Eurobodalla is home to an abundance of beautiful bays, secluded coves and naturally formed rock pools just waiting to be explored.

Malua Bay
Malua Bay Beach, Mosquito Bay, Garden Bay, and McKenzies Beach are sweet spots for a swim or snorkel. Fishing from the rocks is popular, while McKenzies is great for a surf, and there is a boat ramp at Mosquito Bay.

Guerilla Bay
Guerilla Bay is one of the most hidden and picturesque bays in Eurobodalla, and perfect for snorkelling.

A small rocky island is a feature of the bay and divides the safer more comfortable snorkelling waters to the south of the gravel spit, from the more adventurous waters to the north.

On this northern side is ‘the pot’, which depending on the tide can be difficult to access. You’ll need to negotiate some jagged rocks to get to the water – but for the more experienced, in the right conditions, it is worth the effort. The pot is a deep hole with ridges of rock rising from the bottom. The ocean sides of the ridges are covered in encrusting sponges of various colours. On the far side of the pot is a small cave you can swim into and surprise the crabs.

Guerilla Bay is approximately 20 kilometres south of Batemans Bay. Take the Guerilla Bay turn off from George Bass Drive into Burri Point Road, then turn left into Beach Parade and near its end turn right to the car park. Guerilla Bay lies within a sanctuary zone of the Batemans Marine Park so no fishing or collecting is permitted. Although no amenities are available this is a very popular spot during summer.

Tomakin Cove
Tomakin Cove is a protected sandy inlet with shallow lagoon enticing swimmers and snorkellers to take the plunge. The cove is in Broulee Bay and is almost completely surrounded by rocky outcrops and reefs. On its southern side rocky platforms extend out into the bay, while to the north the cove is sheltered by Melville Point.

Shark Bay
Shark Bay at Broulee is a gorgeous calm water cove between north and south Broulee and the start of the Broulee Island walk.

Mystery Bay
Mystery Bay’s name arises because of the mystery surrounding the disappearance of a government geologist, Lamont Young, along with his assistant and three other men in 1880, whose mission was to inspect new goldfields.

The bay and its dramatic rocks that rise from the sea and shoreline, with the brooding backdrop of Montague Island have also caused locals and tourists to ponder the mysterious nature of the place itself.

These rocks which are such a dominant feature are chert, black mudstone and slate. They date back nearly 500 million years to the Ordovician period. The outcrops lie in a kink zone, which means they’ve been subjected to great pressure during the moving of tectonic plates. A feature called foliation, which has formed during movement at high pressure and which has enabled further deformation, is apparent in the kinks and breaks in the angular brittle rocks, which makes these rocks look as if they could have been pieced together one by one.

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