Cruising through the Sapphire Coast
South of Sydney to the Victoria border is the domain of the Sapphire Coast. This stretch of coast is surprisingly quiet once you get south of the Sydney city limits. Technically, Sapphire Coast starts around Narooma then South past Eden to the Victoria Border. It lives up to it's name with some of the most crystal clear sapphire water and unspoilt empty beaches we've ever laid our eyes on.
There's some amazing surf opportunities all along this stretch of coast. As you travel from Sydney south towards the Sapphire Coast, check out the famous Sea Cliff Bridge just south of Royal National Park. As you travel even further south, make sure that you check out Mollymook. We've had some epic beach days, surf sessions, free hot showers, and even bioluminescent waves at that cool little beach town!
Just south of the town of Narooma, you'll find Camel Rock Surf beach. From the car park, you'll be able to access Camel Rock and Horse Head Rock just around the corner from Camel Rock formation. The safest route to Horse Head Rock is a trail that leads up the headland from the car park for a view of Horse Head Rock from above. But, if you wanted to get up close and personal with the famous Horse Head, at low tide, you can access it by a short beach walk past Camel Rock, hugging the coast line and up to a little rock scramble to get to that part of the beach. Make sure you check the tide so you don't get stuck in an unfriendly area. If you were going to get an epic shot of this famous rock, the tide seems to cooperate around the best times to take pictures, around sunset and sunrise. I've even seen some cool Milky Way shots. We would recommend planning out your route ahead of time and bringing shoes that can get wet and grip like Keen's, Teva's, or Chaco's to name a few.
After you've got your rock formation, surf or beach life satisfaction, check out Bermagui blue pool a couple minutes south of Camel Rock beach. There are so many amazing natural rock pools from Sydney south. It is hard to choose a favorite, but this one had to be one of our favorites. The shower at this rock pool blew my mind. It easily was one of the best beach showers I have ever enjoyed.
With so many empty and unspoilt beaches along the Sapphire Coast, you can almost turn off at any beach of the Tathra-Bermagui Rd and find yourself a private beach to lay the first footprints of day. Grab your beach gear, beers, and snacks to settle down for the day.