20+ Best Things to Do in Vincentia, Jervis Bay

20+ Best Things to Do in Vincentia, Jervis Bay

Vincentia is located on the South Coast of New South Wales, a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Sydney. This city sits on the shores of Jervis Bay and is part of the Shoalhaven region. Tourists often visit Vincentia to explore the region's natural beauty and to enjoy quality time on the exquisite sandy beaches. In the sections below, we have rounded up some of the best things to do in Vincentia if you plan to visit this beautiful seaside town.

Exploring Vincent, It's Pristine Beaches

Vincentia is home to more than six kilometres of white sand beaches, which stretches from Huskisson in the north, all the way to Hyams Beach in the south. Here are the must-visit Vincentia Beaches.

Blenheim Beach

Known for its abundant marine life, Blenheim Beach attracts snorkelers looking to experience the underwater life in the region. It is a relatively short beach that joins the White Sands Walk in Jervis Bay National Park. Blenheim Beach

Greenfield Beach

Greenfield beach is located along Sutton Street and is within the Jervis Bay National Park. As a family-friendly beach with crystal clear waters and beautiful white sands, it is considered one of the best places for bird watching and sporting dolphins and white-bellied sea eagles. The beach also features a picnic area with free electric barbecue, cold showers, clean drinking water and flush toilets. Greenfield Beach

Barfleur Beach

If you are looking for a serene and quiet beach where you can relax in the company of a few nature lovers, this is the place to be. Barfleur Beach is located next to the Plantation Point Reserve and has a very relaxed atmosphere. There is also a park and picnic area a short walk from the beach.

Orion Beach

Located along 1 Twyford Street, Orion Beach is one of the low-traffic beaches in Vincentia. It features a newly constructed footpath accessible for everyone looking to stroll or hike along the back of the beach. This beach has shallow waters and a beautiful sandy shoreline, making it ideal for children to play. Orion Beach

Collingwood Beach

This 2.2-kilometre-long beach is not as popular as the other beaches in Vincentia. You can access it from different points along Elizabeth Drive. Collingwood Beach is famous for beachcombing and water sports like paddle boarding and kayaking. Collingwood Beach

Vincentia's Must-Do Walks

Besides the beach life, you can also put on your hiking gear and head to some of the best trails in Vincentia. These are:

The White Sands Walk

This is an iconic coastal walk that stretches along the shores of Jervis Bay, offering great views of the pristine white-sand beaches. The walk begins at the Greenfield Beach picnic area and via Chinamans Beach. Along the White Sands Walk, you will pass through lush coastal bushland, secluded coves and rocky headlands. This walk is relatively easy and offers opportunities for snorkelling, swimming and wildlife spotting

Scribbly Gum Track

The Scribbly Gum Track is an inland track that winds through beautiful bushland within the Jervis Bay National Park. Most hikers use this track as a return path to the Greenfield Beach picnic area. The name of the track came from the distinctive markings left by the scribbly gum moth on the trees. Unlike the White Sands Walk, this track allows you to admire the region's native flora and fauna. As you track this path, watch for native wildlife like wallabies, kangaroos and various bird species. If you are a nature lover or a photography enthusiast, this walk is a must-have on your bucket list. Scribbly Gum Track

Water Sports and Adventures

A trip to Vincentia is never complete without going on a sailing charter or a diving/snorkelling expedition. Here are the best diving/snorkelling and sailing services you can book to enhance your outdoor experience in Vincentia.

Jervis Bay Catamaran Sailing Charter

Headquartered in Huskisson, a five-minute drive north of Vincentia, Catamaran Sailing Charter is ready to take you on an adventurous sail with 11 other passengers. All the cruises are weather-dependent, and if you are booking as a group, the crew will customise their services to suit your travel and sightseeing needs.

Diving and Snorkelling - Crest Diving

Whether you are a beginner or an expert snorkeler/scuba diver, the Crest Diving team will offer expert guidance and ensure your comfort and safety. During the session, you will have a chance to swim alongside sharks, seals and stingrays, guided by a local expert. If you are a complete beginner and feel you would do better with some private classes, you can easily schedule them at the Crest Diving website.

Local Eateries and Refreshments

During your stay in Vincentia, here are some restaurants within the city centre where you can enjoy the best foods and beverages.

Vincentia Chinese Restaurant

This is a Chinese/Asian-inspired restaurant that's open daily from noon to late. It serves some of the most authentic dishes in the area, and you will love the relaxed atmosphere and friendly service. You can also order take-away and even request home delivery.

Address:

Burton St Shop 21, Vincentia

Nana Thai Restaurant on the Bay

The Nana Thai Restaurant specialises in Thai cuisine and serves vegetarian-friendly and vegan options. Food at this restaurant is served with love, and the menu is extensive enough to cater to all the customer preferences.

Address:

6B/1 Burton Street, Vincentia.

Nana Thai Restaurant on the Bay

Oporto – Vincentia

This chain café serves Portuguese-style chicken, made-to-order salads and wraps. The menu features intense flavours like herbs, citrus, garlic and chilli. Non-alcoholic beverages like juices, soft drinks and water are also available. Oporto is open daily from 9 am to 8.30 pm.

Address:

Shop T19, Vincentia Marketplace, 8 Moona Creek Rd, Vincentia.

Planning Your Visit

Vincentia is one of the cities in New South Wales that gives you unparalleled access to major attractions on the shores of Jervis Bay. Due to its city status, you can also access more accommodation options and better amenities. Before planning your trip, you want to research the available accommodation options and even book the ideal one to make things easier on your arrival. Here are some of the many guest houses to choose from:
  • Orion's Lookout. The property is located on Elizabeth Drive and can host up to 16 guests. It is pet-friendly and offers its guests the best accommodation amenities and services.
  • Elouera at Greenfields Beach. Located at the southern end of Vincentia is Elouera, a stylish three-bedroom beach house that sits modestly among native trees and gardens. This property is dog-friendly and welcomes a maximum of six people.
  • Treetops is a pet-friendly, private residence a few minutes walk from Greenfields and Blenheim Beach. The property offers free Wi-Fi, a smart TV, and ceiling fans to keep you cool during summer.
Depending on your unique needs and preferences, you can browse the many Vincentia accommodation homes at The Holiday Collection and choose a guest house that resonates the most with you. When you book directly with us, you save 15-20% on fees and enjoy personalised booking and reception on arrival.

Remember, third-party sites like Airbnb, booking.com, and Stayz will add their commission on top of the standard prices, making them more expensive. If you have any questions concerning any of the attraction sites or the available guest rooms, we would be glad to help.

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