Many people come to Vincentia and Jervis Bay just to lie on the beach and relax. But even then, you still need to eat and drink! Set out on this page is a range of activities, shopping options, walks and other useful ideas. Click on each link below to jump to the relevant information
There are many things to do and see in and around the Vincentia area. Here is a selection:
Booderee National Park - with an array of spectacular walks, beautiful beaches and abundant fauna, you could spend days in this park. Book in a guided walk through the botanical gardens or take in one of the events on the school holiday programme, such as bush tucker walk or the campfire yarns. Contact the Booderee Visitor Centre at the park entrance on (02) 4443 0977
The Bay and Basin Leisure Centre - if you prefer the structure of laned swimming, then escape the bay and head to the leisure centre where there are 4 heated indoor pools. An additional gym, waterslide and spa and surrounding outdoor sport fields will have everyone catered for. The Bay and Basin Leisure Centre (02) 4406 2022
Vincentia Golf Club - take in a few leisurely rounds of golf at the Vincentia Golf Club. The course has beautiful views of Jervis Bay and is surrounded by natural bushland. The club is located at 49 Murray Street Vincentia and is on (02) 4441 5111
And you can contact these companies to rent equipment, play a round of golf, or join in on a group activity:
Jervis Bay Kayak Co
(02) 4441 7157
Jervis Bay Sailing Charters
(02) 4441 8777
Jervis Bay Stand-up Paddle
0403 354 716
Around Jervis Bay Bike Hire & Tours
(02) 4441 6857
The Vincentia area has many beautiful beaches that you can explore.
Some of the best and most accessible beaches in Jervis Bay are located at Vincentia: Blenheim, Greenfields, Collingwood and Orion beaches fill the 6.5km strip along the Vincentia foreshore. Each is very different and can provide hours of fun exploring them. The headland at Plantation Point is also a lovely place to picnic, with direct access to the very pretty and dog friendly Nelson Beach.
If you make the effort to go to Hyams Beach village, either by car or the walking path from Greenfields, you can also access three beautiful beaches:
1. Seamans Beach is world famous for having the whitest sand in the world and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. It is a 2.5km stretch down to HMAS Creswell, located in the Booderee National Park. The 5km return is a palatable jogging option before breakfast, where often dolphins will be porpoising the waters along side you.
2. Chinaman's Beach is a lovely beach to the north of the village and gives access to The White Gums coastal walk. This walk is a lovely way to access the other delightful beaches of Greenfield and Blenheim.
3. Boat Ramp Beach is located in the middle of both Chinaman's and Seaman's beaches in Hyams Beach. It is small but attractive and quite a popular spot for divers..
There are plenty of walks to do around the Vincentia area - either along the waterfront, at Hyams Beach, or inside Booderee National Park.
There are a number of options for shopping, groceries and eating out, as follows:
For some charming and eclectic homewares and vintage shops, head to Huskisson or take in one of the many weekend markets that run in the surrounding areas:
There are very good eating out options in the local area, a selection of which is as follows:
Gringos Mexican Restaurant
(02) 4441 6651
Silver Spoon Thai
(02) 4443 9967
Jervis Bay Seafoods
(02) 4441 5453 or 5560
Paperbark Camp, Wollamia
(02) 4441 6066
Hyams Beach Café and Store
(02) 4443 3874