House in Vincentia
- 8 guests
- 4 bedrooms
- 5 beds
- 2 bathrooms
House in Vincentia
Villa in Vincentia
Apartment in Vincentia
Cottage in St Georges Basin
From white sandy beaches to soothing ocean breezes, Vincentia in Jervis Bay is a paradise located only two hours from Sydney. Explore woodlands and eucalypt forest, or scuba dive and dolphin watch, Vincentia has choices to choose from. With 6.5 km of white beaches and elevated land areas providing amazing views across Jervis Bay, Vincentia is an ideal holiday destination.
Vincentia is a quiet seaside town fronting Jervis Bay. The coastal community boasts 6.5 km of white sandy beaches, lush reserves criss-crossed with walking trails and some of the best snorkelling and diving in Australia, outside of the Great Barrier Reef.
Travellers can spend their days swimming, strolling along the beaches or finding quiet spots to fish. Just a short distance from Vincentia, the area’s national parks offer an inland retreat, where calmer water sports and birdwatching are popular activities.
Holiday rentals in Vincentia can be found hugging the shore, overlooking the beaches or steps from a park or green space.
Vincentia’s long stretches of pure white sand are mostly backed reserves, separating them from the rest of the world. Collingwood Beach takes up 3 km of the foreshore, stretching between Mona Creek and Plantation Point, the area’s towering headland. There are sections for swimmers, and others, closer to Plantation Point, that are favoured by surfers.
Greenfield Beach offers an expansive, shady picnic area with BBQs. The crystal waters lining the coast are ideal for snorkelling and swimming. A smaller, crescent-shaped pocket, Blenheim Beach is often frequented by fishermen. To get away from it all, head to secluded Orion Beach.
Just beyond Vincentia, travellers have access to Hyams Beach, hailed as the whitest sandy beach on the planet. This Jervis Bay icon has flagged areas for swimming and great diving - second only in Australia to the Great Barrier Reef’s offerings.
One of the best ways to get to know Vincentia is to explore the town and surrounds on foot. To stay close to the ocean, you can wander along the White Sands Walk, a waterfront trail which begins at Greenfield Beach and takes you all the way to Hyams Beach. As an added bonus, the paved path is a great spot for dolphin watching.
On the way back, retrace your steps for further views of the white sand or do a complete loop by taking the Scribbly Gum Track. This steeper, forested portion of the trail veers slightly inland. Once the sun starts to set, you might even be able to see some of the locals coming out, notably possums and sugar gliders.
A few streets behind Vincentia’s main strip of shops, you’ll find a large park with a network of trails. This green space extends between the Vincentia Golf Club and the local high school and is ideal for leisurely strolls or jogs.
For hiking and bushwalking day trips, travellers can make their way to one of the national parks close to Vincentia, such as Booderee or Jervis Bay. These reserves are parsed with walking trails and come right up to the coast, so visitors can partake in a number of water sports.
Booderee encompasses a botanic garden and several beaches. During your visit, you’ll be able to observe little blue penguins and other local species. In addition, the park features many great spots for whale watching. To find out more about the flora and fauna of Booderee National Park, join a guided tour.
Jervis Bay National Park is a haven for birdwatchers, so make sure to bring your binoculars. For ultimate peace and tranquility, do some fishing or kayaking at Coonemia Creek.
If you’re travelling to Vincentia with the kids, you will have plenty of options to keep them entertained. The Bay and Basin Leisure Centre, at the heart of town, has a 40 m waterslide and a heated pool, as well as a gym for adults and an onsite cafe.
Vincentia enjoys three playgrounds. Plantation Point is next to the beach and has equipment for toddlers. Blendheim Beach also offers equipment for kids of all ages. Violet Clarke reserve, well-protected from the sun and set along a local bike path, boasts a playground for older children.
A short drive from Vincentia, the Shoalhaven Zoo awaits. On the banks of the Shoalhaven River, this is the largest zoo on the South Coast. In addition to seeing 100+ animal and bird species, kids will be able to meet the zoo’s koalas and watch crocodile and monkey feedings.
Drive to Vincentia from Sydney in 2.5 hours along the scenic coastal highway. If you opt for public transport, you can take a combination of trains and buses, but the journey time doubles at the very least.