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Batemans Bay
Travel Guide

Discover excellent seafood, secluded beaches, native wildflowers and diverse wildlife at this bay where the Clyde River meets the South Coast.

Sprawling out from the Clyde River estuary, Batemans Bay features some of the South Coast’s most beautiful and varied coastline. Discover the bay’s magnificent scenery from the sands of a quiet cove or explore the waterways by boat. Sample Batemans Bay’s famous oysters, try your luck at fishing in the bay or surf the South Coast breaks.

Select from several gorgeous golden-sand beaches around the bay. Swim in sheltered coves or check the swell for surfing. Dive or snorkel in the Batemans Bay Marine Reserve to see the diverse underwater world beneath the waves. Travel south from the town centre to find secluded beaches and fishing spots. You might catch mulloway, bream or flathead.

Spot mangroves and oyster flats along the coastline on a picturesque cruise or kayak around the bay and into the Clyde River. See these sights on land from the Batemans Bay cycleway. Sample the delicious oysters at one of Batemans Bay’s dining establishments or fishmongers. Then watch a pretty sunset from the end of the pier jutting into the bay.

The nearby Catalina Country Club has 27 holes across its expansive course. Check out the breathtaking landscapes of Murramarang National Park, where native bushland meets pebbly beach and mobs of eastern grey kangaroos bound through the bush at dawn and dusk. At Birdland Animal Park, ride a fun train through the reserve and spot native Australian bird species. Don’t miss a daytrip to Didhol (Pigeon House Mountain) or the preserved pioneering village of Mogo. Stroll through beautiful banksia forests to Burrewarra Point and enjoy views of Guerilla Bay. If you’re lucky, you might spot migratory whales from here in the cooler months.

Batemans Bay is the closest seaside township to Canberra and is a popular ocean getaway for Australia’s capital city. The drive from Canberra takes approximately 2 hours. Regional trains and buses also connect Batemans Bay with Sydney and Canberra. Stay in luxury resorts or laid-back cabins in this relaxing seaside town.

Top Hotels in Batemans Bay

Lincoln Downs Resort Batemans Bay, BW Signature Collection
Lincoln Downs Resort Batemans Bay, BW Signature Collection
4 out of 5
11683 Princes Highway Batemans Bay, North Batemans Bay, NSW
The price is $122 per night from Mar 29 to Mar 30

Situated in North Batemans Bay, this spa hotel is 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Clyde River National Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Surfside Beach and Batemans Bay Mini ...

3.6/5Good! (24 reviews)

"Great stay, clean and fresh"…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Lincoln Downs Resort Batemans Bay, BW Signature Collection
Bay Executive Motel
Bay Executive Motel
3.5 out of 5
31 Clyde Street, Batemans Bay, NSW
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $89 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Located in the heart of Batemans Bay, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Batemans Bay Mini Golf, Batemans Bay Old Courthouse Museum, and Albert Ryan Park. ...

3.8/5Good! (391 reviews)

"Close to Town, walking distance. On the water. Rooms a bit dated."…"

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Bay Executive Motel
BIG4 Batemans Bay Beach Resort
BIG4 Batemans Bay Beach Resort
2 out of 5
51 Beach Road, Batehaven, NSW
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With direct access to the beach, this Batehaven campground is within a 15-minute walk of Corrigans Beach, Catalina Golf Course, and Hanging Rock Sports Complex. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (225 reviews)

"Good location close to boat ramp and beach. Good amenities"…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

BIG4 Batemans Bay Beach Resort
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Vacation Rentals in Batemans Bay

Corrigans Cove
Corrigans Cove
4.5 out of 5
204 beach Road, Batehaven, NSW
The price is $114 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

Situated near the beach, this luxury aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Corrigans Beach, Caseys Beach, and Hanging Rock Sports Complex. Observation Head ...

4.3/5Excellent! (468 reviews)

"The space in the units and the closeness to the beaches and restaurants"…"

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2020

Corrigans Cove
BIG4 Batemans Bay Beach Resort
BIG4 Batemans Bay Beach Resort
2 out of 5
51 Beach Road, Batehaven, NSW

With direct access to the beach, this Batehaven campground is within a 15-minute walk of Corrigans Beach, Catalina Golf Course, and Hanging Rock Sports Complex. ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (225 reviews)

"Good location close to boat ramp and beach. Good amenities"…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

BIG4 Batemans Bay Beach Resort
Merry Beach Caravan Park
Merry Beach Caravan Park
2 out of 5
46 Merry Beach Rd, Kioloa, NSW
The price is $85 per night from Mar 9 to Mar 10

Situated in Kioloa, this beach campground is steps from Murramarang National Park and Merry Beach. Kioloa Beach and Pretty Beach are also within 1 mi (2 ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)

"Very clean, kid-friendly place to stay. We stayed in a villa which was equipped with a stove, oven, fridge and microwave. Staff was very welcoming and friendly. The beach is just a minute’s walk away and provided us with a lot of fun. There’s a lovely outdoor pool with a baby pool for tiny tots. ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

Merry Beach Caravan Park
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Jun 12, 2019

The office manager gave us directions to North Durras Beach where we saw so many wild kangaroos eating and hopping around just before sunset. This was an unexpected highlight of our trip to Australia!

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