THINGS TO DO IN Batehaven to Malua Bay

batehaven to malua bay & beyond

Head south from Batehaven to Malua Bay on Tourist Drive 7, locally known as the coast road, to explore a series of south coast seaside suburbs.

Things to Do in Batehaven

Corrigans Beach Reserve

Batehaven is a short three minute drive south from Batemans Bay. It is the gateway to discovering the famous southern string of Batemans Bay beaches. 

The Clyde River ends its long journey from the ranges behind Eurobodalla and opens up into a vast bay, blessed with a diverse array of beaches and coves. Starting at Batehaven with Corrigans beach, they stretch south to Malua Bay and beyond.

If you’re looking for a laid back, less travelled alternative to Batemans Bay then head straight to Batheaven and find out why this seaside village is so popular. 

Just a short drive south from Batemans Bay, the village centres around one of the most popular family and pet friendly beaches on the south coast, Corrigans Beach. 

View from Observation Point, Batehaven

The suburb is leafy and native forests cloak the headlands and creep down to the nearby beaches at Sunshine Bay and Caseys beach. 

National parks and state forests lie to the west just a few kilometres away.  

Observation Point at Batehaven is one of the best Batemans Bay lookouts. Easily accessed it offers stunning views west toward Batemans Bay and Snapper Island, East over the Tollgate Islands and North across the bay to the northern shores of Batemans Bay.

The Corrigans beach reserve is a focal point of activity with large grassy areas, accessible playground, ample parking, regular markets and proximity to a shopping centre complete with supermaket, chemist, newsagent, bottleshop and laundromat. 

The annual Bells carnival at Batehaven
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It’s also the site for the annual Bells Carnival, a summer holiday family favourite.

A shared cycleway and foot path links Batehaven to Batemans Bay and provides an easy walk to the marina and Batemans Bay fishing charters and tours, and Club Catalina for a round of golf, casual dining or social outing.

The pathway is immensely popular with cyclists, joggers, walkers and their pets, all enjoying the coastal lifestyle and holiday atmosphere.

Batehaven has a large choice of accommodation, cafes and shops so whether you’re staying for a weekend or a week you’ll have everything you need nearby.

It’s also a great place to bring pets with nearby pet friendly beaches and accommodation.

Take a short drive inland and you’ll find the beautiful Mogo Wildlife Park, a fantastic family zoo with amazing displays of domestic and exotic animals. 

Caseys Beach

Surf Beach

A number of popular small beaches lie between Batehaven and Surf Beach including Caseys Beach, Sunshine Cove and Denhams Beach.

Surf Beach is a very popular family beach with ample parking, playground, cafes and amenities. The beach presents with a typically gentle ocean break and is patrolled during the summer.

Nearby shops and facilities make this an ideal place to relax for the day or a perfect base for a beachside holiday.

Mackenzies Beach

Things to do in Malua Bay

A series of small protected coves and bays that bear the names Lilli Pilli, Garden and Mosquito mark the approach to the beachside village of Malua Bay. 

Approximately 13kms from Batemans Bay, Malua Bay is a much-loved holiday destination. Offering reliable surfing waves, Malua Bay beach is one of the most known Batemans Bay surfing beaches. It is home to the Batemans Bay Surf Life Saving Club. The club patrols the beach in summer. 

With good Malua Bay hotel accommodation options, a small shopping centre, cafes and restaurants close by, this seaside region is a bustling holiday destination during the summer and a relaxed getaway all year round.

To the north,  Mosquito Bay has a cafe and public boat ramp with resident sting rays. Black Rock is a prominent feature in the ocean just a short distance from the shore.

South of Malua Bay is McKenzies Beach which lies in the lee of the clifftop headland called Pretty Point and is another one of the area’s pristine beaches known for its surf in the right conditions.

Burrewarra Point Guerilla Bay
And beyond…

Rosedale and Guerilla Bay are a short detour off George Bass Drive, (the coast road). 

These quiet localities are some of the best kept secrets in the Eurobodalla region. Positioned off the main tourist drive, they are relatively hidden and are huddled around a series of beautiful beaches, headlands, coves and ancient geological rock formations. 

Jimmies Island marks the northern boundary of a Batemans Marine Park Sanctuary Zone which wraps around the prominent Burrewarra Point and down to Long Nose Point. It is a spectacular stretch of coastline, perfect for beach and headland walks and land based whale watching during the spring. 

Explore the Coast Road (Tourist Drive 7).


towns and villages

6 small villages that pack a big punch

Eurobodalla is home to many beautiful townships, each with their own unique character, places to explore and things to do.

food and drink

Batehaven, village by the sea

A creative collaboration in Batehaven is harnessing local creativity in this village by the sea.


Entertain the kids

From whale watching to kid friendly walks, beaches aren’t the only way to entertain the kids on this stretch of the coast.

kid friendly

Park yourself in a park

There are plenty of ways for families with young kids to enjoy themselves in Eurobodalla’s parks and playgrounds.