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Nelsons Beach, Vincentia

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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 July 28th 2012
See dolphins from the shore at sunset

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.

High cliffs line the beach separating it from nearby homes and Plantation Point Park. Views from the cliff top viewing platforms are spectacular. Entry to the beach ranges from easy level walking straight from the parklands to well maintained but steep stairs at the South end of the beach.
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.
Secret Beach
Secret Beach also known as Nudist Beach

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.
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Where: Nelsons Beach, Vincentia
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