The Five Best Beaches in Jervis Bay

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Choosing Jervis Bay’s Top Five Beaches: Discovering Bliss

When you embark on your coastal odyssey along the New South Wales South Coast, at least part of your quest should be to find the best beach. There isn’t many people that would argue that you will find this beach in Jervis Bay. We’ve curated a list of five pristine coastal gems to show you just what’s waiting for you. To do this, we rigorously tried and tested beach after beach, capturing the essence of what makes Jervis Bay the haven it is for beach enthusiasts.

The selection criteria were anchored in the unique characteristics that set Jervis Bay apart — from its globally renowned white sands to the diverse landscapes painting its shoreline. Our goal was to encapsulate the true spirit of each beach, considering factors such as tranquility, natural beauty, family-friendliness, and suitability for various activities.

Hyams Beach 

The Beach With the Whitest Sand

Hyams Beach in Jervis Bay has the whitest sand in the world.
Hyams Beach is famed for having the world’s whitest sand

If you’ve heard of Jervis Bay, there is no doubt that you have probably heard of Hyams Beach. Known for having the whitest sand in the world, Hyams Beach is the most photographed (and instaworthy) beach in NSW.

Hyams Beach is a mesmerising place where sugar-white sand meets turquoise waters. If you’re all about the photos, then Hyams Beach is one you cannot miss as you explore the South Coast.

The famous reputation of Hyams Beach leads to it getting incredibly crowded on weekends and warmer months. Parking can be difficult, and at times, traffic is even turned back. For this reason, we recommend you also check out nearby beaches like Chinamans Beach, Greenfields Beach and Blenheim Beach.

The ‘White Sands Walk’ is one of the best ways to see Hyams Beach. Beginning at Greenfields Beach, you’ll stroll past ocean views and lush green forests. The walk is around 90 minutes return (not including your swim) so don’t forget to take water.

Greenfields Beach

The Beach for Family-Friendly Fun

The turquoise whater of Greenfield Beach in Jervis Bay National Park
Pristine waters and BBQ facilities make Greenfields Beach a family-friendly oasis

Greenfields Beach, adjacent to Vincentia, earned its spot as a family-friendly oasis. Secluded within Jervis Bay National Park, its calm waters and pristine eucalypt lined shores make it the perfect place to spend the day. Another reason Greenfields Beach is great for families is the presence of a large grassy area equipped with free bbqs, picnic tables, toilets and showers. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, or just want to spend the day, Greenfields Beach is Jervis Bay’s perfect beach for the whole family.

Murrays Beach

The Best Jervis Bay Beach for Adventure and Relaxing 

Murrays Beach in the Booderee National Park Jervis Bay
An underwater wonderland beckons at this Booderee National Park gem

Nestled within Booderee National Park, Murrays Beach emerged as the quintessential beach for adventure and relaxation. Stunning white sand meets impeccably clear water offering visitors superb snorkeling and diving. Locals say that Murrays Beach provides the best shore diving in the whole bay. With child-friendly swimming, scenic walking trails and native flora and fauna, Murrays Beach stands as a testament to the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation.

Huskisson Beach

The Pet Friendly Beach with Coastal Vibes

Dog friendly Huskisson Beach Jervis Bay
Enjoy a morning at the beach with your four-legged friend

Huskisson Beach made the cut for its pet friendliness and vibrant coastal atmosphere. Huskisson beach is the go-to for people staying in Husky, there are several holiday parks and plenty of accommodation nearby. The beach is calm and shallow, making it a great place to swim, paddleboard or kayak. 

Huskisson town center is just a short walk away, adding to the beach’s vibe, with diverse dining options, breweries, tour companies and shopping a stone’s-throw away. 

Dogs are allowed off-lead from 4pm to 8am during warmer months and 3pm to 9am in Winter. You can take your dog for an on-lead walk at Husky Beach any time.

Whiting Beach

The Best Jervis Bay Beach for Those Who Enjoy Walking

Secluded paradise Whiting Beach Booderee National Park Jervis Bay
The blue-green waters of this secluded beauty is well worth the walk

Tucked away in a secluded part of the Booderee National Park is Whiting Beach. An underwater wonderland, Whiting Beach’s shallow waters as well as an abundance of marine life, make it a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and snorkelers. You’ll need a little time to enjoy this touch of South Coast paradise. From the Steamer’s Car Park in the Booderee National Park, Whiting Beach is an eight kilometer (two-hour) walk.