Jervis Bay

With its white sand beaches, sparkling blue waters and abundance of wildlife, Jervis Bay on the NSW South Coast is a popular seaside escape. In this coastal paradise in the Shoalhaven region, swim in crystal clear waters, spot dolphins and whales on a wildlife cruise, and enjoy excellent water sports.

Jervis Bay is home to two national parks, as well as Jervis Bay Marine Park, a haven for bottlenose dolphins, fur seals, little penguins, sea dragons and migrating whales. For spectacular views, head to Point Perpendicular Lighthouse on the northern tip of the bay and Cape St George Lighthouse on the southern side.

Mother and daughter kayaking along Sailors Beach near Moona Moona Creek in Huskisson, Jervis Bay

Explore the charming seaside towns and villages scattered around Jervis Bay, from Callala Bay in the north to Huskisson, Vincentia and Hyams Beach spreading south around the bay. Jervis Bay Village is the southern gateway to Booderee National Park, a peaceful spot full of beautiful white sand beaches and native wildlife.

Join dolphin and whale-watching cruises from Huskisson. Or stroll along some of the whitest sands in the world on the White Sands Walk, which begins in Vincentia. Murrays Beach is a seaside jewel in Booderee National Park, perfect for relaxing, swimming and snorkelling. There is also a boat ramp at Murrays Beach.

Family enjoying a day of exploring at Caves Beach in Jervis Bay

Discover a fascinating underwater world with Dive Jervis Bay and Crest Diving. Join kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, sailing and fishing tours. Spot kangaroos on walking trails in Jervis Bay National Park and Booderee National Park, where Aboriginal rangers lead tours through the Booderee Botanic Gardens.

You’ll find plenty of amazing things to do in Jervis Bay, which is less than three hours’ drive from Sydney and Canberra. Accommodation options in Jervis Bay include seaside cottages, holiday homes and beachside campgrounds at Green Patch, Bristol Point and Cave Beach.