The White Sands Walk treks across some of Jervis Bay’s most pristine and famous beaches. For the best chance of having the place to yourself, tackle this walk during winter.
We acknowledge that this adventure is located on Yuin Nation, the traditional land of the Yuin people of the Dharawal-Dhurga language group who have occupied and cared for this land for thousands of years. We pay our respects to them as the Traditional Custodians and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.
- Pristine white sand beaches
- Beautiful coastal forest
- Amazing wildlife and native flora
Immerse Yourself in Aboriginal Heritage
We all know that Jervis Bay and its white sand beaches are not the hidden treasures of yesteryear. The White Sands Walk is a tremendously beautiful coastal walk that can, unfortunately, be a tad busy during summer.
So make sure you plan your visit during winter – we guarantee that the White Sands Walk is just as glorious this time of year, and you may even have the trail to yourself!
On the White Sands Walk, you’ll explore five pristine white sand beaches connected by sensational coastal forest trails. The mouthwatering coastal walk sits within the lands of the Yuin Aboriginal people of the Dharawal-Dhurga language group.
It’s great to see NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services work closely with the Jerrinja Local Aboriginal Land Council to manage the area, which has many significant Aboriginal sites. So expect a brilliant coastal walk with dreamy beaches and immaculate bush trails that are steeped with rich Indigenous history.
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From Plantation Point in Vincentia, you’ll quickly come across Nelsons Beach – the first of the gorgeous white sand beaches.
There’s a wonderful stretch of orange rock that contrasts remarkably with the powdery white sand and turquoise ocean waters. This beach was our favourite – the White Sands Walk certainly delivers right from the get-go!
More White Sand Beaches
Blenheim, Greenfield, and Chinamans are the next white sand beaches that you’ll explore. These beaches are the smallest on the White Sands Walk but they’re filled to the brim with beauty.
Surrounded by dense coastal forest, you’ll feel completely immersed in nature, as the soothing sound of waves gently crash beside you. There’s a charming feel to these lesser-known white sand beaches, so soak in the serenity and sense of remoteness.
Famous Hyams Beach
Last but not least you’ll arrive at the well known Hyams Beach. Visiting in winter is an absolute masterstroke to avoid the crowds, and helps you really appreciate this sensational stretch of coast.
Even in winter, we’d expect that you’ll, at least, go for a quick dip, particularly with the pods of dolphins frolicking in the shallow waters. Or you can just enjoy the dolphins from the vast expanse of ridiculously white sand.
Personally speaking, despite stormy skies and a spot of rain, the White Sands Walk 100% delivered.
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Scribbly Gum Track
At around 8km return, the White Sands Walk isn’t too long or strenuous. If you’re keen to extend the walk, on the return journey, you can add the 2.5 km Scribbly Gum Track. This phenomenal coastal forest loop is nestled in between Chinamans and Greenfield Beach.
The type of eucalyptus trees found along the trail attract moth larvae that produce the ‘scribbles’ as they burrow through the bark. There’s no doubt that this trail is an awesome add-on to your White Sands Walk experience in Jervis Bay.
- Sturdy shoes
- Day backpack
- Waterproof/windproof jacket
How To Get There
Drive to the car park at Plantation Point in Vincentia where the trail head starts.
If you don’t have your own set of wheels, thankfully, you can access the trail head easily using public transport. From Sydney, you’ll hop on a South Coast Line train to Bomaderry station via Kiama station.
From Bomadarry, jump on the 102 bus down to Vincentia and jump off at the Elizabeth Dr stop – badda bing badda boom!
Distance Covered / Elevation Gain / Duration
8km (or approx. 10.5km with adding on the Scribbly Gum Track) / minimal / 2.5–3.5 hours