Destination guide

A Hyams Beach vacation is a bit of all white

At Hyams Beach, you'll need your sunnies for the brightness of the sand, never mind the sky. This gorgeous spot on Jervis Bay has a reputation for having the whitest sand on Earth. And vacations round here are all about the superlatives. Whether you're wanting to stretch out on that sugar-white sand, surf some of the best breaks in the area or get up close with marine life at 1 of the top whale- and dolphin-watching spots on Australia's east coast, Hyams Beach vacation rentals have got you covered – and all within a few hours' drive of both Canberra and Sydney.

Things to do

Avast, and hoist the mainsail, ye salty sea dogs!

Looking to get out of the sun for a bit? Just a quarter of an hour up the road from Hyams Beach is the cute little town of Huskisson, and it's here that you'll find local attractions, including the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum. This waterfront institution has exhibits on local history and the marine environment, along with heritage vessels including the old Jervis Bay passenger ferry. And once you've slaked your thirst for historical knowledge, how about attending to another sort of thirst? Yep, Hyams Beach is located within striking distance of several great wineries too. Cheers!

Activities

Get some of that legendary sand between your toes

Feel like you should get yourself acquainted with those whiter-than-white sands? It'd be rude not to. Hyams Beach vacation rentals are all about getting in some quality time down by the ocean. Surfing, kayaking and paddleboarding are all big round here, and if you fancy venturing out a bit further then these waters are also famous for their dolphin- and whale-watching cruises. You're also spoiled for choice when it comes to national parks and marine reserves, with Booderee National Park the most well known. It's perfect for hiking and wildlife-watching, and don't miss the ruined Cape St George lighthouse while you're there.

Weather

You just can't go wrong with the weather

There's no bad season for Hyams Beach vacation rentals. Summers can get pretty hot, but fortunately the coastal location means you've got fresh ocean breezes (and occasional thunderstorms) to take the edge off things. Even in winter, it still never really gets cold at Hyams Beach, and low season can be a good bet if you're looking to hike in the national parks or get a bit more of that famous white sand to yourself. If you're in town with whales on your mind, then the migration season is June to October, making it the best time for a whale-watching cruise.

Natural highlights

They really ought to spell it New South Whales

Hyams Beach is set on idyllic Jervis Bay, on the coast of New South Wales. The South Pacific ocean round here is dolphin central, and Flipper and his mates love to frolic in Jervis Bay almost as much as the beachgoers. It's also a top spot for whale-watchers, with humpbacks and southern right whales passing through during the migration. Even the landscapes round here like to be that bit grander than the competition. It's home to some of the tallest sea cliffs on the east coast, and much of the area is protected by national and marine parks.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Hyams Beach

Fly into Wollongong, NSW (WOL-Illawarra Regional), the closest airport, located 38.4 mi (61.8 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Hyams Beach?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,144 holiday rentals near Hyams Beach. From 878 Houses to 29 Villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Hyams Beach for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Hyams Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Hyams Beach. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Jervis Bay National Park: 1,756 holiday rentals
  • Point Perpendicular Lighthouse: 1,493 holiday rentals
  • Huskisson RSL: 1,778 holiday rentals
  • Callala Beach: 1,784 holiday rentals
  • Collingwood Beach: 1,708 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hyams Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Hyams Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 878 Houses in Hyams Beach. Our other popular types of Hyams Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 29 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 57 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 57 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Hyams Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 64 holiday homes with pool available in Hyams Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.