Cave Beach, Jervis Bay
Lazy Society Beach rating: 4.9/5
Beach Type: Wide straight beach, gradual descent into deeper waters
Waves: Medium, steady and great for boogie boarding
Feel: Chilled out vibe
Good for: Boogie boarding, body surfing, beach sports, rock pools
Water Temp: Refreshingly cool in mid-February
Facilities: Toilet and showers located at the campsite
Cave Beach is one of my favorite Jervis Bay beaches due to its rugged and scenic nature. It’s nestled away at the edge of the Booderee National Park. It’s a bit of a mission to get there but well worth the effort. The campsite is about a 300m stroll from the car park through coastal scrub and continues down to the beach. The campsite has basic facilities such as your tent, a common kitchen area, and toilets. Note that only camping is permitted, so you cannot roll in your caravan.
Next to the beach entrance is a cave which provides shade from sudden downpours and the heat but you need to get there early to get a spot and spend the day.
My tips for Cave beach
- Take a crew because it’s more fun.
- Take lots of food and drinks if you plan to spend the day here – it’s a nature park, and there are no vending machines or cafes on site.
- Take a beach tent that’s easy to put up – it once took us around 20 minutes to put up a ‘pull up’ beach tent, and this wasn’t much fun. Get the one that stretches like this one from Amazon.
- Take a boogie board, cricket bat, and beach footballs. I recommend the Wahu range of beach fun gear.
- Pack as light as possible… after you’ve done the above, of course.
How to get to Cave Beach, Jervis Bay
From Sydney Airport:
From Canberra:CAVES BEACH WEATHER
Check our lazy weekend guide to Jervis Bay here.