Amongst the many beautiful beaches on the South Coast of NSW, Cudmirrah Beach is one of the many pristine ones, easily accessible and patrolled by life savers. The 3 kilometre surf beach is backed by dunes and low scrub. See the South Coast Map.
Located just south of Sussex Inlet NSW, there is a Surf Club there, providing surf beach patrols. If you are not experienced with Australian surf beach conditions, due to rips and undertows that may accompany bigger surf days, only swim between the flags, when the beach is patrolled.
There are plenty of activities in this part of the Shoalhaven Coast you can pursue here. They include swimming, fishing, canoeing, riding the surf, scenic walks and long bicycle rides.
Other places to explore nearby here are Swan Lake, St Georges Basin, Jervis Bay and Lake Conjola, as well as the Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve. At Huskisson, there are cruises available that explore the Jervis Bay Marine Park.
At Lake Conjola you can find boating, sailing, waterskiing and a whole range of other water sports, you can hire boats or just fish off the beaches. Just south of Lake Conjola is the Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve, with beautiful wild beaches backed by extensive forest.
Conjola National Park is covered by forests nestled beside the ocean and lakes, it has excellent swimming and picnic areas. Plenty of chances to explore by canoe or walks and plenty of birdlife to spot. The park adjoins Morton NP in the west.
At the Morton NP, bushwalking is one of the main attractions for visitors of the park. There are tall sandstone cliffs and animal life in the park including wombats, possums, swamp wallabies, kangaroos and greater gliders. Pigeon House Mountain, found in the Southern part of the park, has abundant birdlife.
Booderee National Park, just south of Jervis Bay has the wonderful Booderee Botanical Gardens. The park itself is on the shores of St Georges Basin. You can explore white sand beaches that are protected by calm coves, good for swimming.
The Budawang Wilderness Area, covering more than 76,000 hectares, has unusual rock formations and places to climb. There are other Shoalhaven National Parks and Reserves, each with their own charms. More about NSW National Parks.
Due to this region being a relatively undeveloped part of the Australia NSW Coast, a number of beaches are not patrolled by lifesavers on a regular basis. Always check to see if they are and when. Unless your an experienced surfer or diver, it is always much safer to swim at patrolled beaches due to unexpected rips and undertows.
Enquire at the Nowra Visitors Information Centre for more about the beaches here and the many national narks around Nowra and Bomaderry. Located at the Cnr. of Princes Highway and Pleasant Way, Nowra NSW 2541. Phone 1300 662 808 or International +061 2 4421 0778.
Shoalhaven accommodation includes not only world class resorts and hotels, but caravan parks, seaside cabins or places to camp.
Main Photo: By Sussex Inlet and the Conjola National Park on the South Coast is Cudmirrah Beach
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