Murramarang Ecotourism Resort
Banyandah St, Mill Beach, South Durras, Batemans Bay, NSW 2536, Australia
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"The Bay" with the defining bridge
"The time has come" - care to join me?
OTP: from our table, looking upstream
Grandson investigates ...
Travel Tips for Batemans Bay
Beaches #2 – Long Beach
Continuing on the northern shore of The Bay, with a length of about 2km the eponymous Long Beach is (surprise) the longest beach in the Batemans Bay area. From Maloney's Beach, it is the next beach toward The Bay, just follow the road westward along the coast, turning left at the T junction after leaving Maloney's Beach: the road then winds down through the suburb to the water’s edge.
At the far eastern end there is a small car park and provision for launching small fishing boats. The beachfront here is shaded by mature Norfolk Island pines, giving a break from the nearby houses. The middle part of the beach is nature reserve, though there is a small grassed parking area and some picnic shelters and tables. Continuing westward there are no facilities and a wide nature reserve separates the beach from the houses. Finally the beach abuts Square Head, part of the Cullendulla Creek Nature Reserve.
Beaches don’t come much more unspoiled than this, but this beach does not suffer from the restrictions of National Parks and is dog-friendly. Dogs are allowed, on or off lead, on the western part of the beach – albeit on a time share basis in the summer months. It’s just a relaxed uncrowded place, where you can do your own thing: go fishing, walk the beach, take the pan licker for a run, or scramble over the rocks. When the water temperature is right it’s good for swimming too, though smaller children may prefer the slightly more sheltered eastern end in some wave conditions.
EUROBODALLA COAST - BATEMANS BAY
Batemans Bay, located 4 hours south of Sydney, is very popular at holiday times.
It can become very crowded at this time of the year.
No wonder its popular, with Beaches, River Clyde and estuary, fishing,
wildlife, Craggy headlands, National Parks, Arts & Crafts and historic
Towns nearby...............so you can see why this is a popular family holiday destination.
Cruises operate on the Clyde River, the cleanest of all the major rivers on Australia’s east coast.......................
Nearby Montague Island’s clear waters teem with fish that are hunted by
the island’s seal population, tours operate to this island.
The Mogo Zoo is close by, and a Bird Park is located in Town.
There are Clubs for meals and a good shopping centre in which to buy all those holiday needs.
Roos on Pebbly Beach
The last stop of the first day was Batemans Bay. We stayed at the YHA hostel here. We didn't really do anything in Batemans Bay, apart from doing some groceries. However we used the town as a base to visit Pebbly Beach.
Pebbly Beach is off the Princess Highway about 45 minutes north of Batemans Bay. You drive for about 30 minutes north on the highway and then turn right into a sort of dirt/ gravel road. It is a pain to drive here in my opinion, but the reward is great.
What you can expect to see in Pebbly Beach a quite some kangaroos and joeys. They come here every evening an hour or so before sunset go hop around on the beach and the dunes. You can feed them if you want to. You can also see colourful parrots here. So if you love roos, parrots and a beautiful beach make sure to take side trip to Pebbly Beach.
After our over night stay in Batemans Bay we drove on to the capital of Australia which is Canberra. We didn't have a really good time here, so click the link to find out why.
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