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Escape to Hyams Beach

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by Lilian Finch (subscribe)
I live in a beautiful part of the world and love to share parts of it with my readers.
Published August 8th 2012
Whitest sand in the world said the guinness book of records
You will find Hyams Beach in the Shoalhaven area, close to Booderee National Park, just 3 hours south of Sydney and North of Canberra.

Hyams Beach village is bordered by 3 beaches - Chinaman's Beach to the north and Hyams Beach and Seaman's Beach (sometimes referred to as "Sailors Beach") to the south. Seaman's Beach is the longest of the three, stretching for approximately 2 kilometres.

Hyams Beach itself faces east and looks directly at Point Perpendicular.

As this beach rarely receives any swell other than a gentle shore break it is a safe family beach, which is also popular with scuba divers.

Like all beaches in the Jervis bay area, it is unpatrolled, although you can often see the shark-watch plane cruising past. At the north end of this wide shoreline is a rock platform with its own sandy beach and boat ramp.

Rock platform at low tide
Rock platform at low tide
Commonly known as Hyams Beach boat ramp, this is a fantastic snorkelling spot. All the usual rock species can be seen in abundance, including squid, sea urchins crabs and an array of fish. The boat ramp is suitable only for small craft and four wheel drive vehicles.

It is widely reported that Hyams Beach is recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as having the whitest sand in the world - on a sunny day, the sand is squeaky fine and very bright, don't forget your sunnies.

A popular walking spot around these parts is white sands and scribbly gum walk from Nelsons Beach, over cliff tops and through Blenheim and Chinamans Beach, emerging at Hyams Beach boat ramp. The walk is also known as Bird Spotter's walk.

Th council has signs displayed to explain some of the birds you'll see and hear along the way. Be sure to download the free iPhone application "Booderee birds" - with this application, on your walk you will be able to identify birds and listen to their calls.
From start to finish the walk takes just one hour to complete.

Hyams Beach General Store and Cafe is the only commercial premise within Hyams Beach Village. The cafe is owned and operated by Phoebe, Sue and Chris Alison. The menu includes dishes which are prepared in house with products sourced locally as far as possible.

Opening hours have recently been updated to include extended hours. Lunch is served between 11.30am and 3pm.

You will find the cafe at 76 Cyrus Street, Hyams Beach. Special events are often catered for, including private functions and Christmas in July.

If your aim is to find a holiday rental in Hyams Beach Village, you can browse available rentals over a fantastic coffee as Hyams Beach real estate office is also at this location, although it is recommended you book accommodation well in advance during holiday season.
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