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Published July 19th 2014
Surf, sun and sand in Culburra
Who would have thought a vacation at the beach in winter would be a great success?. Success was indeed the outcome of our beach vacation in winter. Though first we were all quite apprehensive about going towards the coast in the middle of winter, on arrival, we were all delighted with the choice of destination; Culburra Beach in the South Coast.
Culburra Beach is a small but inviting coastal village about two hours drive from Sydney. This, without a doubt, is a place where everything from swimming, fishing and surfing keeps happening through out the year. There are many local beaches to explore as well as parks and picnic areas to relax.
Culburra Beach is definitely a quiet sanctuary with locals ever so willing to welcome visitors who come to explore their surrounds. They would take their time to share a bit about the history of Culburra with a warning of strong winds and advice on how the washing should be pegged.
One of the highlights of our trip to Culburra was the car ferry ride to Comerong Island nature reserve. The island itself provided great nature walks that ended in near private pristine beaches. Culburra definitely managed to impress us in winter.
The success of our vacation was also largely due to the choice of accommodation. Since we were a group of about ten people including children, we were keen on finding a somewhat large house or a cottage for our stay. We found all what we were looking for in the four bedroom Beach Abode cottage in Culburra Beach.
The spacious modern cottage had plenty of space to cater for our large group of all ages. The well-stocked kiddies toy corner was indeed a godsend as it helped to keep the little ones entertained while us, the parents enjoyed a chat and a bite in front of the fireplace. The elderly roamed around the back yard fascinated by the well-kept vegetable garden.
With less than 90 meters to the beach, the reasonably priced Beach Abode was comfortable and clean with most amnesties provided. It was an ideal retreat and a place to relax after a busy day at the beach.
I for one most certainly would return to see what this quaint village has to offer in summer and the Beach Abode would without question be my choice of accommodation.