What a day at famous Hyams Beach looks like

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I only started paying attention to Hyams Beach recently after seeing it splashed across a billboard at a train station in Sydney.

In front of me was this pristine looking beach with incredibly clear water, powdery white sand and a beautiful natural backdrop jumping out at me.

I said to Caz “We have to visit that beach!”

Then as we started asking our blog readers for tips on places to go on the south coast of NSW for our road trip, often they would say “You can’t miss the Jervis Bay region, the beaches are amazing!”

We haven’t explored the south coast of NSW previously, choosing always to head north of Sydney. But after visiting Hyams, and other spectacular beaches in the Jervis Bay region we’ll be sharing with you in other posts soon, this part of Oz has made a HUGE impression!

I can’t show you what that billboard looked like, but this is what it looked like on our visit the other day:

Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay, Australia

Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay, Australia

Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay, Australia

So it turns out that Hyams Beach is also famous. The Guinness Book of Records reports that Hyams has the whitest sand in the world.

I didn’t know you could get whiter than at Whitehaven Beach in Queensland, but the sand at Hyams is definitely fine, soft and pretty damn white.

Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay, Australia

We were one of the first to arrive on the beach. Being the Sunday of a long weekend, and knowing how popular Aussie beaches get, we wanted to get their early to secure a parking spot and to beat the midday heat.

But what we’ve discovered, and now love about the south coast beaches, is that they aren’t heavily populated like Sydney and north coast beaches, and they aren’t surrounded by over development.

Hyams Beach is a quiet beachside town (population of just 290) with no monstrous apartment blocks shading the beach by midday like at Surfers Paradise. And, you can easily find a spot on the sand to lay your towel, unlike Bondi.

Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay, Australia
Caz relaxing on Hyams

Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay, Australia

Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay, Australia

Β Hyams Beach is a family beach

Another plus for us is that it’s such a family beach. The water being clear and gentle makes for great swimming (although a little chilly at this time of year) and the sand soft and clean makes for easy playtime.

Kalyra and Savannah absolutely loved it.

Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay, Australia

Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay, Australia

Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay, Australia

Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay, Australia

Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay, Australia

Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay, Australia

I’m happy to say that impression the billboard in Sydney made on me became a reality. I’m blown away by how stunning Hyams is. Why have I not been here before? Why have we ignored the Jervis Bay region for so long?

I know one thing, this part of the south coast is definitely underrated and under appreciated, and maybe they need a few more of those billboards around the place.

Then again, maybe we should keep it quiet as that’s part of the appeal of Hyams and Jervis Bay.

Definitely, add it to your must-visit list of places when you visit the south coast of NSW.

Hopefully, we have done our part to inspire you to spend a day on Hyams. Need more convincing? Check these out:

Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay, Australia

Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay, Australia

Don’t miss Hyams Beach cafe

Whether you visit Hyams for just an hour in the morning, or spend half a day there taking it all in, finish off your time by heading to the nearby cafe for breakfast, lunch, or simply a great coffee and cake!

Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay, Australia

Getting there

Hyams Beach is located in the Jervis Bay region just 180km south of Sydney (about 2.5 hours drive).

Places to stay

The nearby town of Huskisson offers ample accommodation options for all budgets, plus lots of nice cafes. We stayed in a cabin at Jervis Bay Caravan Park overlooking the river.

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Have you ever seen water and sand so inviting? Did we inspire you to visit Hyams Beach?

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36 thoughts on “What a day at famous Hyams Beach looks like”

    1. Glad you’ve visited Christina. Brilliant beach and yes great cafe. Been a highlight day so far. More to come. Thanks for following along πŸ™‚

  1. The only beach I’ve been to that gives that beach a run for its’ white sand beauty is one in Tasmania but I’ve got no idea what the name of it is.
    Wondering if your idea of cold would send us scurrying out of the water too or if we’d be in swimming and thinking the water temperature was just right.

    1. Hey Leigh,

      Yeah I’m sure Tasmania has some unspoilt amazing beaches. Will be down there in November. The water temp was 15 degrees celsius, a little chilly for us but maybe warm for you Canadians πŸ™‚

  2. Just gorgeous – the world-record for white sand looks well deserved. And that pic of Caz ad Savanah holding hands is really a picture postcard for the beach life.

      1. Yes they are all beautiful photos but that one stood out for me too. Can’t believe it is the beginning of spring! It looks like a perfect summer’s day in January. Crazy weather ‘down under’.

  3. This totally reminds me of the Whitesunday Island beaches!!! I love the white sand and the many different shades of blue of the ocean! Beautiful pictures!!!! Thanks a lot for sharing them to all of us Europeans who are facing fall and winter right now…

    1. Hey Jana,

      Thanks, we’ve been to the Whitsundays so know what you’re talking about. Trust me, some of the beaches down here on the south coast are equally as stunning! And sorry to tease you in the northern hemisphere haha!

      1. Looking forward to more! This trip of yours is just fantastic. We have some goals we want to reach and things to do over the next year, but I’m thinking after that, it’s time for us to take a nice long trip, too.

  4. Absolutely! I am inspired to visit Hyams beach πŸ™‚ The photos are so stunning that I skipped most of the text (sorry!). I couldn’t help gazing at the white sand, blue water and gorgeous vista!

  5. That white sand and sparkling water look amazing, we’re heading south of Sydney for the first time on a road trip early next year so gathering plenty of ideas from your recent posts. Your photos are fabulous.

  6. I don’t know what you guys are going to do when you head inland on your big trip around oz. Being that far from the beach is going to be difficult πŸ™‚

  7. Wow, that’s an amazing beach, I’m planning to visit Australia next year and this place is a must. It’s in my list now, thank you guys πŸ™‚

  8. I’ve been wanting to get there for a while, and am now inspired. However, it’s hard trying to find reasonable priced accommodation for a family of 4. Even the ensuite cabins at the Caravan park were $165 but add $15 per child, almost $200 a night. Any alternative accommodation ideas would be appreciated, and I absolutely loved the photo’s.

  9. Heard about it through an Instagram account. Fell in love. Want to go! We’ll be in Sydney in March for 5 days. Is there a way to go there using public transport?

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