Learn to sail on the blue waters of Jervis Bay at Callala Bay with the Jervis Bay Sailing Club and their mixed fleet of twenty sailing boats and experienced... trainers. Established ten years ago, they welcome all sailors from the novice to the experienced. With a boat ramp and jetty, Callala Bay is a great base to explore the crystal-clear waters of Jervis Bay, so if you already have the skills and the boat, come down and enjoy the sailing – many of our properties have parking for boats, so you’ll be welcome in the Shoalhaven.Read More
Just south of Callala Bay is gorgeous Callala Beach , the longest beach... in Jervis Bay, and backed by a reserve with barbecues and picnic tables. Like most beaches in Jervis Bay, it has the beautiful, brilliantly white sand and aqua blue waters that are perfect for gentle swimming and fishing. At the northern end of the beach is a reserve and a small creek inlet behind a rocky reef which provides a sheltered swimming spot at high tide. Take a book and sunbake for as long as you like, or have a picnic down on the sand.Read More
If you’re looking to see what bites in Jervis Bay while you’re there, bring your rod and find everything from squid, whiting, flathead and bream off the jetty at Callala Bay. You can throw a line... right into the South Pacific Ocean in most areas of Callala Beach, as the waves coming into Jervis Bay are so gentle as to be almost non-existent, and you can find all sorts of aquatic creatures coming right up to the shore.Read More
Lunch at Club Callala
The go-to casual dining lunch and dinner spot of the area, Club Callala contains the Beach & Bay Bistro Callala, open every day for lunch. While you’re... there, have a game of friendly, easy golf and play your choice of nine or eighteen holes. The course is fantastic for learners, where plenty of native wildlife roams around including kangaroos. It is a top spot for social groups as there is a large undercover barbecue area and a bistro on the premises to purchase lunch or dinner, and a courtesy bus that operates all week long.Read More
On the second Saturday of every month, get along to the Callala Markets, a local community market that actively raises funds and supports local community... groups. Browse homewares, bespoke jewellery, local pottery, handmade candles and crocheted items, and much, much more. Grab gifts and souvenirs to take home while supporting local creators and businesses and enjoying your morning coffee.Read More
Surfing and Swimming
Unlike the protected beaches of Jervis Bay that feel like one big, beautiful lake, Culburra Beach and Warrain Beach face directly out onto the ocean, making them perfect for surfers looking to catch waves.... Stretching for 3.7km total, there’s plenty of room across both beaches for surfing – bring your boards from home or hire a board and a wetsuit from Culburra Beach Surf School & Hire.
If you’ve never learned how to balance on the waves, enrol in a short class to learn the trick, or hire bodyboards for a day of easy fun instead. For families wanting a stress-free swim, take the kids to Tilbury Cove near Penguin Head Lookout between the two beaches, and relax in the calm swell with a playground nearby.
Explore the idyllic little headland and the Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse at the north end of Culburra Beach, constructed of timber in 1882 and now an endangered lighthouse. The walk to get there from the... carpark is a relatively easy fifteen minutes through bush, grassland and rocks, and whilst the lighthouse itself is unassuming, the views along the way and at the end are worth the short trip, and perfect for a picnic spot.
If you’re a fisher, head to the Crookhaven Heads Boat Ramp to watch the boats coming and going and take your pick from three wharves for a chance of hooking your own or simply take a stroll along the waters edge later in the day for some spectacular sunsets.
In case catching and cleaning your own aquatic snacks isn’t your idea of a fun time, in that area is also the Crookhaven and Shoalhaven rivers, which are part of Australia’s Oyster Coast. Taste succulent... local oysters from Jim Wild’s Oyster Service at Greenwell Point, just a ten-minute drive away, or for convenience you can just head to The Little Snapper in Culburra Beach for oysters, mussels, and more fresh seafood with cheap cocktails.Read More
Beers and Bites
Don’t think for a second that seafood is the only delicious sampling in Culburra Beach; Loco Lane Mexican Cantina & Cocktail Bar
is a local favourite hole in... the wall with tasty tapas and Mexican margaritas, perfect for a night out with friends.
On weekend afternoons, check out The Common South Coast, the latest hangout for a cocktail or beers on tap. Championing the region’s best producers, taste the best of the local craft brews or their very own Penguin Head Brewing Co in the tap room. The venue offers casual eats and a cocktail and wine bar inside with a large outdoor beer garden and grassed area for families to enjoy alongside live local music acts.
Culburra Beach has its own market
on the first Sunday of each month... at the Culburra Beach Community Centre and grounds. The markets are filled with local makers, growers and artists, where you can browse clothes, woodwork, secondhand and handmade goods, and much more.
If one market isn’t enough, drive just a little bit inland to Pyree to check out the Pyree Art and Handmade Market run by Shoalhaven Potters on the fourth Sunday of the month, or keep an eye out for the next Handmade Shoalhaven at The Mill Marketplace , an indoor market embracing makers, creators, artists, and local businesses inside an 1830s brick mill.