Just three hours south of Sydney you’ll find the picturesque white sand beaches of Jervis Bay.
Enclosed within the towering cliffs of the Beecroft Peninsula, the Bay protects native wildlife like dolphins, penguins and seals. The pristine white sands are due to the lack of pollution thanks to the limited development of the area’s small population.
On the way down, don’t forget to stop in seaside town Kiama for a peek at the blowhole and a bite to eat.
In February, Adam and I rented a little AirBNB suite in Vincentia, just a ten minute drive from the main town Huskisson. We were situated directly opposite a beach and had access to a stunning nature walk.
Our favourite beaches to visit were Blenheim and Greenfield where we snorkelled and lay in the sun with the privacy of deserted stretches of pristine sand.
In Huskisson, we enjoyed a number of memorable meals, including two dinners at Stonegrill. This restaurant was a favourite; it was BYO and had an unforgettable $35 dinner deal including entree, main and dessert. We opted for the garlic prawns, steak that we grilled ourselves on a hot stone and cheesecake for dessert.
Another place to try is Fudge Addiction, an ice cream shop that sells delectable sweet treats. We also enjoyed a coffee and gelato from a mobile coffee van and shopped in local boutiques.
5 Little Pigs was great for breakfast and The Huskisson was a lovely place for happy hour drinks at sunset.
Adam and I enjoyed the South Coast Passage tour from Jervis Bay Wild ($95 pp.). On a small vessel we were guided around the cliffs and caves of the Beecroft Peninsula. The intimate tour allowed us to get up close to seals, dolphins and penguins as well as venture inside sea caves.
On the final day we drove to Hyams Beach and towards the Jervis Bay national park which we did not enter as it was raining. Another little drive in the opposite direction is the lighthouse which we also unfortunately were unable to enter due to military occupation.
Overall, it was a magical little road trip which we would definitely take again!