In & Around Hyams
Hyams Beach is famous for its breathtakingly beautiful stretches of long white sandy beaches and water as clear as glass. To stroll along its squeaky white sand and feel the soft sand between your toes is the only way to experience its beauty – your footprints are often the first of the day. At your doorstep you will find secluded little coves, intricate rock pools, beautiful walking trails, wildlife and an amazing underwater wonderland. Swim, sail, snorkel, kayak, paddle board, float or just laze the day away.
After an early morning stroll there is no better way to start the day than with a delicious breakfast at the Hyams Beach Cafe. With a relaxed and casual atmosphere, it is the heart of Hyams Beach -great coffee – great food – exceptional friends and staff. Stock up on gourmet goodies for a picnic lunch or lazy night in. The cafe is open daily for breakfast/lunch and dinner on weekends.
White Sands Walk is a great way to familiarise yourself with Jervis Bay. The coastal track (approx 45 mins) commences at the southern end of Chinamans Beach and passes by Greenfields Beach, Blenheim Beach, Nelson Beach to Plantation Point Vincentia. From here there are excellent walking/bike paths that follow the coastline into the seaside village of Huskisson where you will find cafes, restaurants, boutiques, the heritage Husky Picture Theatre (over 70 years old), and the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum and Gallery. Huskisson wharf is the starting point for all dolphin and whale watch cruises on beautiful Jervis Bay.
Jervis bay is renowned for its world class diving. Directly opposite the cottages in the little cove of Hyams Beach and at the southern end of Murrays Beach there is some of the best snorkelling to be found in Jervis Bay. With its weedy sea dragons, blue groupers, fluorescent cuttlefish, dolphins, whales, seals and amazing array of colourful fish and seagrasses, it is a true underwater wonderland.
￼Fringed by Booderee National Park (owned and operated by the local aboriginal community), Jervis Bay Marine Park is surrounded by magnificent beaches – Murrays Beach, Iluka, Bristol Point, Greenpatch, Hole in the Wall and Caves Beach but to name a few. There are many beautiful bush walks within the national park, from the cliff top lookouts of St Georges Head Lighthouse to a relaxing stroll through the rain forests in the National Botanic Gardens. Booderee information centre has a great range of maps/brochures on walking/bird trails, flora and fauna and aboriginal bush/cultural tours.