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If you get itchy feet and want to do a bit of exploring of other beaches, the greater Jervis Bay area is blessed with many beautiful options, some of which are as follows:
Within the beautiful Booderee National Park, only a short drive from Hyams, the following notable beaches can be found (park entry fees apply):
- Green Patch - this favourite is renowned for its great camping. Be prepared to share the space with kangaroos, wombats and a huge variety of birds;
- Murrays Beach - a sanctuary for marine life, this beach offers magical snorkelling with fish that are unafraid of humans. The beach is protected by and looks out to Bowen Island;
- Caves Beach - a favourite with surfers, this south-facing, remote beach break has a long right-hander off the point.
In and around St Georges Basin:
- Paradise Beach – this beach is a flat-water area, popular with kite surfers and is also a good option when protection is needed from a west or south-west wind.
In and around Huskisson and Vincentia:
- Shark Net Beach - a family-friendly beach that has a fun-filled kids’ park in the reserve;
- Huskisson Beach - more of those famous Jervis Bay white sands and access to Moona Moona Creek. Watch for dolphins from the shore;
- Nelsons Beach – a popular spot for early morning walkers and the starting point for the White Sands Walk.. The beach is a dog off-leash area from 4pm to 8am each day;
- Blenheim Beach - known for its beautiful old growth forest and abundant birdlife. Watch out also for the local white breasted sea eagles;
- Greenfields Beach - part of the Jervis Bay National Park, the pretty beach offers great picnic facilities for groups. It also has wheelchair access and no park entry fees apply.