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Published October 8th 2015
Great spot to propose, swim, whale watch and chillax
Honeymoon Bay and Point Perpendicular Lighthouse are a great day trip if you are in the Jervis Bay area. We found the area to be both amazing in its views and beaches and slightly mysterious in regards to its surrounds and landscape. And well with a name like this, it has to be said, I think it has definite romance potential!
The Bay and Lighthouse (and other beaches and walking tracks) are a part of the Beecroft Weapons Range, which sounds more ominous than it is. The Range is owned by the Royal Australian Navy and encompasses 4,200 hectares of the Beecroft Peninsular. It sounds a bit frightening but be assured the area is closed when in use by The Navy. At other times the public are welcome to come visit this fascinating place. As you are entering a military area you will need to show identification at an entry gate. Your details are recorded and you are provided with a pin code which you use to enter the area for the day.
We started our day by visiting The Point Perpendicular Lighthouse. The Lighthouse is a 150m walk from a carpark and is located approximately 10km from the entry gate.
The Lighthouse was built in 1899 and while now decommissioned (replaced by a solar powered light tower) it is an impressive building, with even more impressive views. Unfortunately you are not able to enter the Lighthouse or it's other associated buildings.
The Lighthouse is a great place to spot whales and dolphins as they migrate down the coast, but there is not a lot of shade in the immediate precinct. Nor are there any chairs or tables. I would advise a wander around then head off to one of the bays for a picnic. Which is exactly what we did!
We decided to head to Honeymoon Bay as it has easy access and was recommended to us as great for kids. The Bay is a short walk from its carpark, however direct entry to the Bay is not pram or wheelchair friendly.
To access the Bay you will walk down a gravel road then head down some stairs. And then you will enter into a wonderful, peaceful beach that is great for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and relaxing. There are also lovely tables situated in a grassy area at the top of the entry which would make for a great picnic spot.
There are portaloos available at the Bay and you are also able to camp here on weekends. The campsites are marked bush campsites.
After spending a while at Honeymoon Bay we decided to check out another bay, Cabbage Tree Beach. This was also a beautiful spot to sit, relax and take a dip. It is a short walk from a car park, along a boardwalk with some stairs.
If walking is your thing there are also other bays and beaches that are only accessible via walking tracks. Further details can be found here.
There are no shops or restaurants within the area so take food and water with you. As far as we could see all toilets are portaloos.
Roads are accessible via 2 wheel drive but please note they are not tarred. You will receive a map and details of the area on arrival so getting around is pretty easy. There are signs located throughout the area which provide guidance to the various sites.
I hope you enjoy a great day at this romantic, mysterious location.