Huskisson Beach is a glorious white sand beach in Jervis Bay, Australia. Located a short walk from the centre of Huskisson town, which is Jervis Bay’s main hub, it’s understandably a popular beach for families and those wanting plenty of amenities on their doorstep. But, given the wealth of outstanding beaches in Jervis Bay, what makes Huskisson Beach a worthy choice? Well, plenty to be honest with you, and in this guide, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about visiting Huskisson Beach.
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About Huskisson Beach, NSW
Huskisson Beach is a long stretch of powder-white sand to the southeast of the town of Huskisson in Jervis Bay. To the north, Tapalla Point marks the start of the beach. Here, you’ll find beautiful rock platforms perfect for spotting some interesting marine life.
The slight crescent shape of Huskisson Beach extends around 750 metres south to Moona Moona Creek. Here, you’ll find more rock platforms and the small Moona Moona Beach as the mouth of the estuary flows out into Jervis Bay.
Despite its proximity to Huskisson town, the beach manages to remain somewhat secluded. Backed by coastal bushland and towering forest trees, Huskisson Beach retains a remote feel. Certainly, we think this adds to the popularity of the beach. Nestled within the tree cover is the Huskisson Beach Reserve, complete with picnic facilities, public toilets and parking.
To the north of Huskisson Beach, around Tapalla Point, you’ll find the water is part of the Huskisson Sanctuary Zone. This means that the sea is protected and the only recreational activities you can undertake are swimming and snorkelling. Heading south, and stretching almost the entire length of the beach, the sea is classed as a Habitat Protection Zone. Despite still being protected, you’re allowed to fish (spear, line, net, you name it) and use boats and other water crafts. Again, the wealth of additional activities here certainly helps to elevate this beach.
Overview of Huskisson Beach: Why Visit?
So, why visit Huskisson Beach on Jervis Bay? Well, in terms of nearby amenities and facilities, Huskisson Beach is hard to match. As mentioned, the beach is within easy walking distance of Huskisson, where you’ll find a wealth of coffee shops, eateries and general stores. In addition, there are boat tours, an ocean pool and a small park for the family to enjoy.
At the beach itself, you’ll find plenty to keep you occupied and comfortable. Many beaches along the coast of Jervis Bay are quite remote and lack facilities that might put many visitors off, especially families. So, below, we’ll run through the main features and facilities at Huskisson Beach, Jervis Bay.
Huskisson Beach Features & Facilities
- Picnic area
- Recreational ground
- Beach showers
- Coastal pathway (to Huskisson)
- Swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking
- Free Parking
- Multiple beach access
- Towel hooks and benches on the beach
Please note that Huskisson Beach is not classed as an accessible beach.
Popular Things to Do at Huskisson Beach
Now you know some of the key features and facilities you can expect at Huskisson Beach, we’ll briefly cover some of the popular things to do.
Swimming, Snorkelling and Bathing
Three obvious activities to start with, but yes, Huskisson Beach is one of the best beaches in Jervis Bay for swimming, snorkelling and general bathing. Certainly, the clear waters offer great visibility, the relatively shallow waterfront makes accessing Jervis Bay nice and simple, and the powdery white sands are wonderful to lay out on. Certainly, families appreciate the ease of being at Huskisson Beach.
Paddle Boarding and Kayaking
Huksisson Beach is also known as a great spot for paddle boarding and kayaking. The water here offers great conditions, most of the time, and means you can paddle out and hopefully spot a dolphin or two. In addition, being out in a kayak or paddleboard is a great way to experience more of the Jervis Bay coastline and view Huskisson Beach from a different perspective.
Indeed, renting kayaks and paddle boards from Huskisson is very easy. One of the most popular places is Jervis Bay Kayak Hire, where you can rent or book a tour. In fact, heading out on a kayak tour is a fun activity in Huskisson.
Half-Day Jervis Bay Sea Kayak Tour
- Kayak tour from Huskisson to Booderee National Park
- Spot dolphins, penguins and stingrays
- Snacks and brunch included
Huskisson Beach Reserve
Backing the beach, within the small yet dense coastal forest, is the Huskisson Beach Reserve. This is a great place to come and relax and take a break from the exposed beachfront and enjoy some lunch, sand free.
The reserve has sheltered BBQ facilities and picnic tables. You’ll also find beach showers and public toilets. Running the length of the reserve is a paved walkway that leads from Moona Moona Creek at the southern end of the reserve, right the way up to Tapalla Point and beyond. The walk is quaint and easy and is a wonderful option for stretching your legs and perhaps visiting a different section of the beach. There are also plenty of benches dotted along the walk, perfect for dolphin and whale watching and soaking in the beautiful views.
Running the length of the Huskisson Beach Reserve are plenty of parking options, which we’ll cover in more detail in the Huskisson Beach Parking section below. In addition, you’ll find around a dozen access points from the reserve onto the beach, making visiting that bit easier, knowing wherever you pitch up on the beach isn’t a far walk back to sturdier ground.
Moona Moona Beach
As mentioned, at the southern end of Huskisson Beach is Moona Moona Creek. Here, you’ll also find a small beach, playground, picnic facilities and toilets. Moona Moona Beach is certainly a popular place for fishing and enjoying more sheltered waters. For some shallow swimming options, perfect for young families or those less confident with open water swimming, then Moona Moona Beach is a great option.
Huskisson offers some truly outstanding boat tours around Jervis Bay. If you’re keen to see more of the Jervis Bay coastline from Huskisson, then consider hopping on a boat. Indeed, one of the most popular boat tours is the 90 minute dolphin spotting trip from Huskisson. Here, an experienced guide will head out to some popular dolphin-watching spots, as well as cruise the incredible Jervis Bay coastline.
Boat tours generally leave from the Huskisson Wharf. The most popular and reliable tour companies include the Husky Ferry (although you’ll need to request the Sunset Cruise or private charter) and Dolphin Watch Cruises Jervis Bay. Alternatively, you can book the 90 Minute Jervis Bay Dolphin Cruise online with GetYourGuide.
Best Jervis Bay Boat Tour
- 1.5 hour dolphin cruise
- On board commentary
- Plantation Point and Callala
Where Is Huskisson Beach, Jervis Bay?
Huskisson Beach is located in the town of Huskisson in Jervis Bay, within the region of Shoalhaven in New South Wales. It’s around a 2.5 hour drive south of Sydney and is nestled between Tapalla Point to the north and Moona Moona Creek to the south.
Feel free to click on the interactive map below to help plan your journey.
How to Get to Huskisson Beach: Directions
Certainly, the simplest way to get to Huskisson Beach is to drive there. From Sydney, take the M1 south through Wollongong, Kiama, Bomaderry and Nowra. At Falls Creek, turn left onto Jervis Bay Road and then left again onto Huskisson Road. Then, continue through Huskisson to reach Beach Street on the east side of town. Here, you’ll find plenty of parking options.
If you don’t have a vehicle for your road trip to Jervis Bay, then we recommend hiring one.
If you don’t have your own car, you should hire one using Discover Cars. Personally, we use Discover Cars and highly recommend them for finding your ideal car hire at an affordable price. Booking online is super easy and the free cancellation policy is great.
Huskisson Beach Parking
There’s plenty of parking for Huskisson Beach. At the northern end of the beach, around Tapalla Point and next to the Holiday Haven White Sands, is lots of roadside bay parking. This runs down a long stretch of Beach Street until you reach the Holiday Haven Huskisson Beach Holiday Park. Along this stretch of parking on Beach Street are numerous access routes down to Huskisson Beach.
At the southern end of Huskisson Beach is the Moona Moona Creek Reserve. There’s plenty of tree-covered parking here. Again, there are plenty of Huskisson Beach access points from Moona Moona Creek Reserve, as well as walking along the coastal path to access points further north.
Also, parking for Huskisson Beach is free.
If you want to take public transport to Jervis Bay and Huskisson Beach, then it’s certainly possible.
From Sydney’s Wolli Creek, take the South Coast Line to Kiama. From Kiama, take the train to Bomaderry. At Bomaderry, you’ll need to take the #102 bus to Huskisson. All in all, the journey time is around 4.5 hours, not including your commute to Wolli Creek and then walking to Huskisson Beach once you arrive in Huskisson.
You can check public transport options at Transport NSW.
Read more: How To Get From Sydney To Jervis Bay
Huskisson Beach Accommodation
Huskisson has some truly wonderful accommodation options, and certainly something to suit everyone. Below is a quick list of the best apartments, motels, villas, holiday homes and B&B options just a stone’s throw from Huskisson Beach.
But, for more in-depth ideas on where to stay in Huskisson and the wider Jervis Bay area, check out some of our accommodation guides below.
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Top Huskisson Beach Accommodation
Huskisson Beach Camping
If camping is more of your thing, then heading to a Huskisson Beach caravan park is a must. Holiday Haven White Sands and Holiday Haven Huskisson Beach, which both occupy seafront locations on Huskisson Beach, are certainly great choices. Alternatively, one of the most highly rated holiday parks in Huskisson is the Jervis Bay Holiday Park, which is just a five minute drive away.
Below, we’ll answer a couple of the most frequently asked questions about visiting Huskisson Beach in Jervis Bay.
Is Huskisson Beach Dog Friendly?
Huskisson Beach operates off-leash hours. This means you are only allowed to take your dog to the beach during these specific times, which are currently 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, daily.
Is Huskisson Beach Patrolled?
No, Huskisson Beach isn’t patrolled.
More Beaches in Jervis Bay
Huskisson Beach might be one of the best family-friendly and convenient beaches to visit in Jervis Bay, but there are plenty more spectacular patches of white sand to enjoy in the area. So, let’s take a look.
- Greenfield Beach: a splendid beach that’s a great alternative to Hyams Beach.
- Hyams Beach: you have to experience the beauty of this beach at least once.
- Blenheim Beach: awesome snorkelling at this quiet and secluded beach.
- Iluka Beach: head into Booderee National Park for this truly dreamy beach.
- Murrays Beach: our favourite beach in Booderee National Park.
- Green Patch Beach: beautiful beach and fabulous camping location.
- Cave Beach: beach caves and surf breaks in Booderee National Park.
- Steamers Beach: this excellent beach requires a short hike, which is well worth it.
- Honeymoon Bay: a well-known half-moon-shaped bay on the Beecroft Weapons Range.
Read more: Best Beaches In Jervis Bay
Other Things to Do Nearby
There’s certainly plenty to keep you entertained on a trip down to Jervis Bay. Below are some of our top picks of things to do.
- Booderee National Park: explore one of the most beautiful coastal national parks along the South Coast of NSW (although Booderee is technically ACT), full of more picturesque beaches and awesome coastal walks.
- White Sands Walk: beach hop along this delightful coastal trail that’s close to Hyams Beach.
- Gosangs Tunnel & Mermaid Inlet: awesome tunnel and cave view out across the South Pacific Ocean.
- Granite Falls: the perfect wet weather activity when visiting Jervis Bay.
- Tianjara Falls: another incredible waterfall in Morton National Park and just outside of Jervis Bay.
- Visit Huskisson: a popular hub in Jervis Bay and an excellent town for cute cafes, boat trips and of course, the famous Husky pub.
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We acknowledge and respect the First Nations people as the Traditional Custodians of the land/water that we visited and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.