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Broulee Beach & Surrounds

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by Lynley (subscribe)
I'm always looking for an exciting new place to visit, explore and enjoy.
Published April 6th 2018
Sand, surf, towels on decks - south coast beach oasis
Broulee Beach, surfing,
Looking south over crystal clear water

Located between Batemans Bay and Moruya on the south coast, a pleasant four-hour drive from Sydney, is the picturesque beachside town of Broulee. While not widely heard of, it's a short detour off the Princes Highway and well worth the trip. From pristine beaches to stunning coastal walks to Broulee Island Nature Reserve, this idyllic beachside town has so much to offer and the outdoors simply beckon. With over half the residences being holiday rentals, holidaymakers are spoilt for choice. And with most properties located walking distance to the beach, the car gets a holiday too!

Broulee beach, swimming, surfing
Looking south towards Broulee Island Nature Reserve

Take the bikes. There is a bike/walking path that runs the length of the main beach and is well worn by locals and visitors alike. At the northern end of the beach, the local kids and teens can be found jumping into the water from the road bridge which crosses the inlet from the sea forming a popular swimming lagoon and place to snorkel.

Broulee beach, swimming, lagoon
Swimming, snorkelling in the lagoon

By following the grassed path around the headland, the views from here of Broulee Beach and beyond are simply stunning. Continuing further around Mossy Point ,a handful of perfectly positioned hilltop holiday rentals sit tempting future holidaymakers. And from this point to the north, the views of Tomakin and beyond go for miles. Once over the headland, a visit to the boat ramp where the local fishermen clean their catch of the day is a must. It's here very large eagle rays pay their daily visit to devour the leftovers from the cleaned and filleted catch. This was an amazing sight for an unexpecting non-local as they swim extremely close to shore.

Broulee beach, swimming,
Friendly ray visiting in the shallows

Broulee Beach itself is the quintessential family beach. Wide stretches of clean sand and waves to suit every level of swimming experience. The north end being one of the best learn-to-surf beaches in Australia with a sheltered position and flat sandy bottom. Just perfect for the avid beginner wishing to master a surfboard.

The local vibe is friendly, the pace is relaxed and bare feet are the norm. And due to the lack of commercialisation in the area, you can't help but immerse yourself in and appreciate the relaxed, bustle free, beachside oasis that is Broulee.
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Why? A beach break without the crowds
When: Year round
Where: Broulee - off Princes Highway
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