I fancied a walk… and I had a good few hours’ ticket of leave… so I thought I’d walk over to Hyams Beach; why not?
I wandered along the walking/biking track along Elizabeth Drive and then down onto the beach and then the rock platforms towards Plantation Point.
Here’s the entire route that I took.
This is the beach as you look back towards Vincentia and Collingwood Beach with Plantation Point behind.
It was low tide so I walked around the rocks at the Point and then on to the pretty beaches that dot the coastline here, all sparkling and blue and freshly wave-washed.
There’s Blenheim and Greenfields beaches, there’s Chinamans and Seamans…
Mot of the walking is done along with beach.
And this day I did see dolphins playing in the Bay, but too far away to be made out in this photo!
There are some information boards along the tracks.
A bit of shade as you dodge along through the trees.
Information about the Marine Park, how it’s zoned and why it works well.
The White Sands Walk itself is pretty short – more details on that at the bottom of this post. It’s a handy one to do with children, not too challenging but with cake and coffee and gorgeous white sands at the end.
My life is mostly busy and noisy, so to be out in the bush and beach, with just my shadow for company, was such a rare treat.
And look, there’s the little township of Hyams Beach right there.
I try for a bit of a moody shot here…
The great thing about getting to Hyams after a 7km walk from home is that the sublime Hyams Beach Cafe awaits with open arms… and coffee and muffins.
No need to think great thoughts, or even to write them.
Sometimes a simple walk with just the sound of the birds and the waves is just enough.
The White Sands Walk
The White Sands Walk starts officially at the Greenfield Beach picnic area, which is at the cul de sac at the very end of Elizabeth Drive, Vincentia. See the info on the Jervis Bay National Park website here.
Check out a map of the walk here, there is also info there on the Scribbly Gum Track which is a return loop inland.
For more info on Jervis Bay National Park click here.
Family Fun At Jervis Bay
Click here for my post linking to all of the walks and other activities we’ve enjoyed at Jervis Bay:
Don’t you just love being by the sea?
Linking up today with Nancie at Budget Travellers Sandbox for Travel Photo Thursday – see you there!