Hyams Beach, New South Wales

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Map of the neighbouring Jervis Bay Territory showing Hyams Beach

Hyams Beach is a seaside village with a population of 290[1] in the Shoalhaven, New South Wales, Australia, on the shores of Jervis Bay. The village, 180 km south of Sydney, is bordered by 2 beaches, Chinaman's Beach to the north and Seaman's Beach (sometimes referred to as "Sailors Beach") to the south. Hyams Beach is the beach in the centre.

The beaches face east, out across Jervis Bay and Point Perpendicular to the Pacific Ocean. The sand at these beaches is known for being fine, soft, and brilliantly white. The Guinness Book of Records reports Hyams Beach as having the whitest sand in the world.[2]

The village is bordered by Jervis Bay National Park to the north and Booderee National Park and Botanic Gardens to the south which gives Hyams Beach a 'natural bush' feel with an abundance of native plants, animals and birdlife. Other nearby attractions include Jervis Bay Marine Park and surrounding trails and forests.[3]

Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay NSW

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of Hyams Beach". ABS. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Gazing onto the world's whitest sands". Sydney: The Sydney Morning Herald. 1 January 2006. Retrieved 13 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Hyams Beach". Destination New South Wales. Retrieved 26 March 2013.