Bermagui, South Coast, NSW

Many people have never heard of Bermagui, it is a town on the South Coast of New South Wales. It is a fantastic and beautiful spot to visit if you’re driving down the south-eastern coastline. Bermagui is surrounded by secluded surf beaches, estuaries, wetlands and coastal lagoons, it is also known as a fisherman’s paradise.

Bermagui Harbour is the busiest spot in town. Charter boats operate deep-sea, dive and game fishing trips where black marlin and a chase of yellow fin tuna is a regular event. The coastline also offers some of the best whale watching in Australia.

There are only two local patrolled beaches in summer. Horseshoe Bay is one and ideal for children as it’s quite sheltered, Camel Rock Beach just north of Bermagui near Beauty Point is a popular swimming beach for adults.

It is also an awesome surfing spot; surfing beaches include Beares Beach, Mooreheads Beach, Haywards Cuttagee Beach and Camel Rock Beach. A must see is the Bermagui Blue Pool (pictured) it is a large ocean rock pool, good for snorkelling and fantastic scenery, Bruce Steer Pool is also a good snorkelling spot.


There are many scenic and heritage walks in and just outside of Bermagui. A scenic coastal walking track can be found from Paynes Island to the Blue Pool via Murunna Point, Camel Rock, Haywards Beach, Mooreheads Beach, Horseshoe Bay and Point Dickinson. You can also grab a drive guide from the Bermagui Visitor Info Centre and take a look at the historic buildings and sites of the area.

If you are after something a bit different the Montreal Goldfields is around 7kms north of Bermagui. It is the only goldfield in Australia that extends into the sea. Admission to the site is by guided tour only for safety reasons plus you can learn the vast history of the area.

There are also many accommodation options in the area and some lovely places to eat out especially if you love seafood my recommendation is the Saltwater Seafood Restaurant as they big portions and great for the whole family.


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Updated : 25th October 2021 | Words : 345 | Views : 9542

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