Hyams Beach, NSW
Hyams Beach is known as having the whitest sand in the world. It is an excellent seaside village ideal for families looking for a relaxing holiday. Hyams Beach is in Jervis Bay, in the Shoalhaven area on the NSW South Coast, just 2.5 hours drive south of Sydney.
The Cooked Goose Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch and also has a great range of gourmet delights. Huskisson is the closest town for a more extensive shopping experience.
As well as the beautiful white beach, there are lots of good bushwalks, coastal walks and cycleways providing plenty of reasons to get out and about. There’s not a lot of places to park in Hyams Beach Village, so it’s often full when it’s busy. Instead, you can park at Greenfield Beach and stroll to Hyams along the beautiful White Sands Walk. This way, you can see more of the area, including Chinamans Beach.
A short drive takes you to Booderee National Park with its beautiful pristine beaches, lovely nature walks, botanic gardens and native wildlife. Further south is Ulladulla. Just a short drive inland from Jervis bay, is the beautiful Kangaroo Valley.
Brilliantly White Sand Beaches
The sand at Hyams Beach is incredibly white. The beach is a very popular spot for swimming, sunbathing and relaxing. It is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, fishing, stand-up paddle boarding and bush-walking. Hyams Beach has some beautiful views across Jervis Bay to Point Perpendicular, Bowen Island and the Jervis Bay Marine Park.
The area around Hyams Beach is full of beautiful nature walks. There are coastal hikes, bushwalks and even cycleways. This is the perfect place to come if you love being outdoors.
The beaches in the area are absolutely stunning. Booderee National Park is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. If you’re looking for a place to relax and enjoy the incredible views, this is the place for you.
Hyams Beach Accommodation
There is a range of accommodation available in the area, including apartments, self-contained cabins, cottage rentals and beach houses. Whether you’re looking for a place to stay for a night or a week, you’ll be able to find a holiday rental to suit your needs. Accommodation is available includes the relaxed Hyams Beach House and the casual Walters Holiday Flats.
Walters Holiday Flats is by the ocean, a 4-minute drive from Booderee National Park and only minutes from the beach. Free self parking is available onsite. When you a stay at Hyams Beach House, you’ll be by the sea, within a 5-minute walk of the beach and Jervis Bay.
Is Hyams Beach a dog-friendly beach?
Your dog deserves a holiday too, and as long as they stay on a leash, dogs are allowed on Hyams Beach all day long. Your dog must be on a leash at all times, whether it’s walking with you along the beach, resting on your towel, or taking a swim in the clear water. And you want to help keep the white sandy beach, well… white. So you must pick up after your dog. Other beaches in the nearby national parks do not allow dogs at all (such as Green Patch inside Booderee National Park).
In the Jervis Bay area, there are also many cafes with outdoor seating that allow well-behaved dogs. Many of these puppy-friendly cafes are on the main street in Huskisson.
Where to eat
There’s only one place to eat, Cooked Goose on Hyams, which is right on the beach, and its a good one. However there are also many more options in the surrounding Shoalhaven region, all a short drive away.
Cooked Goose on Hyams
76 Cyrus St, Hyams Beach, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2540 Australia
Cooked Goose is a coastal cafe with a chilled-out vibe, and great place to grab locally sourced breakfast, lunch, dinners and snacks. They have a range of gourmet delights, as well as a selection of healthy options.
Located right within walking distance of the picturesque white sand, this iconic cafe has been serving locals and visitors alike for years. The Cooked Goose is open Sunday to Thursday 8am – 4pm, and Friday & Saturday 8am – 10pm (Loose Goose Evenings from 5pm).
Jervis Bay Wild
4 Vincentia Rd, Huskisson NSW 2540, Australia
If you love seafood, and your on the south coast, you’ll definitely want to check out Jervis Bay Wild. They have an amazing selection of fresh seafood, as well as a range of other delicious dishes.
The Jervis Blue Cafe
21 Owen St, Huskisson NSW 2540, Australia
The Jervis Blue Cafe is a great place for breakfast or lunch. This popular south coast cafe has a range of gourmet delights, as well as a selection of healthy options.
How to get to Hyams Beach
Sydney to Hyams Beach : 2.5 hours drive south of Sydney
To travel from Sydney to Hyams Beach takes roughly 2.5 hours and is a lovely drive down the coast to the Shoalhaven region. The best route to take is via the Princes Highway and then onto Jervis Bay Road. There is also a public bus service that runs from Huskisson to Hyams Beach, however, this only operates on weekdays and does not run on weekends or public holidays. The bus journey takes approximately 25 minutes.
Other towns in the area:
Other Australian white sandy beaches
While Hyams Beach is often touted as the beach with the whitest sand in the world, there are other beaches in Australia who also like to lay claim to this title, such as Lucky Bay in Western Australia, and Whitehaven Beach, near Airlie Beach on the Great Barrier Reef.
Things to do at Hyams Beach
- White Sandy Beach
- Have a picnic lunch on the beach
Nearest Airport: Moruya 141KM
Hyams Beach Map
- Bird Watching
- Bush Walking