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If you’re planning a trip to beautiful Jervis Bay in South Coast NSW and wondering what to see in the area (apart from famous Hyams Beach!), nearby Beecroft Peninsula is a great place for a day out.

Forming the northern headland of tranquil Jervis Bay, Beecroft Peninsula is home to beautiful Currarong village, idyllic Honeymoon Bay beach and camping ground and Point Perpendicular Lighthouse. Not to mention cliffs up to 80m high and a number of walking tracks and isolated beaches in the Beecroft Weapons Range!

Since I house sit in the area a couple of times a year, I’ve already covered lots of attractions in my guide to Jervis Bay, as well as things to do in Booderee National Park and guide to Jervis Bay beaches. But if you fancy visiting somewhere a bit different, read on to find out more about the Beecroft Peninsula!

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Discover Beecroft Peninsula NSW, a stunning coastal attraction in Jervis Bay Australia with 80m high cliffs, beautiful Honeymoon Bay camping ground and beach, walks and Point Perpendicular Lighthouse.

How to Get to Beecroft Peninsula

Since there’s no bridge over Currambene Creek, Beecroft Peninsula is a bit of a pain to get to considering how close it looks on the map. If you’re staying on the Huskisson side of the creek, you’ll need to drive back inland to the Princes Highway, travel north then turn right onto Forest Road.

Once you’ve passed the exits to Callala Beach and Callala Bay (I’ve covered these pretty detours at the end of the post) the road will turn into Currarong Road and lead you straight to the peninsula. It takes about 35 minutes to get from Huskisson to Currarong, and an extra 15 minutes to Point Penpendicular (along a gravel road).


Beecroft Weapons Range & Point Perpendicular Access

Note that the majority of the peninsula forms part of the Beecroft Weapons Range, which is owned and occupied by the Royal Australian Navy. It can be closed sometimes for weapons training (I believe just on weekdays), but you can call the environmental rangers on 4448 3411 to check if it’s open.


Places to Visit on Beecroft Peninsula

Read the sections below to find out about Beecroft Peninsula camping, beaches, walks and things to do!

Currarong

The first stopping point on the Beecroft Peninsula is the lovely village of Currarong. I parked at Abraham’s Bosom Reserve to check out the main beach in the village.

Abraham's Bosom Beach in Currarong NSW.
Abraham’s Bosom Beach in Currarong

Next to the beach is a lovely rocky area that you can explore. The views out to sea are amazing too!

View from Abraham's Bosom Beach in Jervis Bay.
Views from Abraham’s Bosom Beach

Walk across the rocks and you’ll come to Currarong rock pool! The tide was low on my visit, but this would be a brilliant spot for swimming once it fills up.

Currarong rock pool on Beecroft Peninsula.
Currarong Rock Pool

You can also do a number of walks in Currarong, including Wreck Walk to see the remains of a ship wreck, a walk to Gosangs Tunnel and the three-hour Trig Station Walk.

I chose to eat and drink instead, as it was nearing lunchtime when I arrived! I headed to Zac’s on Piscator Avenue, a lovely restaurant that faces the ocean and also has a fish and chip kiosk.

Currarong park and playground by Zac's restaurant and fish and chip shop.
Park next to Zac’s restaurant and fish and chip shop

The best part was the park area outside. It’s full of benches overlooking the bay, so everyone can enjoy their food outside! The park also has toilets, a playground and a water bubbler.


Beecroft Weapons Range

From Currarong, take Lighthouse Road down to the entrance to Beecroft Weapons Range. You’ll need to stop at the manned entry booths, where you’ll be asked what you’re planning on visiting and given a Beecroft Weapons Range information brochure. You’ll also need to give them your phone number.

The roads inside the range are gravel. They were in pretty good condition when I visited, but corrugated, so you’ll be vibrating your way around and creating a lot of dust! If you’ve just washed your car you’ll regret it!

Point Perpendicular access road.
Gravel Road to Point Perpendicular

Note that there are no street lights within the range, and as it’s so rural there is lots of wildlife about. Unless you’re camping I’d aim to be out of the park well before sunset to avoid running over kangaroos, as this is when they’re most active!


Cabbage Tree Beach & Long Beach North and South

The first turn off in the weapons range leads to a choice of three attractions. You can take the 2.5km return walk to Green Point, which passes littoral rainforest; a 200m return walk to small, sheltered Cabbage Tree Beach; or the 50m return walk to Long Beach North, which is suitable for swimming and snorkelling.


Long Beach South

The second turn off takes you to Long Beach South. You can also do a 1.5km return walk across rocky areas to Fig Tree Bay, a small beach backed by rainforest.


Honeymoon Bay & Bindijine Beach

The most famous attraction on Beecroft Peninsula has to be Honeymoon Bay. With its perfect arc of white sand and tranquil turquoise water, almost totally enclosed by rocks and forest, it has a very recognisable shape that looks amazing in drone shots.

Famous Honeymoon Bay in Jervis Bay NSW.
Beautiful Honeymoon Bay

There were also kangaroos on the beach when I visited! (And unfortunately a couple of campers blasting out some sort of French rap music which kind of spoilt the ambience!)

Kangaroos at Honeymoon Bay & campsite, Jervis Bay.
Kangaroos on the beach at Honeymoon Bay!

Directly next to Honeymoon Bay is Bindijine Beach, a very short walk from the day visitors’ car park. This is a longer, straighter beach that’s also very pretty.

Beautiful Bindijine Beach on the Beecroft Peninsula Australia.
Bindijine Beach next to Honeymoon Bay

Honeymoon Bay Camping

Honeymoon Bay campsite is in a beautiful forest setting directly behind the beach, and costs $15 per night for up to two people, plus $5 per night for each extra person.

It is only available on Friday and Saturday nights (on most weekends), public holidays and NSW school holidays. You cannot book the campsite; places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Honeymoon Bay camping ground on the Beecroft Peninsula, Jervis Bay NSW.
Honeymoon Bay Camping Ground

The exception is during the NSW school summer holidays, when demand is so high that spaces are given using a ballot system (just like some of the campsites in Booderee National Park) using application forms available between 1 July and 31 August. See this Honeymoon Bay camping information brochure for more details.

Facilities at Honeymoon Bay camping ground, Jervis Bay.
Luxury bathrooms at Honeymoon Bay!

Note that the only facilities at Honeymoon Bay camping ground are porta-loos and bins. You need to bring your own water and camp stove etc.


Walks from Honeymoon Bay

From Honeymoon Bay, you can also access a walking track through the forest to Target Beach (4km return), which has views towards Point Perpendicular. Swimming is not recommended here though.

You can alternatively take the turn off from the Target Beach track to secluded Silica Cove, which would make the walk 6km return instead.


Target Beach and Boat Harbour

Before you reach Point Perpendicular Lighthouse, you’ll pass a couple of walking tracks that start directly on Lighthouse Road. The first is a 6km return track to Fishermans Beach and Little Target Beach, which involves a difficult rock scramble.

The second walk is also 6km return, and leads to Boat Harbour, which has views across to Bowen Island and Murrays Beach in Booderee National Park.


Point Perpendicular Lighthouse

At the very tip of Beecroft Peninsula is iconic Point Perpendicular Lighthouse, about 10km from the Beecroft Weapons Range entrance. Built in 1899, the lighthouse stands 93m above sea level.

Point Perpendicular Lighthouse.
Point Perpendicular Lighthouse

You can’t enter the lighthouse, but you can park up and walk around the base. You’ll see the beautiful view across Jervis Bay from the clifftop.

Cliff views from Point Perpendicular Lighthouse on the Beecroft Peninsula.
View from outside Point Perpendicular Lighthouse

Point Perpendicular Walk

From the lighthouse car park, you can also do the 2km return Outer Tubes walk. The torpedo tubes were installed during WWII to protect from enemies.

Beecroft Peninsula lookout at Point Perpendicular, NSW.
Point Perpendicular Outer Tubes walk

You get some great views along the walk. The first part is fairly flat, and leads to a bench with the beautiful lookout in the picture above.

Point Perpendicular cliffs on the Outer Tubes Walk on the Beecroft Peninsula, Jervis Bay.
Cliffs at the end of the Point Perpendicular walk

The second part is steeper and very rubbly. You do get better views of the cliffs, but it’s worth doing just the first part if the rest is too challenging!


What to See on the Way to Beecroft Peninsula

As I mentioned earlier, on Forest Road on your way to the peninsula you’ll pass turn offs for Callala Beach and then Callala Bay. These are very pretty beach suburbs,and worth visiting if you have the time.

Callala Beach & Myola

If you’ve been to Huskisson, you’ll have noticed the gorgeous swirl of white sand nestled inside the curve of Currambene Creek. This is Callala Beach, the longest beach in Jervis Bay (5.6km). The suburb backing onto the tip is Myola.

Callala Beach, the longest beach in Jervis Bay Australia.
Callala Beach with Huskisson in the distance across the creek

If you want to walk down to the tip, park at the end of Catherine Street to access the furthest part of the beach. There’s also a ferry between Myola and Huskisson if you want to pop over that way instead of driving.

Note that there tends to be a build up of sea grass on many Jervis Bay beaches during the winter, which I’m guessing is cleared in summertime. This why they look different in my pictures to the pristine white beaches you’ll see in most advertising material!

Callala Bay

Next to Callala Beach is Callala Bay, a small, very pretty coastal town. Park up at Callala Bay boat ramp, and you’ll find barbecues, picnic tables, toilets, a jetty and a childrens playground.

Park in Callala Bay NSW.
Playground at Callala Bay

The water in the bay is amazingly clear and calm, and the area feels really peaceful.

Stunning Callala Bay in Jervis Bay Australia.
Sea birds at Callala Bay

I went for a walk along the beach as far as Wowly Creek. The beach extends much further though, with the greenery of Jervis Bay National Park sitting behind it.

Beach at beautiful Callala Bay NSW.
The entrance to Wowly Creek at Callala Bay

I hope you enjoyed this blog post on Beecroft Peninsula! For more ideas on trips from Sydney, check out the blog posts below. There are so many amazing spots to visit in NSW!

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