Beaches #1 – Maloney’s Beach
The unspoiled beaches of the Batemans Bay area are a major attraction to visitors, so I thought I would provide a series of “General” tips as an introduction to some of them. This category will include only beaches relatively near the township and with good road access: all being well, later I shall add some beaches in National Parks in “Off the Beaten Path”.
So to Maloney’s Beach. It is on the northern shore of The Bay and is adjacent to the most distant bayside suburb in that area. Take the road north over the bridge, continue on for several km, then turn right into Cullendulla Drive and later turn left into Northcove Beach Rd. Soon you will see the beach on your right. Follow it to the end of the road near the National Park, and you will find shelter sheds, toilets, and free electric barbecues. You also can expect to meet some of the quite tame resident kangaroos. This beach (particularly at the eastern end) is usually quite sheltered and good for children. Just a little beyond the facilities is the entry to the Murramarang National Park – the subject for some later tip I suspect.
At the diagonal corner of the suburb from the beach, there is a small convenience store. There you will be able to buy basic commodities such as milk, bread, drinks (including beer) and fish and chips.
Batemans Bay is a town and a bay in the South Coast region of the state of New South Wales, Australia. Batemans Bay is administered by the Eurobodalla Shire council. The town is located on the Princes Highway (Highway 1) about 280 kilometres (170 mi) from Sydney, 760 km (470 mi) from Melbourne and 151 km (94 mi) from Canberra via the Kings Highway. At the 2006 census it had a population of 10,845. The Clyde River empties here into the Tasman Sea.
It is the closest seaside town to the city of Canberra, making Batemans Bay a popular holiday destination for residents of Australia's National Capital. It is also a popular retiree haven, but has begun to attract young families seeking affordable housing and a relaxed seaside lifestyle. Other local industries include a sawmill, oyster farming, forestry, eco-tourism and retail services.
Village Centre Batemans Bay is the largest shopping complex in the town. During the major holidays the population swells to around 30,000.
Batemans Bay is home to the Catalina Country Club golf course, a 27-hole layout consisting of 3 nine-hole loops.
Captain Cook named the Bay on 22 April 1770 after Nathaniel Bateman. Nathaniel Bateman was Captain of Lord Colvill's ship HMS Northumberland (the 3rd ship of that name), at the time when Captain Cook was serving as her master from 1760-62.
Indigenous Australians in the area attacked the crew of the ship the Fly, a colonial vessel, in 1808 after it was driven into Bateman's Bay by bad weather.
In 1821 LtRobert Johnston entered the bay and explored the lower reaches of the Clyde River on board the cutter Snapper. Snapper Island within the bay is named after Johnston's boat. Johnston returned with Alexander Berry and Hamilton Hume and they traced the river to its source.
When the district was surveyed in 1828, a deserted hut and stockyards were found. Cedar getters and land clearers were in the district in the 1820s. From the 1820s through to the 1840s, the area to the Moruya River was the southernmost official limit of location for the colony of New South Wales.
The Illawarra and South Coast Steam Navigation Co found the Clyde River to be navigable in 1854. Regular services by the company in the 1860s and 1870s contributed to growth of the district.
The village of Batemans Bay was surveyed in 1859. Oyster farming commenced in 1860. By 1870, there was a fleet of 40 oyster boats. A sawmill was erected in 1870. The port was proclaimed in 1885. A ferry service across the Clyde ran from 1891 until the bridge was opened in 1956.
In 1942 during World War II, a trawler was attacked by a Japanese submarine between Batemans Bay and Moruya.
The population of the town in 1881 was 266; 1183 in 1961; 4924 in 1981 and 16,000 in 2005
beachouse party:The South Coast, soo glad we went.
I am not gonna lie, Bateman's Bay memories are a bit fuzzy. But here goes....so we took a bus from Syd to Bateman's that was maybe the longest bus ride ever. It literally stopped every 5 minutes in these remote residential places, where not a single person got on. We were meeting Martin, Simo and friends. When we go off the bus it was "balmier" than a moder focker. The bay was gorgeous, however, and is the home to one of the largest nurse shark colonies in all of Oz. The picturesque bay is a gem to Aussies, there are no backerpackers there, tourists don't really know about this little secret. it is definately, more of a vaction spot for Aussies. It is very mellow and I think there is one bar in the city, The beach houses in the nearby city, Mossy Pt. and Broulee are super charmng and cozy. They wrap right around the water. But dont you worry about the quiet atmos, Aussies know how to party whether there is a bar open or not. We stayed in our friends beach house there that was more like a frat house, and partied the night away on UDLs and tequila. French, Coz, and Gordo we miss you. After a brief breakdancing interlude, we took the party to the beach, winks.
PS Jazmine has never been more of a champ, revival style.