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
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.