A natural wonderland, Jervis Bay on the NSW South Coast is a perfect seaside escape. From the crystal-blue waters and resident dolphins to splendid beaches and fun water sports, this coastal paradise in the Shoalhaven region will delight you with many memorable experiences.
Explore two national parks bordering the Jervis Bay Marine Park, a haven for bottlenose dolphins, fur seals, little penguins, sea dragons and migrating whales. Discover spectacular views from Point Perpendicular Lighthouse on the northern tip and from Cape St George Lighthouse on the southern side.
Relax on white sandy beaches rimmed around the pristine waters. There are charming seaside towns and villages. Callala Bay is on the northern shore, Huskisson, Vincentia and Hyams Beach on the western shore and Jervis Bay Village is the southern gateway to Booderee National Park.
You’ll find plenty of amazing things to do and see in Jervis Bay, which is less than three hours’ drive from Sydney and Canberra. Dolphin and whale-watching cruises depart from Huskisson. Stroll on some of the whitest sands in the world on the White Sands Walk, which begins in Vincentia.
Explore the underwater world with Dive Jervis Bay and Crest Diving. Join kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, sailing and fishing tours. You can spot kangaroos on walking trails in Jervis Bay National Park on the northern and western shores and in Booderee, where Aboriginal rangers lead tours in the Booderee Botanic Gardens.
In the southern area of Jervis Bay, accommodation options include seaside cottages and beachside campgrounds at Greenpatch, Bristol Point and Cave Beach. Murrays Beach is another southern jewel, perfect for relaxing, swimming and snorkelling. There is a boat ramp at Murrays Beach.