A happy mix of seaside village and cosmopolitan town, Batemans Bay has an easy and relaxed charm that reminds you life is to be enjoyed. From families looking for calm bay beaches to enjoy a leisurely dip, to fishing enthusiasts who like estuary, beach or rock fishing. The coastline around Batemans Bay is stunning with a string of golden beaches, mangroves and oyster flats, and sheltered coves that offer numerous activities; fishing, diving, snorkelling, kayaking, boating and more. Enjoy the Clyde River on a lunchtime cruise; if you enjoy oysters, buy some succulent Clyde River oysters.
Few places offer as many unspoilt landscapes so close to a town centre. The Clyde is one of the cleanest estuaries on Australia’s east coast. A short walk from the town’s cafe strip and across the bridge will have you on its sandy northern beaches – ideal for swimming, fishing or picnicking.
National parks and marine sanctuaries, secluded headlands and rock pools, sandy creeks and riverbanks, and bay and ocean beaches are all within minutes of the town centre (these are easily found, mostly by following your instincts).
This diverse and unspoilt environment is reflected in the quality of the local food, with the region blossoming as a centre for sustainable agriculture and distinctive regional produce. Clyde River oysters are widely regarded as Australia’s finest, and fresh local seafood is easy to find in shops and on menus. Dining options range from formal to relaxed, from innovative modern cuisine to old-school beachside takeaways.
There are plenty of things to do around Batemans Bay. Drive south along Beach Road, stopping at a string of picturesque coves, lookouts and beaches. Drop in a line from any number of good spots and you could hook a bream, flathead or mulloway. If golf is more your game, a round on the 27-hole Catalina Country Club, rated one of the finest courses on the South Coast.
Batemans Bay is a small New South Wales Rural Location within the local government area of Eurobodalla, it is located approximately 226kms from the capital Sydney covering an area of 33.225 square kilometres. Batemans Bay has a recorded population of 1530 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.
If you are planning a visit to Batemans Bay we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Batemans Bay and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.