Cave Beach Review at Jervis Bay, Australia

Cave Beach, Jervis Bay Australia

Cave Beach, Jervis Bay

Lazy Society Beach rating: 4.9/5

Beach Type: Wide straight beach, gradual descent into deeper waters

Waves: Medium, steady and great for boogie boarding

Feel: Chilled out vibe

Good for: Boogie boarding, body surfing, beach sports, rock pools

Water Temp: Refreshingly cool in mid-February

Facilities: Toilet and showers located at the campsite

Patrolled: No

Cave Beach is one of my favorite Jervis Bay beaches due to its rugged and scenic nature. It’s nestled away at the edge of the Booderee National Park. It’s a bit of a mission to get there but well worth the effort. The campsite is about a 300m stroll from the car park through coastal scrub and continues down to the beach. The campsite has basic facilities such as your tent, a common kitchen area, and toilets. Note that only camping is permitted, so you cannot roll in your caravan.

Next to the beach entrance is a cave which provides shade from sudden downpours and the heat but you need to get there early to get a spot and spend the day.

My tips for Cave beach

  • Take a crew because it’s more fun.
  • Take lots of food and drinks if you plan to spend the day here – it’s a nature park, and there are no vending machines or cafes on site.
  • Take a beach tent that’s easy to put up – it once took us around 20 minutes to put up a ‘pull up’ beach tent, and this wasn’t much fun. Get the one that stretches like this one from Amazon.
  • Take a boogie board, cricket bat, and beach footballs. I recommend the Wahu range of beach fun gear. 
  • Pack as light as possible… after you’ve done the above, of course.

How to get to Cave Beach, Jervis Bay

From Sydney Airport:

From Canberra:


Check our lazy weekend guide to Jervis Bay here.

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