Every time I have the chance to go down and explore the Jervis Bay area, I know it's a day trip I have to go on. There's so many gorgeous little places to explore, and the suburbs are lively and full of shops and cafes to spark your interest.
Starting the day off right
If you have a sweet tooth, why not start the day off with an ice cream? The Huskisson Ice Cream Parlour has a delicious range of flavours, and I'm yet to be disappointed by a single choice! My favourite is always Salted Caramel, but their Chocolate Obsession might be quite a close second.
Morning in Paradise
Once you've had a decent wander round Huskisson, heading into Booderee National Park is an absolute must. Entry to the park is $13 (pass lasts 48 hours), so make the most of it and enjoy exploring all the gorgeous beaches. Murray Beach is right at the end of the road through the national park, and makes me so happy every time I visit. The white sand and pure blue ocean make it the sight of paradise, and I can't recommend it highly enough.
While you're there, I'd suggest a snorkel around the rocks on the left side of the beach. It's incredible the range of fish you can see in such shallow water. Even for the kids, it's the perfect place to begin snorkelling!
A lazy lunch break
Once you've had a snorkel and an explore of all the beaches in the national park, you'll definitely be needing a break for lunch. If you weren't quite organised enough to bring lunch with you (don't worry, I never am either), Foodies Delight in Huskisson is always a great option. It's a typical burger and chips shop, but is extremely reasonably priced, and has a variety of food options.
An afternoon at the creek
If you're still feeling up for more swimming after lunch (or the kids still need to tire themselves out before the drive home), a visit to Moona Moona Creek might be up your street. In between Huskisson and Vincentia, Moona Moona is always the place for families with young children, as well as teenagers who like to jump off the bridge. The creek can vary in depth depending on the tides, but is generally shallow enough to play around in at all times.
You might even be able to spot some fish swimming around in the creek if you're lucky! Or perhaps bring a blow up ring, and enjoy floating down on the current.
The end of the day
Once you reach the end of your exploring energy for the day, no need to worry - Jervis Bay is gorgeous regardless of the time of year, so there's always another day to visit and enjoy the gorgeous sites.
Or, if you think it's time you explore a new coastal region, perhaps venture further south.... have you ever visited Mimosa Rocks National Park?