Hyams Beach is easily one of the prettiest and most visited beaches in NSW and wildly popular for its striking white sand. Apparently, it’s the whitest in the world but you’ll have to read this article to find out if it really is. Given its popularity, you’ll be hard-pressed to find the postcard-perfect spot for yourself but luckily Jervis Bay offers a number of equally pretty albeit quieter alternatives. One such spot to discover is the neighbouring Chinamans Beach which has remained surprisingly under the radar despite its equally bright white sand and turquoise waters. It’s a quick 5-minute walk from Hyams but far less crowded and also boasts a picturesque bushwalk. Read all about it and start planning a weekend getaway to the idyllic spot.
Chinamans Beach, Jervis Bay
Part of the White Sands Walk from Vincentia to Hyams Beach, Chinamans Beach is home to spectacular views and everything that Hyams Beach offers minus the bustling crowds. If you visit it early in the morning, you could get the entire beach all to yourself. Given that it’s a lot shorter than the far longer Hyams, you can easily explore the entire length of it.
Chinamans Beach also flaunts a lovely bushland walk that extends beyond the beach and is great to explore on a warm, sunny day.
Wondering what else you can expect on the White Sands Walk? The 90-minute, 2.5km trail will take you through some of the most scenic beaches in Australia with the purest sand including Greenfields Beach, Blenheim Beach and Nelsons Beach finishing at Hyams Beach. On the way, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to spot whales, walk through coastal forests, snorkle or enjoy a swim. Read all about the White Sands Walk here.
Keen to discover more beaches in the area without the crowds? Some of our favourites include Greenfield Beach tucked away in the Jervis Bay National Park and Murrays Beach also home to sparkling white sand.
How to get to Chinamans Beach
Chinamans Beach is 3-hours from Sydney and well worth the drive out of town. It is best accessed via the Hyams Beach village but can also be reached via Greenfield Beach instead.
Read all about it on the Shoalhaven website.