South Coast Line – Merimbula – Part 1

Ah, Merimbula – the jewel of the Far South Coast. I was so surprised at how pretty the area is on the drive past Moruya. Towns on the banks of spectacular rivers, backed by long beaches and craggy hills. It beats anything near close to Sydney coast-wise – and it is unspoiled in comparison to the North Coast, or any other coast in NSW.

Merimbula is about the most developed town in the area, but it’s still only a fraction the size of Port Macquarie. I can see why people have chosen to settle here. It’s nestled in between two lakes, backed by long, sandy beaches. It makes for some great swimming spots, such as Bar Beach below – a sheltered beach just inside the inlet that the locals head for when it’s blowy elsewhere.


South Coast Line – Pebbly Beach

Always wanted to visit this little place in Murramarang National Park, about 22km north of Batemans Bay. It’s known for being a gem of a spot with good camp ground and an active colony of roos. Well, since it was mid morning, there wasn’t a kangaroo in sight, although there was plenty of ‘evidence’ (ie. roo poo). Unfortunately it was a tad too cold for my liking to go out for a swim, plus I had quite a long journey still ahead of me – driving all the way down to Merimbula.

Pebbly Beach

South Coast Line – Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay and the beautiful Hyams Beach, which apparently has the whitest sands in the world. Beautiful any time of year, this photo was taken in August, hence why it is so deserted. Doubt it will be the case at the moment with only 2 weeks until Christmas!

This is the end of the line for now. And I’ll also bid you farewell for a little while while I take my pre-Christmas holiday. When I come back I’ll be extending this theme much, much further since I’m heading all the way down to Merimbula.

White Out