Road trip Series: Jervis Bay
2 min read. Created 2018.
Jervis bay is located 3 hours south of Sydney, Australia. It is home to one of the whitest sand beach in the world as well as crystal clear waters. In Sydney although we have a lot of beaches none compare to Hyams Beach, Murray's Beach and the National Park located within Jervis Bay,
We set off at 9:45am from Sydney. We arrived at Hyams Beach around 1pm. The drive down is scenic and picturesque. You can take a long detour via the grand pacific drive near Wollongong. If it is your first time driving south of Sydney, i'd highly recommend taking the detour.
I am not sure how long it takes to arrive in Jervis Bay if you take the additional drive but your GPS will be able to tell you once you detour. Grand pacific drives takes you via The royal national park, see cliff bridge and Wollongong. If you want more information read my blog post about it here.
Arriving in Jervis bay there are little cafes and small shops scattered around the coast. They tend to be fair cheap with a burger setting you back $12-15 at Hyams Beach cafe. You can read the trip advisor review here. Parking in the small coastal town is free. You will have to pay for entry into the national park. $11 cash only will give you 48 hours unlimited parking anywhere within the park.
The national park is home to Caves beach, Murray's beach as well as other beautiful smaller beaches. They will give you a map when you pay so explore as much as you can. We unfortunately were short on time so we were limited to a couple of places.
Most of the beaches were empty and hosted massive beach fronts. We went when it was in the colder months (june,july august) so bare in mind in peak summer it will most likely be very busy. The sun sets in the colder months fairly early something to consider is by 6pm its pitch black. Driving back was interesting to say the least... There is a right way and a wrong way to drive back to make sure when you're on your way home you check your GPS prior to leaving.
We were taken through the country, winding roads, high speed limits and no street lights. It was probably the scariest car journey I've had. It was unsafe and wouldn't recommend to anyone travelling at night. Be sure to take the Wollongong drive home via the coast line.