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 the beaches in Jervis Bay 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 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 guide, I have included some useful information on where to stay in Jervis Bay, the best time to visit, 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 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 HERE
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.
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 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 beaches as you head south.
Nelsons Beach Jervis Bay
#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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#3 GREENFIELD BEACH
Continuing on the White Sands Walk, Greenfield Beach is a worthy addition to your list of 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
#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 during your visit.
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
#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, 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
#6 GREEN PATCH BEACH
One of the most iconic things to do in Jervis Bay is seeing the resident kangaroos and wallabies that frequent Green Patch Beach in Booderee National Park.
It’s a short 10-minute drive from Hyams Beach to Green Patch Beach and there is plenty of free parking spaces available down by the shoreline. You can also spend a night or two at the Green Patch campground if you wish to spend some more time in this beautiful section of Jervis Bay.
If you have some carrots on hand you may be lucky enough to be able to feed the kangaroos on Green Patch Beach which I am sure for some is a dream come true when visiting Australia.
Green Patch Beach
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 the 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
#8 MURRAYS BEACH
Murrays Beach is another popular spot among locals and tourists and well worth a visit.
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 in Jervis Bay
#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
There are countless accommodation options to choose from in Jervis Bay so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
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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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