Gerroa isn’t just by the river but by the beach – the glorious Seven Mile Beach that stretches 7.8 miles (or 12.5km) all the way down to Shoalhaven Heads.
It can be a windy beach, but on this day there was hardly a breeze. Perfect weather for families.
One last look at the rolling waves before the drive back to Sydney. With the Gerringong by-pass complete, the journey back was barely an hour 40 minutes now. Such accessibility means that it might not be so serene here in the near future.
I rounded off my winter retreat with a lunchtime visit to the coastal village of Gerroa. It’s an half-an-hour’s drive from the Abbey, and one of my favourite places on the South Coast.
The Crooked River flows through the village. Being a bright and balmy winter’s day, some of the local kids were tempted into the water.
I liked watching the river flow. The colour and the rippling patterns were lovely to see.
One of my favourite spots is Gerroa, at the top of Seven Mile Beach. Usually I’d post a view down the beach, but a view up the beach is also interesting, especially when it’s super windy (which it is most of the time), and little sand storms develop.
I posted about Gerringong sometime ago but neglected to post about Gerroa, an even tinier village a few k’s south.
Gerroa amenities consist entirely of one general store and one cafe, but that doesn’t seem to bother the locals, who built houses on the peninsula just to marvel everyday the wonderful Seven Mile Beach.