Jervis Bay beaches

The protected Jervis Bay is well known for its powdery white sand and crystal clear water, with Hyams Beach in the south claiming the whitest sand in the world. The offshore marine park has underwater cliffs, caves, seagrass meadows and magical marine life. Rock platforms at Murrays Beach and Scottish Rocks, both in Booderee National Park in the south, are good for snorkelling, while the SS Merimbula, wrecked in 1928 off Whale Point, offers an intriguing playground for scuba divers. Look for bottlenose dolphins frolicking offshore, and at low tide comb the rockpools for creatures that scuttle and sway. There are sheltered beaches for families in the north of the bay, and in Booderee from Green Patch to Murrays Beach. Booderee’s Steamers Beach, flanked by 90‑metre sandstone cliffs, is good for surfing.

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