batehaven to malua bay & beyond
Head south from Batemans Bay on Tourist Drive 7, locally known as the coast road, to explore a series of seaside suburbs.
Batehaven is a short three minute drive south from Batemans Bay and gateway to a chain of beautiful beaches stretching south from the bay to Tomakin. It is an ideal location for holiday makers with the pet friendly and calm bay-like Corrigans Beach at the heart of the village.
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Things to see and do
The 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.
A shared cycleway and foot path links Batehaven to Batemans Bay and provides an easy walk to the Catalina Golf Club for a round, 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.
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.
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.
Malua Bay is popular with surfers and is home to the Batemans Bay Surf Life Saving Club. The club patrols the beach in summer.
With good accommodation options, small shopping centre, cafes and restaurants close by, Malua Bay 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 popular surfing beach in the right conditions.
Rosedale and Guerilla Bay are a short detour off George Bass Drive, (the coast road). These quiet localities huddle around a series of 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, popular for beach and headland walks and land based whale watching during the spring.