Exploring hidden spots of Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay gains popularity due to lot’s of online articles about it, especially those featuring Hyams beach.

Many sources name Hyams beach the whitest sand beach in Australia or even in the world. Which is not exactly trough. However, it is a beautiful place. It attracts tourists and visitors and you can always find people there.

Target beach in Jervis bay area is more remote and there is nobody around. You can access it only by walking through the forest for about half an hour. Not many people are motivated to do that.

Nevertheless, this walk is definitely worth it. Target beach is alway quiet and there is usually noone. Snorkeling along the reef you can see beautiful underwater life, including various fishes and corals.

Search in Google maps for Target Beach Track and you will find the way.

 


Keep in mind HoneyMoon bay area is closed during the week and only open weekends. 

This time we went to explore other parts of Jervis Bay National Park. Hyams beach was windy and still for sure more crowded than we were looking for. To find out about weather conditions we usually use Willyweather forecast, where you can see real time and predicted wind and swell forecast.

Booderee National Park is a part of Jervis Bay Territory. Booderee means ‘a lot of fish’ from aboriginal language and it is completely true.

Booderee

 

Cave Beach & Camp Ground

I have been to Cave beach for the first time about 3 years ago, since then I fell in love with it’s unusual landscape with a beach and stunning ocean views.

This time we stopped on a campground for two nights, which costed us $48 for 2 people. You have to book a spot online. Additionally, we had our NSW National Park entry car sticker and a fishing yearly permission ($35).

Important! You have to carry all your equipment to the campground for about 500 meters because cars are not allowed there. We have noticed many people who camp in the campground used trolleys. I strongly recommend to get one of those, unless you do not have an eski with food and any other heavy stuff.

 

Jervis Bay best places

Steamers Beach

You will have to park your car in the car park in the middle of the forest. There are lots of police signs about thieves high activity. So do not bring lots of valuables for the bush thieves, ha! The other tip will be – wear comfy shoes or sneakers for trekking. More than a half way will be with uphills and down hills, but before you arrive to the beach you will see lots of steep stairs, which you will have to climb on the way back.

You will be rewarded by an incredible beach with a calm and gorgeous blue lagune beach, where you can have a swim or snorkel. Most of the times there is no one at this beach.

Steamers beach walk

 

Wreck Bay Village

Making our little research on weather conditions and exploring Google Maps satellite map, two beautiful bays in Wreck Bay village caught our attention. It definitely worth to check it out. Even though many roads are closed for visitors and only available for access for locals, you will still have a couple of breathtaking views to check.

Jervis bay travel tips

There were lots of shipwrecks a while ago. The legend describes about a wrong light house location and engineering.

A piece of History – Cape St.George Lighthouse 

You can explore historical Cape St. George lighthouse ruins on the top of a hill and is included into a National Heritage list.

The lighthouse was built in 1860 and was active for 29 years.

However, it has to be destroyed due to the false impression it gave to the ships, which were misled and crushed. They then built a new and more efficient Lighthouse in Point Perpendicular to replace it. It marks the Northern Entry of Jervis Bay.

Visitors parking and amenities are provided nearby, within a few minutes walk.

booderee

What are your favorite spots around Jervis Bay?

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