Picture a scene of icy white sands fringed by turquoise waters and a menagerie of wildlife out to play. That’s exactly what awaits on the incredibly picturesque White Sands Walk, which winds through the coastal forest of Jervis Bay National Park and past some of the purest sands in the world.
White Sands Walk is a wonderful way to experience the beauty of Jervis Bay on the NSW South Coast. The 90-minute return walk begins at Greenfield Beach picnic area in Vincentia and passes Chinamans Beach, before arriving at Hyams Beach. You can also start at Plantation Point for a longer walk that includes Blenheim Beach.
Stop to read signage explaining the native flora and fauna, and keep an eye out for resident bottlenose dolphins. Jervis Bay Marine Park is also a haven for seals, penguins and humpback and southern right whales during their annual migration. In Huskisson, you can join a dolphin or whale-watching cruise.
The walk finishes at the incredible Hyams Beach. You can return to Greenfield Beach picnic area via the Scribbly Gum track, which takes you away from the coastline through tall forest and woodland. If you’re lucky, you might even spot kangaroos and other native animals in the national park.
Getting to Vincentia in the Shoalhaven region is easy. The drive from Sydney is 2h 40min and from Canberra it’s 2h 30min. Discover more enjoyable walks in Jervis Bay’s Booderee National Park such as the Munyunga Waraga Dhugan loop walk and the Telegraph Creek Nature Trail.