Exploring hidden spots of Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay gains lots of popularity lately especially because of many online articles featuring Hyams beach as the beach with the most white sand in the world.

Many sources name Hyams beach the whitest sand beach in Australia or even in the world! (Which is not exactly trough)

However, it is certainly a stunning place that deserves attention. It attracts tourists and visitors and you can always find people there (comparing to some less famous beaches in Australia that are completely empty).

I would like to take you guys today to the Target beach in Jervis Bay area, which is more remote and there is nobody around!

You can access it only by walking through the forest for about half an hour and not many people are motivated to do that. So you can have the entire hidden beach for yourself, which is pretty amazing.

Nevertheless, the 30-minutes forest walk is definitely worth it. Target beach is always quiet and there is usually no one. While snorkelling along the reef you can see the incredible underwater life, including various fishes and corals.

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


Keep in mind that the 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 more crowded than we were expecting. To find out about weather conditions we usually use Willyweather forecast, where you can see the real-time weather and also 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.



Cave Beach & Camp Ground

I have been to Cave beach for the first time about 3 years ago, and since then I fell in love with its unusual landscape, the beautiful beach and stunning ocean views from the hill.

This time we stopped at this campground for two nights, which was $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 to know! –> You have to carry all your equipment to the campground for about 500 meters because cars are not allowed there. We have noticed many smart and prepared people who camp in the campground used trolleys. I strongly recommend getting one of those, unless you do not have an esky with food and any other heavy stuff.

We had to make 3-4 trips to the car walking back and forwards with lots of weights to set up the tent and stuff for camping and hope you will avoid this problem, because you are already reading this.


Jervis Bay best places

Steamers Beach

To get to the 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! The other tip is – wear comfy shoes or sneakers for trekking, no thongs. More than a half will be with uphills and down hills, but before you arrive at the beach you will see lots of steep stairs, which you will have to climb on the way back.

You will be rewarded with 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. It’s a real Paradise on Earth found!

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 is 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 a wrong lighthouse 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 it is included into a National Heritage list.

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

However, it had 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.


What are your favourite spots around Jervis Bay?

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