Jervis Bay is a must visit. I couldn’t believe that this slice of paradise existed just 2.5 hours from Sydney. Whether you leave after work on a Friday or give yourself a full week – Jervis will deliver natural coastal beauty aplenty.
We stayed in Vincentia suburb of Jervis Bay. Our Airbnb was perfect for its location and facilities – walking distance to picturesque beaches that are nothing short of perfection and a quick drive to Huskisson for a bit more action. I can’t commend our hosts enough for their well equipped, cosy and accommodating unit – we will definitely return.
We visited in September and often had the area’s most famous beaches to ourselves. Hyams beach, said to have the whitest sand in the world is beautiful but all around Jervis Bay you can find beach after beach to discover. Our particular favourites were Chinaman’s beach and Greenfields. I’ve heard Hyams beach has become overcrowded with people and traffic in the summer months so its good to know there are many more equally breathtaking options to hop between.
The town of Huskisson or Husky (known by the locals) has a relaxed seaside town vibe with a few stylish décor shops and great food options/eateries.
- Walk the ‘White Sands’ walk
- Visit the National Park – Cave beach and Murray’s
- Catch the latest movie at Huskisson Pictures (particularly if the weather isn’t great)
- Find out what markets are on during your stay
- Browse the shops of Husky
- Dolphin watch with Dolphin Watch Cruise
- Grab a bike from your accommodation or Jervis Bay Bike Hire – 5km trail from Vincentia to Huskisson or Huskisson to Plantation Point are recommended.
- Order a hamper with Hyams Beach Hampers to enjoy on the beach
- Hyams beach café – breakfast roll is recommended
- Husky Bakery for their famous meat pie
- The Quarters for dinner
- Gunyah restaurant at Paperbark Camp
- Pilgrim’s vegetarian Café
- The Huskisson on the water for an afternoon/early evening sundowner
- We stayed in this lovely Airbnb studio which I would highly recommend for 2
- Hyams B&B
- The Woods – a quirky camping spot 10 minutes from the sand
- Bundarra Farm House for grown up elegance
- Paperbark glamping
On your way to and/or from Sydney to Jervis Bay, a stop in Berry is well worth it. Berry is a quaint town fast becoming a trendy foodie and décor hotspot. We only had about an hour to spare but a quick walk down the main street and you’ll find ample designer home and gift stores to browse and cafes and restaurants to grab a coffee or a bit to eat.
I’d recommend Sourdough Eatery and after a bite, a quick stop to the shop next door, the Picnic Collective. I could have spent hours in Berry and will definitely be back. Hungry Duck is also recommended for an overnight stay dining experience.
We also drove back along the Grand Pacific Drive coasting along the shoreline through scenic coastal towns and over the iconic Sea Cliff Bridge. Although it takes a little longer, it is worth doing to scope out your next holiday spot.
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