Nelsons Beach is by far one of my favourite beaches in Vincentia. Located to the east of the town, this is a beautiful beach with white sands and clear blue water. The beach is the designated dog-walking beach in the area. Between 4pm and 8am each day, dogs are allowed to walk their owners unleashed.
You should be up and early to beat the locals onto this beach if you can. You wont be disappointed with the white sand that is scattered with the jewels of the ocean. Fantastic for shell collecting. Be mindful of what you collect though, as part of this beach is included in the Jervis Bay Marine Park and rules apply to protect the habitat.
The beach runs from the rock ledge just before Secret Beach which is also known as Nudist Beach, to the rocky outcrops at Plantation Point. Although the water is usually calm and gentle, when waves do pick up, they run the entire length of this kilometre long beach and make way for great body board play - although never large enough for surfing.
Nelsons Beach is very popular with joggers and swimmers but perfect for an early morning stroll as it faces east and is often protected from early morning winds. Being flanked at both ends with rocky outcrops encourages sea grass growth. This is a popular feeding area for dolphins, which can often be seen cruising past the beach close to shore.
There is little natural shade at Nelsons Beach so it's best to bring a sun shelter if planning to stay a while.
Nelsons Beach has entry onto Plantation Point Reserve, which offers toilet facilities and an open shower, which is great for cleaning off before getting back into the car.