find plenty of accommodation options in Currarong, from holiday cottages and beach houses to a holiday park and camping. The campground at Honeymoon Bay is only open on weekends and school holidays because of naval exercises in the area.