A day out at Hyams Beach NSW

Every time I visit this beach, located 3 hours from Sydney; I thank our stars for making me settle in Australia. Yes! that is how much I love Hyams beach. My love story began since the time we saw an advertisement on YouTube about the beach. In front of me was this pristine looking beach with incredibly clear water and white sand jumping out at me. It was then that I decided that I just had to go there.

As you all know, I have always loved exploring every nook and corner of NSW. While we have visited almost 100 beaches and other destinations in all directions from Sydney, this beach holds a very special place in our hearts! Read on to find out why.

The first time I decided to head to Jervis Bay, I had no idea on the number of beautiful places the South Coast had. Soon it was on the top of my “best beaches in NSW” list.

Here is what our first glimpse of Jervis Bay looked like:



Did you know that Hyams Beach has been mentioned in the Guinness Book of Records as the whitest sand in the world! All this while we thought that the famous Whitehaven Beach in Queensland is the whitest but we were really proved wrong. The sand at Hyams Beach was white, squeaky clean, soft and looked straight out of a travel brochure. No editing needed.

Usually, Australian beaches get very busy on a weekend or a hot summer day, which is why we chose a weekday to head there. It is better to head there earlier so you can choose a good spot and enjoy the beach in its pure form before the midday heat.

Hyams Beach has a very small and quiet beachside town with a population of just 290. The beach itself is located in a nature reserve with only very little residential properties. It is truly a magical place and I would totally recommend anyone traveling to Sydney to have a little road trip down south to this slice of heaven. It is not surrounded by tall skyscrapers or fancy resorts. In fact, it is hidden away surrounded by national parks and bushes. So very untouched and raw. Just like the way we like it!

How to reach Hyams Beach:

Hyams Beach is located in the Jervis Bay region just 180 km south of Sydney (just 2.5-3 hours drive).

Where to stay:

Hyam’s beach is located in Jervis Bay and has several accommodation options for budget and luxury travel around it. Our favourite is the Green patch beach camping spot which is located in the Boodoorie National Park close to the beach. What’s more, you may also find many roo’s around your tent at dawn, which makes it even more unique. To know more, please visit the Jervis Bay Tourism site.

NSW South coast is definitely very underrated and underappreciated, which is why Hyams beach has been able to maintain some of it’s virgin and quiet look. You must definitely add it to your must-visit list of places when you visit the south coast of NSW.


Here is another beautiful picture of Hyams Beach:


Hot Tip:

If Hyams Beach is packed, check out nearby Greenfield and Chinaman’s beaches, which have equally white sand and far fewer people.

Have you ever seen a beach with such white sand and crystal clear water? We would love to know your experiences.

Author: nisreenakolawala

I am a former Architect who left her career to follow her heart and passion, which involves travelling, photography and Social media marketing. I have stayed in a rustic village of Eastern Himalayas, swum with colorful fishes and corals in Fiji, lived with gypsy Banni villagers in Western India, interacted with Kenya’s Masai tribe, river rafted in the freezing cold river in Ladakh, lived and explored a quaint beach town of Tanga in Tanzania, took a 48 hour camel safari in the Thar desert of Rajasthan, sailed on a felucca on the mighty Nile river in Egypt and chilled with the Kangaroo’s in Australia. Needless to say I am always adding more experiences and places to the list.