Murray’s Beach at Jervis Bay – And The Shark That Got Away

Murrays Beach is our very favourite beach of all the beautiful beaches of Jervis Bay.

walk past sign

There’s a Google map at the end to show you exactly where it is.


A little bush walk down to the beach.

kids 1

murrays beach jervis bay

Never feels crowded.

boys snorkel
family snorkel

Lovely snorkelling.

jamie snorkel

Crystal clear water – the full works!

kids in water


A year ago we were there and, suddenly, everyone got out of the water.

kids play

Some people in the middle of the beach had seen a huge shark swim along slowly in fairly shallow water!

They were still shaking when they told us the story.

But we couldn’t stay out of the water for long.  Too gorgeous.

And we went back this year, loved snorkelling with the kids.

No sharks seen.


Murray Beach Map

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 If you’ve never visited Jervis Bay, you must!

And pop along to Murrays with a snorkel.

We’ll catch you there!


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    1. says: Seana

      I’ll hold your hand Carolyn. I’ve just noticed more photos of this beach, there’s a lovely secret cove at one end, I must get them loaded onto this post too.

  1. I have heard SO much about Jervis Bay – all good of course! Your photos don’t disappoint – wish I could put my feet in the beautiful water right now. Another beach to add to my hit list!

    1. says: Seana

      We’re in love with Jervis Bay. The water’s so lovely there. There’s a 2km ocean swim there this Sunday called the Clearwater Classic, which I’d be swimming…. but myself and the twins are in Bali, just arrived this arvo. Harsh, harsh.

      Do you think you might do ocean swimming with Sam and Debbie and myself next summer??

  2. One of the things that freak me out about Australian beaches is the many shark sightings. Scary!

    But like you said, the beaches there are so gorgeous I doubt I would be able to keep myself out of them for long 😉

    – Maria Alexandra

  3. says: Sere

    Looks gorgeous!! Kind of scary about the shark though. I do have to say that I was in Florida one year and everybody got out of the water as well because of a shark and I just had to see how close I could get to try and get a picture of it! It was pretty awesome, although the lifeguard was none to pleased with me haha. But I got a shot of it! Totally worth getting in trouble for!

      1. says: Sere

        Haha I was a little behind in the whole digital camera thing. Until they came out with a really good DSLR I used my film camera. So unfortunately that image was just before I got my first DSLR :(. I’d have to scan it.

  4. Lovely pics and story, Seanna. I can just imagine the scare with the shark. We were in the water in Queensland with the kids back in 2001 when everyone suddenly charged out of the water yelling “Shark”, but luckily it turned out to be no more than a curious dolphin – at which point everyone charged back in!

    1. says: Seana

      Thanks Johanna, LOL we once thought a blue tongue lizard was a snake. When we were swimming training last year at Mona Vale beach a pod of dolphins came and swam really close to us, the first view of them was a bit… but after that it was amazing. They swim a lot better than we do! Popping over in a minute to say hello on your blog.

  5. says: Mairi Stones

    Feeling only envy at the moment. I’m cold , it’s damp and I miss that warmth, sun and ease of a warm climate. X

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