“You can shake the sand from your shoes but not from your soul.”
Jervis Bay is a 2.5 hour drive south of Sydney, Australia. It’s a quiet spot for most of the year; a place that is small enough to be friendly yet big enough not to intrude. According to the Guinness Book of Records, it also has the whitest sand in the world.
With a planned move down to Melbourne, I feel so blessed to have lived in one of the most beautiful places in Australia. I wanted to reflect on and share some of the best features of this amazing area.
Most of the beaches in the bay have dazzling white sand – so fine that it squeaks when you walk. For the whitest sand, check out Hyams Beach.
There are also plenty of swimming, surfing, fishing and snorkelling/diving spots.
The area is home to Jervis Bay National Park, Booderee National Park and Jervis Bay Marine Park. These places give you the chance of a close encounter with wildlife such as rainbow lorikeets, black cockatoos and kangaroos, just to name a few.
Things To Do
Dolphin & Whale Tours
Get up close with dolphins, seals and even humpback & southern right whales when they’re migrating.
There are two tour companies which operate out of Huskisson town: Jervis Bay Wild & Dolphin Watch Cruises.
There are great markets, ranging from small produce markets to the huge Berry Showground market with around 200 stalls selling arts and crafts, handcrafted products, local produce, plants, collectibles, books, clothing and more. There’s something on nearly every weekend.
If you love yoga (or just want to try it), check out the fantastic Husky Yoga Studio and Husky Hot Yoga. Both offer very different styles of yoga; a great way to relax, unwind and make the most of your day. Husky Yoga Studio has lovely views out onto the water.
Walking & Bike Riding
There are scenic walking and cycling trails where you can immerse yourself in bushland or enjoy the coastal vistas.
The Shops & Cinema
There’s a wide range of boutique shops and restaurants, particularly in Huskisson.
Huskisson Pictures is a one-cinema hall that has been screening movies since the 1950’s. You can enjoy a movie here for a fraction of the cost of most cinemas.