About Hyams Beach
Get Into the Water in Hyams Beach
Touted by Guinness Book of World Records for having the whitest sandy beaches in the world, Hyams Beach is the ultimate getaway for those seeking fun in the sun and waves. The waters are incredibly blue and the surrounding scenery is unbeatable. Hyams Beach is located on the south coast of Jervis Bay, just a 3-hour drive from Sydney. The small seaside village has a year-round population of well under 500 people, which makes Hyams Beach a private, quiet destination for a holiday. Many of the accommodation choices, from cottages to apartments and self-contained homes to townhouses, are set right on the white sandy beach.
Hit the Beach
In the middle of three beaches, each of which boasts the areaÃÂs signature white sand, Hyams Beach visitors can access the waterfront in minutes. The waters of Hyams Beach are crystal clear and are considered the second-best diving site in Australia, behind only the Great Barrier Reef. Besides diving, other popular activities in the waters of Jervis Bay include snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, surfing and windsurfing. When visiting Hyams Beach for swimming, stay in the flagged areas for safety. If you tire of water activities, try the White Sands Walk. This adventure allows you to take in panoramic views of the bay while further exploring the Hyams Beach region on foot.
Escape in Nature
Set just to the south of Hyams Beach, Booderee National Park includes plenty to see and do for nature lovers. Bring along your walking shoes, as there are a great number of trails throughout the park. The shaded paths through the botanic gardens offer a great way to see local flora and fauna, while the trails along the parkÃÂs beaches allow you to take in water views and observe many aquatic species, including little blue penguins. During your walk, bust out your binoculars and keep a careful eye out for avian life and migrating whales in the distance. Guided tours of the park are also offered.
The north end of Hyams Beach provides quick access to Jervis Bay National Park. DonÃÂt forget to pack a picnic hamper, as there are numerous picnic areas throughout the park. This park also offers a vast network of scenic trails, many of which are ideal for spotting birds. The clear waters of Jervis Bay National Park's coastline create the ideal environment for water sports. An inland creek offers a calmer location that is a great spot for fishing.
Iconic Hyams Beach Store and Cafe
A family-owned business, Hyams Beach Store is a great place to stop while on your holiday. Many of the items in the store are locally grown or sourced, whenever possible. Make sure you grab a cup of the store's famous coffee, and before you go, try out the cafe's locally grown or sourced food. Drop in and sample homemade jams, jellies, biscuits, cakes and breads, or grab what you need for a picnic. The store/cafe also features a liquor section and a delicatessen, which means everything you need for a party is at your fingertips.
Sports and Shopping around Hyams Beach
Bring along your mountain bike to explore the parks and reserves in Hyams Beach while getting your daily exercise. As you barrel through the bush, keep your eyes wide open; Hyams Beach is home to a variety of native species. If fishing is your sport of choice, Jervis Bay offers some of the best marlin fishing around. The waters provide an ideal habitat for game fish, and as such, fishermen regularly reel in prize catches. For shoppers, the town of Husskisson and its stores are only a few kilometres away.
Getting to Hyams Beach
If youÃÂre visiting from Sydney, bring your car or rent one and take the scenic coastal journey to your holiday home in Hyams Beach.
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For more travel information on Hyams Beach, read our guide on Things to do in Jervis Bay.