At the mouth of the Clyde River sits the quintessential coastal town of Batemans Bay, a water sports mecca for those looking to escape the countryside and immerse themselves in a holiday by the ocean. As a popular destination in summer, holidaymakers will find plenty of activities surrounding the waters of Batemans Bay from the tasty food to the beautiful beaches to discover.
A trip to Batemans Bay will most notably feature the Clyde River, otherwise famous for their oysters. Those seeking a seafood culinary experience won’t be disappointed to find fresh seafood and oysters at the Pearly Oyster Bar and Farm and the Oyster Shed. There you can dine along the waterfront, soaking up the sights and sounds of the shores of Batemans Bay. The Clyde River is also a great place to spend an afternoon on a boat or cruise that will take you through the river, mangroves, and oyster flats within the region.
For those looking to get in the water, there are a number of pristine beaches to choose from. A day spent at Surf Beach is great for families as it’s patrolled in the summer season. Otherwise,
Broulee South Beach can be good for swimming when the waters are calm. Snorkelers will find a whole world to explore underwater along the Batemans Bay Snorkelling Trail. The marine life and coastal waters are teeming with excitement in this area. If a leisure afternoon fishing is more your style, fish along the beaches, rivers, or take a local charter boat out to sea for reef fishing. There is also the Batemans Bay Marine Park, which you can easily spend one or more days swimming, diving, fishing and more within the crystalline waters.
Surrounding Batemans Bay there are several national parks, including the Clyde River National Park and the Murramarang National Park. Explore bushwalking tracks that will take you through a beautifully rich terrain. Spend time at the Birdland Animal Park getting to know some of the local wildlife including birds, eastern grey kangaroos, and wombats.
There are other towns just outside of Batemans Bay worth heading to, like Mogo just up the Clyde River. This little town has a vibrant art and cultural scene. As more of a historical experience, visitors can imagine themselves back in time thanks to much of the pioneering sites that remain within the village. There is also the Mogo Zoo and the Eurobodalla Botanic Gardens that will provide insight to the native flora within the region.
Surfing amongst golden beaches, kayaking in calm rivers, or relaxing on the shore will all have you reminiscing of summers come and gone. Batemans Bay is an ideal holiday destination with the sounds of ocean waves inviting you to explore, indulge, and rejoice in your own sense of adventure.