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:

a pathway leading onto a beach

a woman holding a childs hand on beach

A rocky beach next to the ocean

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.

A beach

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.

A woman sitting at a beach
Caz relaxing on Hyams

A beach

A close up of a rock near the ocean

 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.

people playing in the ocean

A girl in the ocean

A little girl sitting at a beach

a woman holding a childs hand on the beach

People swimming in the ocean

a woman and kids holding hands while standing in the ocean

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:

a beach

the ocean

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!

people in a cafe

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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