Es­cape – Hyams Beach NSW

Out & About with Kids - - WE REVIEW -

Lo­ca­tion

Es­cape at Hyams Beach on Jervis Bay is sit­u­ated on the beau­ti­ful South Coast of NSW, ap­prox­i­mately 2.5 hours drive south of Syd­ney or 3 hours drive from Can­berra. This hol­i­day home is lo­cated on the beach­front re­serve at the north­ern end of the vil­lage with stun­ning views out over the bay.

Hyams Beach is sur­rounded by World Her­itage marine sanc­tu­ar­ies and of­ten voted as one of the best beaches in Aus­tralia with its white sand, clear blue wa­ters and abun­dance of sea life. Jervis Bay Marine Park cov­ers an area of 22,000ha and over 100kms of breath­tak­ing coast­line.

Ac­com­mo­da­tion

This ideal beach hol­i­day home sleeps up to 11 peo­ple across five bed­rooms. Taste­fully ren­o­vated with beach house-style in­te­ri­ors and tim­ber flooring through­out, Es­cape is spread over three lev­els. The lower level has a good sized lounge/rum­pus with wide screen tv, 1 x queen room and a tri-bunk room - both shar­ing a bath­room with shower and toi­let. The mez­za­nine level at the rear of the house has a laun­dry com­plete with washer/dryer and an ex­tra toi­let, a twin bed­room and a full bath­room. The up­stairs level is the cen­tral liv­ing space with an open plan kitchen, din­ing, lounge and 2 x queen bed­rooms (one with shower en-suite). The up­per front deck looks out across the bay, with bbq and a tele­scope ready for stargaz­ing.

Out­side this cor­ner block is a beau­ti­ful land­scaped gar­den and an out­door shower to rinse off the white sand residue from beach ad­ven­tures. Just across the road is a re­serve with swings and climb­ing equip­ment for the kids. OAWK Tip: Have a peek in the cup­boards and bath­room cab­i­nets. The thought­ful own­ers have catered for kids of all ages with a trea­sure trove of board games and toys, in­clud­ing a cov­eted rac­ing track, as well as bath play­things.

Ex­plore

We had plenty of plans to ex­plore Jervis Bay Na­tional Park and Bood­eree Na­tional Park. We packed our bikes and in­tended to ex­plore the beach­front bike paths, and to head out on a dol­phin watch from Huskisson. But there was just so much to see and do in our im­me­di­ate vicin­ity that we were un­able to tick off our full wish list itin­er­ary of ac­tiv­i­ties in three days.

Each morn­ing and af­ter­noon we wan­dered across the road and down the easy beach ac­cess path to en­joy sim­ple plea­sures like races along the beach, walks around the rock pools at ei­ther end, swim­ming, fish­ing, dol­phin spot­ting. We fed the friendly kan­ga­roos that gath­ered each morn­ing and evening on the front lawn, played plenty of board games and had a fun ‘Make Your Own Pizza’ night! And be­fore we knew it, our re­lax­ing long week­end had slipped away. OAWK Tip: Dol­phin spot­ting is one of the joys of Jervis Bay. Take a boat trip out from Huskisson, a 10 minute drive away, for an up-close dol­phin en­counter, or stay put and keep an eye out for a play­ful pod from the beach. Choose your win­ter beach hol­i­day here be­tween May to Novem­ber to watch in awe as mi­grat­ing hump­back and south­ern right whales stop in the bay for a break on their jour­ney.

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