Snorkelling Jervis Bay

February 28, 2019

We recently did a long weekend in Jervis Bay to explore the local snorkelling. We had heard it was an amazing place for underwater exploration, and it sure lived up to the expectations!

Here are some of the spots we visited and the highlights.

Blenheim Beach

This beach in Vincentia is absolutely beautiful. If you’re looking for a beach that feels remote, but actually isn’t, this is the one for you. We snorkelled the southern end of the beach where you can find rocks and underwater forrests. The waters are absolutely teeming with stingrays, banjo sharks and fish.

Highlights: rays everywhere!

Honeymoon bay

This place is a stunning little bay on the Beecroft Peninsula. You need to go down a bumpy gravel road to get there, but it’s absolutely worth it. I recommend going really early to avoid the crowd and see the most amount of life. We saw stingrays, squid, cobblers and lots of baby fish.

Highlight: baby squids!

Murray’s beach

Murray’s beach is located at the far southern end of the bay inside the Boodere National Park. You need to buy a pass to enter the park, but it’s valid for 48 hours and there’s heaps of places to explore. This is a big beach and we explored the eastern part of the beach. We saw stringrays, different kinds of fish and a cuttlefish hiding in the seaweed.

Highlight: cuttlefish!

Other places

These were the three places we explored, but there were a few more snorkelling places on my list:

  • Greenfield Beach
  • Green Patch
  • Chinamans Beach
  • Little Hyams Beach
  • Shark Net Beach

If you check them out, be sure to let me know how they were!

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