LOOKING FOR THE BEST JERVIS BAY BEACHES?!
Jervis Bay is widely known for its calm turquoise waters, the whitest sand beaches in the world and its stunning national parks!
Jervis Bay beaches are among some of the best beaches along the east coast of Australia and not to be missed during your visit to this beautiful coastal town in southern New South Wales.
Conveniently, the majority of Jervis Bay beaches can be explored via a scenic coastal walkway, or alternatively you can simply drive to each one.
I recommend spending at least 2-3 days in the area to explore all of the Jervis Bay beaches and other fun-fuelled things to do in Jervis Bay!
In this guide, I have put together a complete list of the 10 Best Jervis Bay Beaches including where to find them and what to expect.
Also, at the bottom of this Jervis Bay beach guide, I have included some useful information on where to stay in Jervis Bay, the best time to visit Jervis Bay and other points of interest on Australia’s east coast.
Note: When I visited Jervis Bay, it was one day after a massive storm which brought strong winds, torrential rain and large swells. Unfortunately, there was a lot of seagrass that had washed up on the majority of the Jervis Bay beaches and the color of the water was brown in some areas. Regardless of the aftermath of the storm, I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Jervis Bay and I tried my best to capture appealing images of the beaches. I apologize in advance if some of my images might not show the true beauty of Jervis Bay.
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WHERE IS JERVIS BAY & HOW TO GET THERE
Jervis Bay is approximately a 3-hour drive south of Sydney.
It’s best to have your own vehicle to visit Jervis Bay as public transportation options are far and few between.
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DAY TRIP TO JERVIS BAY
Alternatively, you can do a day trip to Jervis Bay from Sydney which is a small group tour that includes transport to and from Sydney, a coastal cruise on a bike along the white-sand shoreline of Jervis Bay and a visit to the world’s whitest sand beach, Hyams Beach.
Jervis Bay Beaches
OVERVIEW – JERVIS BAY BEACHES
It’s best to start your Jervis Bay beach hopping adventure in the main town of Huskisson and work your way south along the coastline in an anti-clockwise direction.
Please see below for an overview of the 10 Best Beaches in Jervis Bay that you will find in this post:
- Nelsons Beach
- Blenheim Beach
- Greenfield Beach
- Chinamans Beach
- Hyams Beach
- Green Patch Beach
- Hole In The Wall Beach
- Murrays Beach
- Steamers Beach
- Cave Beach
#1 NELSONS BEACH
First up on this list of Jervis Bay beaches is Nelsons Beach which can be found just a short drive south of Huskisson in a place called Vincentia.
Nelsons Beach Jervis Bay is absolutely stunning, featuring soft white sands, calm turquoise waters and it boasts extensive views of the bay. It’s the perfect spot to jump in the water for a refreshing dip and bum around on this stunning Jervas Bay beach for an hour or two.
It’s here at Nelsons Beach Jervis Bay where the White Sands Walk starts. This scenic coastal walk hugs the shoreline and leads through the rainforest in some areas. The trail is clearly signposted and will bring you to a number of beautiful Jervis Bay beaches as you head south.
Nelsons Beach Jervis Bay
Nelsons Beach – Jervis Bay Beaches
#2 BLENHEIM BEACH
Blenheim Beach lies below Nelsons Beach and it’s the first beach you’ll come to on the White Sands Walk.
This particular beach features a tucked away cove with white sandy shores and calm waters, all of which is surrounded by lush rainforest. It’s a great spot to get away from the more crowded Jervis Bay beaches and you’ll most likely have Blenheim Beach all to yourself to enjoy.
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Blenheim Beach – Jervis Bay Beaches
#3 GREENFIELD BEACH
Continuing on the White Sands Walk, Greenfield Beach is a worthy addition to your list of Jervis Bay beaches to visit.
Greenfield Beach Jervis Bay is a larger beach that lies in a beautiful cove with a rocky headland on the north end and plenty of space to hang out on the soft sands by the water’s edge.
There is also a picnic area at Greenfield Beach which is located a stone’s throw from the shoreline beneath a lush canopy of trees. It’s the perfect setting to hang out with your friends and family before or after enjoying a swim at the beautiful Greenfield Beach.
Greenfield Beach – Jervis Bay Beaches
Greenfield Beach Jervis Bay
#4 CHINAMANS BEACH
Chinamans Beach in Jervis Bay is one of my personal favorites and rated as one of the best beaches in Jervis Bay.
It’s very easy to access Chinamans Beach via the White Sands Walk or alternatively you can drive right down to the parking lot by the beach.
Featuring a large stretch of glistening white sands and vibrant turquoise waters, this is one spot you don’t want to miss on your list of Jervis Bay beaches to see.
For the best views, stroll down the shoreline to a set of stairs on the northern end of Chinamans Beach Jervis Bay and walk to the top for spectacular views overlooking the beach and the bay.
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Chinamans Beach – Best beaches in Jervis Bay
Chinamans Beach – Jervis Bay Beaches
#5 HYAMS BEACH
Hyams Beach is renowned for having the whitest sand beach in the entire world! It’s safe to say that a visit to Hyams Beach is an absolute must on your Jervis Bay beaches list, even if it’s the only beach you visit!
Located a stone’s throw to the south of Chinamans Beach, I guarantee you’ll be in awe as soon as you lay eyes on this magnificent paradise! Boasting a looong stretch of blinding white sands, dazzling turquoise water and fringed by lush rainforest.
As I mentioned earlier, I visited Jervis Bay after a storm had passed through so, unfortunately, Hyams Beach was covered in seagrass and wasn’t as appealing as I had expected. Fingers crossed that you get to see and experience Hyams Beach Jervis Bay in all its glory during your visit.
Hyams Beach – Photo: Silas Baisch
Hyams Beach – Jervis Bay Beaches
#6 GREEN PATCH BEACH
Green Patch Beach – Jervis Bay Beaches
Green Patch Beach – Jervis Bay Best Beach
#7 HOLE IN THE WALL BEACH
Next on this list of best beaches in Jervis Bay is the famed Hole In The Wall Beach which is a naturally carved out rocky headland and sandy cove that can be accessed via an easy walking trail.
When traveling along Jervis Bay Road to the east of Green Patch Beach, you’ll see signs for Hole In The Wall so you won’t miss it. From the parking lot, follow the bush trail down to this Jervis Bay beach and only on low tide can you wander out to the Hole In The Wall for a closer look.
Hole In The Wall Jervis Bay
Hole In The Wall Beach – Jervis Bay Beaches
#8 MURRAYS BEACH
Murrays Beach is another popular spot among locals and tourists which is a worthy addition to your Jervis Bay beaches list.
This stunning beach in Jervis Bay features a large cove, sugary soft sands and a rainforest fringed shoreline. When you discover Murrays Beach for yourself, you’ll feel like you’ve arrived in a remote paradise with nothing but pure nature that surrounds this area.
Take a dip in the ocean, beach bum under in the sun or enjoy a picnic at one of the wooden tables in the shade beneath the rainforest canopy.
Murrays Beach – Best beaches in Jervis Bay
Murrays Beach – Jervis Bay Beaches
#9 STEAMERS BEACH
Steamers Beach is a little more remote and a little harder to get to but it’s well worth the hike to get here.
Featuring a stunning cove filled with vibrant turquoise waters and surrounded by verdant cliffs, I think it’s safe to say that Steamers Beach Jervis Bay is a must-see!
From the parking lot, there is a bush trail that leads through Booderee National Park and down to the shoreline with a distance of 2.3 km one way. For the average person, it takes around 45 minutes to 1-hour to reach Steamers Beach.
Please be cautious when swimming at Steamers Beach as sharks tend to frequent the waters here and there are flash rips that can potentially pull you out to sea.
Steamers Beach – Best beaches in Jervis Bay
#10 CAVE BEACH
Last but not least on this list of best Jervis Bay beaches is Cave Beach which can be found in stunning Booderee National Park.
Cave Beach is best known for providing great waves for surfers and it also features a large sandy bay for all beachgoers. It’s a great opportunity to get in the ocean for a refreshing dip!
From the parking lot, it’s a short walk down the trail to reach Cave Beach Jervis Bay and you may even spot some kangaroos along the way.
If you plan to spend a night or two, Cave Beach campground is rated as one of the best camping areas in Australia, just be sure to book well in advance to secure a spot.
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Cave Beach – Photo: Zac Watson
Caves Beach – Photo: Zac Watson
ACCOMMODATION IN JERVIS BAY
Looking for accommodation near Jervis Bay beaches? There are countless accommodation options to choose from so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Jervis Bay to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers and everyone in between.
See below for a list of Jervis Bay accommodation that I personally recommend:
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BEST TIME TO VISIT JERVIS BAY
Jervis Bay sees glorious sunshine almost all year round.
If you want the best of the best conditions weatherwise, I recommend visiting between May and October (Autumn, Winter, Spring) which is less busy and most ideal for beach bumming, coastal walks and water sports.
Summer in Jervis Bay Australia is between December and February which sees hotter temperatures, some rainfall and more tourists. All that aside, it’s still a great time to visit Jervis Bay during this time.
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WHAT TO PACK FOR JERVIS BAY
Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables, drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.
Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.
Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!
Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.
Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.
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Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.
Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions.
Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.
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Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included.
Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.
GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!
Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket.
Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!
Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!
Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.
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FINAL THOUGHTS OF JERVIS BAY BEACHES
I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions about Jervis Bay beaches, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can!