HYAMS BEACH, NSW

To find some peace and quiet away from the city, Kesh­nee Kemp couldn’t go past some lux­ury digs in re­laxed Hyams Beach

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Know the kinds of beaches that pop up on In­sta­gram re­peat­edly? You’ve dou­ble-tapped them about a bil­lion times – as have your friends. Hyams Beach is one of those beaches, guar­an­teed. Hard to be­lieve it’s only an easy three­hour drive south of Syd­ney!

I bun­dled into the car and pumped the mu­sic as I made my way down the stun­ning south coast. From the minute I ar­rived in the sleepy sea­side town of Hyams Beach on the shores of Jervis Bay, I could smell the salt air. It’s quiet, still and so re­lax­ing. For­get the fil­ters, it’s im­pos­si­ble to take a bad shot of this place.

I stayed at one of the best beach­side prop­er­ties in Aus­tralia – yep, I’m call­ing it – Hori­zons at Hyams, and lis­tened to the wa­ter lap­ping the white-as-snow sand while sip­ping cock­tails. The house has ev­ery­thing you need for an un­for­get­table get­away – fire­places, an in­fin­ity pool, four mas­sive bed­rooms and views of the beach from every sin­gle room. Even the laun­dry.

While in town, take a drive around Jervis Bay to the other gorg beaches. There’s so much photo con­tent you’ll have plenty for Facebook, too.

Stay at: Cyrus 54 – Hori­zons at Hyams. (Cyrus St, Hyams Beach NSW. The Hol­i­days Collection, 0244 430 242, Rentals.hol­i­dayscol­lec­tion.com.au). You won’t re­gret it!

Eat at: Hyams Beach Café (Hyams­beach­cafe.com.au) or stock up and utilise the beach house’s killer BBQ.

Re­lax: On the beach via your pri­vate ac­cess (duh!).

See: Whales! Dol­phin Watch Cruises (Dol­phin­watch.com.au) of­fers two-hour cruises from Jervis Bay to see whales, dol­phins, seabirds and tur­tles. Plus there are photo opps ga­lore amongst the tall cliffs and sandy beaches.

Do: Stand-up pad­dle board­ing (Jervis­bay­standup­pad­dle.com.au) is an awe­some way to ex­plore, and gets you a bit of a fit­ness fix while you’re at it. Abs, come at me.

Photo opp: Walk through from Hyams Beach Vil­lage to Chi­na­mans Beach – it’s fa­mous for hav­ing some of the whitest sand in Jervis Bay and looks un­real at sun­rise (if you can drag your­self out of bed that early, that is!). Worth it.

Cap­ture pic­ture-per­fect sun­sets over the beach from the Hori­zons pool.

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