Hyams Beach Wins Best Beach Again But It’s Not Our Favourite

Earlier this year, Hyams Beach took out the top spot in the Guardian Australia’s best beaches poll (regional beaches). Famous for having the world’s whitest sand, Hyams beach has long been a huge drawcard for tourists to the Jervis Bay area.

However, for the past couple of years, the roads leading to Hyams Beach have become clogged with cars during the peak summer months causing traffic chaos for visitors and locals.

There is only space for 400 cars at Hyams Beach, but reports suggest that up to 5000 vehicles were showing up daily, and the council had to appoint traffic controllers to turn visitors away.

Consequently, Shoalhaven Council has launched a campaign to raise awareness of some of the other white sand beaches in the Shoalhaven, hoping to avoid a repeat of last summer.

White Sand Beaches Jervis Bay

Did you know that there are 16 other beaches in the Shoalhaven that have the same white sand as Hyams Beach but without the crowds?

Shoalhaven’s Council’s 100 Beach Challenge encourages visitors to explore the other beautiful beaches in the area, avoiding the overcrowding that happens at Hyams in summer.

This guide to the white sand beaches of Jervis Bay will help you find the best beach for you, with pet-friendly beaches, family-friendly beaches and surf beaches all on the list.

Murray’s Beach in Booderee National Park and Blenheim Beach in Vincentia top our list, and honestly, to the naked eye, the sand is just as white as Hyams.

If you plan on hiring a kayak in Jervis Bay, the best beaches for kayaking are Callala Bay, Huskisson Beach and Hare Bay.