World's Whitest Sand
According to the Guinness Book of Records, the whitest sand in the world is found just 2.5 hours south of Sydney at Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay.
But the really staggering thing about Jervis Bay is that you can easily find yourself without another soul in sight in the middle of some of the most beautiful scenery on earth. You’d think a place this beautiful would be absolutely jam packed with holiday makers and tourists.
Things To Do In Jervis Bay
There are plenty of things to do at Jervis Bay. In fact, it’s the ideal spot to just do nothing - play cards, read a book or a trashy magazine or hang out at your tent or bed and breakfast. But if you’re feeling active, you can hire bicycles, surfboards, fishing rods, visit the boat-building museums, or just go for long walks along the shore.
Whale Watching Tours
If you really want to make your friends back home jealous, you can take either a whale or a dolphin watching tour at Jervis Bay.
Tour prices are very reasonable, ranging from around $20 - $50 AUD for a 2 - 3 hour cruise. The best part is when the captain turns the engines off to encourage the whales or dolphins to swim right up to the side of the boat. You can go on a dolphin-watching tour all year around, whereas the the whale watching season runs from June to November.
Jervis Bay Accomodation
Jervis Bay has accomodation to suit a wide range of budgets - from campgrounds and budget motels right through to upscale bed and breakfasts.
A place I like the look of (although I haven’t stayed there myself) is the Huskisson Bed & Breakfast. It’s a restored family home that is over 100 years old. There’s an old-fashioned (but resurfaced) claw foot bathtub in the bathroom and lovely white French doors. You also get a wood fire and views of Jervis Bay from some of the rooms.