When the sun shines, Currarong is pretty close to paradise. Apart from long, empty beaches, the area offers great bushwalks, secluded bays and spectacular sandstone cliffs - plus the summer pursuits of fishing, scuba diving and swimming.
Nearby Abrahams Bosom Reserve offers a range of graded walking trails, including a nine-kilometre round trip (Coomies Walk) to the Trig Station. This is a lovely walk, offering breathtaking ocean and cliff-top views. The terrain varies from native woodland to low scrub.
Along the way you can stop at the site where the SS Merimbula ran aground in 1928 or linger at one of the beautiful headlands, beaches and inlets - the map is dotted with evocative names like Honeysuckle Point, Mermaids Inlet and Lobster Bay.
Abrahams Bosom, on the Beecroft Headland, was famous among 19th century seafarers as a place of refuge during stormy weather.
A swim at the rock pool and bushwalking through Abrahams Bosom Reserve. Currarong is a great place to see whales, seals and dolphins so keep your eyes peeled.
Abrahams Bosom Beach walks
From the car park at the end of Beecroft Parade there are three pleasant (and easy) walks and a challenging one.
- One hour (2.5km) walk to Wreck Point, where the SS Merimbula ran aground in 1928. All passengers and crew survived.
- Ninety-minute (3km) walk to Lobster Bay
- Two-hour (5km) walk to Mermaids Inlet.
- Three-hour (9km) Coomies Walk for dramatic views of Mermaids Inlet.
For more information about Currarong, check Jervis Bay on the Australian A-Z of Towns at www.walkabout.com.au