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Published October 19th 2017
Huskisson to Vincentia Cycle Route
A great way to explore the beaches of Jervis Bay is by cycling on the shared pathway between Huskisson and Vincentia, along the south-western shore of Jervis Bay. Jervis Bay is known for its unspoilt, white sandy beaches and the glorious aqua tones of the bay. On this easy bike ride, you can experience seven beautiful Jervis Bay beaches in one scenic hit.
Jump on your bike to explore Jervis Bay on two wheels
Our starting point was at White Sands Park at Huskisson. The park is very popular with everyone - families, children, personal trainers and tourists alike. The park features open space, BBQ's, seating, toilets, swings and a giant climbing frame, but possibly the best feature is the view of Jervis Bay. You can access Shark Net Beach via a path from the park.
The shared walkway / cycleway runs from White Sands Park behind the caravan park to Huskisson Beach. Behind the beach is a large reserve with picnic tables, toilets, a playground and climbing equipment.
At the Moona Moona Creek reserve, you will find picnic shelters, BBQ's, toilets and a small playground. The creek itself is really pretty with crystal clear, shallow water and it is a popular spot for stand up paddle boarders and for families with young children enjoying the shallow water. There is also access to Moona Moona Beach from the reserve.
I enjoyed this section of the path riding beside pretty little garden areas and bushland. We stopped at the southern end of the beach before the metal bridge for some morning tea and a paddle in the water. You could not ask for a prettier spot and this part of the beach was also quite protected from the wind.
After crossing the bridge at the end of Collingwood Beach you will pass by some toilets and the Holden Street boat ramp. The next beach you will come across is Orion beach. There is a new section of pathway (completed in August 2016) suspended high up above the beach.
From the path, you can see spectacular glimpses of the secluded beach and the aqua hues of the water through the trees. At various intervals there are stairs down to the beach if you want a closer look.
We continued on the path towards Plantation Point Park. This large reserve features open grassed areas, a boat ramp, children's playground, fitness equipment, picnic tables, BBQ's, toilet facilities and open showers as well as access to Jervis Bay. From Plantation Point Park you can access the sheltered Barfleur Beach on the bay and on the southern side of the point is Nelsons Beach which is more exposed. The weathered sandstone cliffs around Plantation Point are quite dramatic.
This bike ride is approximately 12 kilometres return from White Sands Park to Plantation Point Park.
It is an easy, mostly flat and scenic ride with great facilities including a number of parks along the way. The beaches you pass on this ride include:
Shark Net Beach - Huskisson
Moona Moona Beach and Creek
For those with young children, it's good to know that there are a number of toilet facilities along the way. Toilets can be found at:
White Sands Park Huskisson
Moona Moona Creek
Holden St Boat ramp
Plantation Point Park
This really is a fun and relaxing way to enjoy the Jervis Bay coastline. For those who have joined in the Shoalhaven 100 Beach Challenge you will be able to check off seven beaches from your list in one go! How's that for making you feel like you have achieved something.
For more information about things to do around Jervis Bay please click here.