With a beautiful beach, luxe accommodation and dolphins playing in the surf, the beachside paradise of Mollymook has lots of appeal. Enjoy delicious dining, go surfing and play a round of golf overlooking the sparkling ocean. You might even spot majestic whales migrating along the NSW South Coast.

Mollymook Beach stretches for 2km, from Bannisters Point in the north to the Mollymook Golf Club atop the southern headland. Both ends of the beach are patrolled during the warmer months. Relax on the fine sands, enjoy beach fishing, and go snorkelling or diving around the rocky headlands and central reef.

Mollymook Golf Club in Jervis Bay and Shoalhaven

You can also learn to surf or hone your skills with Mollymook Beach Surf School or Pam Burridge Surf Schools. The grassy knoll behind the beach is perfect for picnics. At the southern end of the beach there is a large natural rock pool, called the Bogey Hole. The shallow tidal pool is great for swimming and snorkelling.

Treat yourself and dine at the award-winning Rick Stein at Bannisters, enjoying local oysters, freshly caught seafood and coastal views. Another acclaimed dining experience in Mollymook is Tallwood, an all-day eatery that serves a seasonally-changing menu. Dial up the luxury and visit the Bannisters Day Spa.

Guests at Bannisters Pavilion, Mollymook Beach on the South Coast enjoying a swim in the rooftop pool

Located in the Shoalhaven region, Mollymook is a three-hour drive from Sydney and 2h 30min from Canberra. Nearby towns are Ulladulla to the south, Milton to the northwest, and Narrawallee to the north. Places to stay include luxury boutique hotels, serviced apartments and beach houses to rent.