Traffic advice for Hyams Beach
Expect delays and traffic congestion at Hyams Beach this Easter Holiday Period Sunday 1 April – 18 April. We suggest you visit one of the 15 other equally beautiful and less busy White Sand beaches and explore the many options of Shoalhaven beaches on shoalhaven.com/100-beach-challenge.
- Traffic Management and Parking Rangers will be enforcing changed road conditions to deal with the high volume of visitors expected. Please carefully plan your journey to Hyams Beach by checking livetraffic.com and google maps.
- The gates of nearby Booderee National Park will likely close along with Hyams Beach so be prepared to make plans to avoid this general area.
- Spectacular beach
- Snorkelling & diving
- Walks & hikes in national park
- Whale watching in winter
Known for its sugar-white sand, Hyams Beach is an idyllic holiday destination, with crystal clear waters and a fringe of national park completing the picture. Uncover scenic coastal walks, meet native wildlife and explore the glittering ocean in this small village in the Shoalhaven region of the NSW South Coast.
Enjoy coastal escapades
Found on the southern shores of the splendid Jervis Bay Marine Park, the calm turquoise waters are perfect for swimming, snorkelling, fishing and stand-up paddle boarding. Stroll the beach and feel the soft sands squeak underfoot or roll out your towel and listen to the gentle waves.
The marine park is a haven for bottlenose dolphins, fur seals and little penguins. You’ll also see humpback and southern right whales during their annual migration along the NSW South Coast. Tours to see dolphins and migrating whales depart from Huskisson, a short drive north of Hyams Beach.
Embark on stunning nature walks
Spend an hour following the Hyams Beach trail through Jervis Bay National Park. Also known as the bird spotter’s walk, the 2km return track was designed by birdwatchers and a great place to spot local birdlife such as colourful rosellas. The walk begins at the beach’s southern end and you can return along the beach.
Another must-do is the White Sands Walk. The 90min walk winds from Hyams Beach to Greenfield Beach picnic area in Vincentia, taking in the coastal forest of Jervis Bay National Park and white sand beaches. South of Hyams Beach is Booderee National Park, where you can enjoy guided tours with Aboriginal rangers.
A local foodie hot spot
Drop by the popular Hyams Beach Store & Cafe for a relaxed breakfast or lunch made with locally sourced produce. There’s freshly prepared salads, tarts, and daily baked pastries and cakes to choose from. On weekends, order dinner to take away and find yourself a secluded spot on the sand to enjoy it.
Getting there & where to stay
Hyams Beach is a three-hour drive from Sydney, following the spectacular Grand Pacific Drive. It takes 2h 30min to drive from Canberra. You’ll find a range of places to stay, from cute cottages and holiday rentals to luxury waterfront holiday houses and beach campgrounds in the national park.