If you’d like to escape the urban hustle of Sydney’s golden beaches, then a calmer seaside escape awaits in Jervis Bay. And you can get a true taste of this photogenic part of NSW’s magic on the White Sands Walk. If the name evokes images of sparkling white sand and turquoise blue waters, you’ll be glad to know that’s exactly what’s on offer on this picture-perfect coastal walk. Skirting the shores of Jervis Bay, the walk meanders along some of its most beautiful white sand beaches, flanked by coastal bushland on one side and crystal clear waters on the other. It’s a short walk of no more than 90 minutes but promises some of NSW’s most glorious beachside views.
White Sands Walk, Jervis Bay
Journey from one world-famous beach to the next on the White Sands Walk. This easy, well-thought-out walk is the ideal way to experience some of Jervis Bay’s most iconic beaches in one day. The shorter and more popular version of this walk kicks off at the Greenfield Beach picnic area, through the famous Hyams Beach, and back. The longer version starts at Plantation Point Vincentia and connects several white sand beaches on the way to Hyams Beach.
The first stop is Nelsons Beach and you’ll find your expectations raised from the get-go at this incredible spot. Aqua blue waters and stunning white sand form a perfect contrast against the orange-hued rocks at this beach. It’s also a relatively quieter spot compared to its popular neighbours if you want to soak up some much-needed sun without the crowds.
Next up is Blenheim Beach, a short but lovely beach surrounded by dense bushland. It’s perfect for swimming, paddleboarding or just generally enjoying the cool waters and the views are as Instagram-friendly as they come.
Hop onto Greenfield Beach next with equally soft white sand and clear, calm water. Next stop is Chinamans Beach, well known for having some of the whitest sand in Jervis Bay and a quieter alternative to the last stop on this walk, the world-famous Hyams Beach. You’ll be hard-pressed to find Hyams to yourself, it’s usually swarmed with crowds throughout the year, but the picturesque views and the long stretch of stunning white sand make up for it in spades. The walk finishes at the Greenfield Beach picnic area where you started.
How long is the White Sands Walk?
It takes around 30 to 90 minutes to complete this walk depending on which route you take and can of course take longer if you decide to spend some time on the beaches. The total distance is 2.5km from Greenfields Beach to Hyams Beach. There’s also plenty of shade along the way if the sun gets too hot.
How hard is it?
The White Sands Walk is a very easy and comfortable walking track with a fairly flat terrain most of the way making it suitable for all fitness levels. Kids can join along too!
Are there any facilities on the way?
There are BBQ facilities, picnic areas and toilets at both Greenfield Beach and Blenheim Beach if you’re planning to make a day of it but no places to eat along the way.
Heading to Jervis Bay soon? Read all about the brilliant White Sands Walk here.