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Huskisson Beach and Playground

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Published March 15th 2012
Huskisson is the gateway town for exploring Jervis Bay and is approximately 3 hours south of Sydney. It has a relaxed seaside atmosphere and offers visitors dolphin and whale watching tours, diving trips and the historic maritime Lady Denman Heritage Complex, which showcases the Lady Denman ferry, which once worked on Sydney Harbour. There are plenty of parks for picnics and playgrounds for children.

Huskisson Beach
Huskisson Beach

Huskisson Beach also known as Moona Moona beach is located between Shark Net Beach and Collingwood Beach and just like all other beaches in the area, has the most stunning white sand and crystal clear water. Along the length of the beach is a narrow reserve with a bike path and several tourist parks.

Access to the beach is from the carparks located at both ends of the beach. The southern end of the Huskisson Beach ends in Moona Moona creek, which is relatively shallow and makes it an ideal spot for young children to explore. Bring your rubber dinghy or kayak and spend the day rowing around the calm waters.

The shady beachfront park has children's playground, amenities, covered tables and free barbeques. Car parking is available at the Moona Moona end of the beach – just turn down Jervis Street, near the bridge.

Huskisson shops are also just a few blocks away in case you need to buy ice-cream, coffee or extra sausages to throw on the barbeque.

Accommodation in Huskisson is plentiful – from comfortable beach houses to family tourist parks as well as hotels/motels and B&Bs.

There are plenty of lots to eat; The Husky Pub Bistro, which serves modern Australian cuisine, Fresh at the Bay, also modern Australian, Stone Grill Huskisson offers an International menu, Husky Bakery Café is all about comfort food, Hawng Khrua Thai Restaurant as well as plenty of take away shops and an ice-creamery.

Huskisson Shops
Huskisson Shops

Across the road from the main shop strip is a great park with plenty of grassy areas suitable for picnics, tables and BBQs and an awesome playground for kids. The park also has a pathway, where children can ride their bikes, scooters or skateboards.

If you are looking for a romantic weekend escape or a family holiday, add Huskisson to your list. It's definitely one of the most spectacular places to visit.

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Why? Stunning beach on NSW South Coast
When: All year round
Where: Huskisson Beach
Cost: Free
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