Australia, Beach, New South Wales
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Beach Weekend South of Sydney… Where? // Un weekend al mare a sud di Sidney… Dove?

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Whether you are cruising around Australia, you’re looking for a nice relax stop south of Sydney or you live in Sydney and you’re searching for a nice escape to the beach, Jervis Bay is definitely one of the best places to go!

It’s about 2:30-3hr south of Sydney, a nice drive through NSW. Jervis Bay is a laid back summer holiday destination, mostly for 2nd houses, so the accommodation offer is not huge. If you don’t want to rent a nice little cottage, it’s not available just for the weekend or you don’t want to pay premium prices even for average accommodation, you can spend the night in Berry. It’s a cozy, little town full of cafes and nice little ships. It could take up to a week to try all the coffee shops, although half a day is enough to visit. Accommodation is not cheap here, but still probably a -20% less than down the bay.

Vincentia Beach IMG_6907 (1024x768) Photo Credit lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com

Vincentia Beach IMG_6907 (1024×768) Photo Credit lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com

BEACHES NOT TO MISS:
Vincentia Beach on Marine Bay
Hyams Beach, absolutely amazing white sandy beach to relax and bathe in the sea
North Shellharbour beach for surfing

CAFES & RESTAURANT
We tried a few, even though we just spend a weekend there.
Hyams Beach Store & Cafe, a nice little cafe and pricy supermarket, definitely try the homemade cakes
Littlefork at Berry, if you don’t mind take your time for your brekkie, brunch or lunch
The Famous Berry Donut Van, you might not like Donuts, but it’s a must see and do. I’m not a bug fan, but I had a couple of bites of their famous cinnamon donuts and they’re not bad!

Donut from The Famous Berry Donut Van (Photo Credit: lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

Donut from The Famous Berry Donut Van (Photo Credit: lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

For Dinner
There are a few choices, although not a huge one, mostly in Huskisson, from Asian Restaurants to local pubs and Hotels. We tried the Stonegrill, if you want a different experience and want to cook your own meat or fish. The place is not fancy, but reasonably priced (e.g. Eye Fillet with side $AUD 30)

Jervis Bay and the surroundings are definitely a must see destination!

Huskisson (Photo credit: lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

Huskisson (Photo credit: lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

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Se state girando per l’Australia o semplicemente cercando un posto per passare un weekend, con belle spiagge, un’opzione e’ Jervis Bay a circa 2:30 a sud di Sydney. E’ una localita’ piu’ che altrodi seconde case, soprattutto Hyams Beach, per me la piu’ bella! Una spiaggia lunghissima di fine sabbia bianca e con un solo caffe’ che funge anche da mini supermarket, con prodotti ricercati e, per questo, anche un po’ cari. Vale la pena passarci almeno mezza giornata per godersi la spiaggia. Se poi siete in cerca di relax, beh e’ il posto perfetto!

Troverete piu’ vita e ristoranti per la cena ad Huskisson, dove anche qui il panorama e’ a dir poco meraviglioso! Non aspettatevi nulla che possa ricordare una localita’ di mare italiana. In Australia troverete natura rigogliosa, spiagge, mare e qualche baretto o ristorante, a volte piu’ curato, ma mediamente sotto le aspettative italiane. Ma se siete in Australia, sicuramente sarete in cerca di qualcosa di diverso rispetto al Mediterraneo.

Spiagge da non perdere:
Hyams Beach su Jervis Bay
Vincentia, all’inizio della penisola, dove potrete fermarvi anche per fare rifornimento o mangiare qualcosa di veloce
Shellharbour, sulla strada verso Jervis Bay o di ritorno a Sydney, a circa mezzora da Jervis Bay. La spiaggia sud e’ piccolissima con barche ormeggiate e pellicani che aspettano qualche scarto da chi sta pulendo il pesce, andate sulla spiaggia nord, prevalentamente per i surfisti. Quando ci sono stata, c’era parecchio vento e onde adatte al surf!

Dove dormire
Come dicevo prima, e’ una zona sopprattutto di  seconde case, quindi non ci sono molte opzioni, ma prenotate con anticipo su Booking.com o Wotif.com
Altre opzioni sono prendere in affitto una casa, per esempio su Airbnb o fermarsi dormire a Berry, un paesino pieno di caffe’ e negozietti carini a 40 min da Jervis Bay.

Dove mangiare
Non e’ una zona particolarmente ricca di ristoranti. La maggior parte sono situati ad Huskisson, troverete anche qualche opzione per un pasto veloce a Vincentia. Noi abbiamo provato lo Stonegrill ad huskisson, dove ci si puo’ cucinare la carne o il pesce sulla pietra ollare. I prezzi sono anche contenuti per essere in Australia.

Huskisson (Photo credit: lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

Huskisson (Photo credit: lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com)

Qui il cielo, il mare, la natura e i colori sono pazzeschi! Sia in una bella giornata di sole che quando si rannuvola un po’. Guardatevi in giro e rimanete abbagliati dalla bellezza di questi posti!

Buon viaggio e buon relax!

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Milan born, I lived in the US although very briefly, Spain (Madrid), Australia (Melbourne) and now Zurich for an exciting new adventure! I'm a curious person, a traveller, a lover of languages and cultures, food, art & design, a marketer and about to become a jewellery designer. I also love traveling and sharing. Travelling is a Life Experience, and it also means new recipes, new styles, culture and so on... you'll find all my love for traveling and what it entails in this blog! I'll share my own real experiences with you so that you can get tips on Australia and more first hand! This blog is in English and Italian, and occasionally in Spanish. Sharing is caring!

2 Comments

    • Thanks a lot Cindi!
      If you ever come to Australia and Sydney and you have a couple of spare days, Jervis Bay is definitely a nice escape to beautiful white sandy beaches!🙂

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