Broulee is the quintessential Aussie seaside holiday town, surrounded by crystal clear waters, great surf and wide stretches of sandy beach. Kids on bikes, beach towels on decks, surfboards on roof racks; it’s a barefoot easiness that doesn’t take long to settle into.
Broulee has a true surf culture, with beaches to suit every level of experience. North Broulee is one of the best learn-to-surf beaches in Australia, with a sheltered position and flat sandy bottom. South Broulee is considered more challenging, with a break suited to intermediate and advanced level surfers. More adventurous surfers should head to Pink Rocks on the northern side of Broulee Island, where the right hander is known to have some monster days.
The lookout at Broulee Headland is a good place to orientate yourself and get a taste of the Broulee lifestyle, with wide views of the town, coast and hinterland. The broad rock platform at the base of the headland is safe to explore and the closest you will get to the migrating humpbacks without a boat. Following the platform around leads to a quiet sheltered beach and the sand-spit connecting to Broulee Island Nature Reserve. The island holds many secrets, including the ruins of a hotel and sea port railway. Now reclaimed by native bush and birds, the walk takes you through a magnificent and dynamic coastal landscape.
Just below the headland, Broulee Surf LifeSaving Club offers patrolled swimming (in season), amenities and a café kiosk. The beach here stretches unbroken all the way to the Moruya River, and offers an expansive view of ocean, sky and mountains. If you are seeking long oceanside walks, you won’t find a more revitalising place.
Heading toward Mossy Point on the beach road, you will find Candlagan Creek. As unassuming as it is stunning, the small sandy creek forms a crystal-clear swimming hole just as it reaches the beach, ideal for anyone wanting flat calm water to relax in. The sandy bottom makes it perfect for wading, and kids get a kick out of adventuring under the small road bridge that crosses it. Nearby, the northern banks of the Tomaga River are equally clean and inviting, and offer a boat ramp, kayak and paddle board hire, as well as resident giant eagle rays.
It’s easy understand why Broulee is such a popular place to spend quality time. A genuine and relaxed beach town, in the middle of all Eurobodalla has to offer.
|South Broulee beach and headland|