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Published April 6th 2017
Discover the mystery behind Mystery Bay’s name
Mystery Bay's name arises from the disappearance of Lamont Young, a government geologist, his assistant and three other men in 1880, whose mission was to inspect new goldfields. Their bodies were never found, so hence the name of the bay. And this mysterious piece of haven on the picturesque Sapphire Coast, New South Wales is one beach that should be on the bucket list of attractions!
There is an array of beach activities to enjoy at this picturesque beach...
Situated in the Eurbodalla National Park, this mysterious nature attraction is filled with spectacular rock formations that arise from the sea and along the shoreline, making it an impressive attraction to discover the different rocks.
Mystery Bay is the perfect beach to enjoy a relaxing day out
This dramatic bay is filled with an array of activities to enjoy with campsites nearby, swimming, surfing opportunities, fishing, snorkelling and diving, and bushwalks and picnics can be enjoyed here too.
Exploring the rock pools are a must do, as you never know what you will discover!
The coastal Yuin People traditionally camped, fished and collected resources from this area, a tradition that continues into the present. Today you will find a number of middens and artefact scatterings that remain in Mystery Bay, so be sure to keep an eye out for these.
The Lookout offers awe-inspiring views of the entire beach & ocean...
After enjoying soaking up the sun rays on the beach and admiring the views from the Lookout, stretch your legs with the walking trails, which take you on a journey through lush bushland with coastal views and birdwatching opportunities.
There is campground nearby, fronting the ocean and it is one of the few natural camping areas remaining in the South Coast & Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, making camping here a fascinating experience.
The campground is located a short distance off the Princess Highway, but you will truly feel like you a million miles away from civilization! The large campsite is scattered throughout the native bushland, thrilling cliff headlands and beaches. The campsite is located approximately 9km south of Narooma and 24km north of Cobargo, heading into Mystery Bay on the left. It is also pet-friendly!