Famous for its crystal clear waters and clean white sandy beaches, you can’t miss out on fun activity to engage in as you holiday or conduct your business in Merimbula
Merimbula Beaches & Waterways
Whether you are just looking to unwind and spend some lazy summer days at the beach, or you are looking for some fast and furious water action, you’ll definitely find a perfect spot for yourself at Merimbula. You can go boogie boarding at Merimbula main, have some family races at the Spencer park be a bit creative with the kids and help them build some sand pyramids or just hang out at the beach with family and friends.
Merimbula Main Beach
Merimbula main beach situated on the fish pen is just a few minute walk from the heart of town. A perfect spot for boogie boarding or swimming for the family, this beautiful beach is protected from big swells and is patrolled during peak holiday season. In November each year, Merimbula beach also plays host to the popular Merimbula classic which brings SUP riders, wind surfers and kite surfers from all over Australia.
Spencer park, which is located on Merimbula lake is shielded from the northerly winds and when on a low tide, it provides a great place for children to explore the water. The park provides hours of entertainment for children and is an ideal spot for BBQ’s and family picnics.
Merimbula bar beach is situated at the entryway of Merimbula lake and provides access to boats that are coming in and out. Though the water is always flat and somewhat inviting, the outgoing current is strong and needs one to be more attentive especially with weak swimmers and small children.
Its BBQ facilities and a kiosk that offers fresh coffee, light meals and ice cream makes bar beach a favorite for both locals and holidaymakers.
The headland is ideal for a walk with your dog and gives you a chance to see small animals and even whales when they are migrating(in season). Another great feature of the bar beach is the large deck area which is a popular spot for weddings and photos. Whatever you want to do in Merimbula, you can never go wrong with Bar Beach!
Merimbula Café Culture
With all the cafés and restaurants available and all offering mouth watering delicacies, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out in Merimbula. Famed for its coffee and located on the boardwalk that overlooks the lake, if you are into informal dining and love a cup of sizzling hot coffee, give the Waterfront a try. If you are looking for an official dinner joint and fine dining is your thing, you can try out hatted restaurants like;
Sun Deck Cafe Merimbula
New cafe open on 31 market street, Merimbula, offers a variety of local delicacies that changes with the season.
If you want to sample some mouth watering seafood, dine at Wheelers. Open for seven days a week and offering a dinner menu from Monday to Saturday, you can enjoy some scrumptious oysters, meat and vegetarian dishes. A plus for Wheelers is, they cater even for your young ones.
Enjoy a breathtaking view of the ocean as you savor some creative cuisine ranging from cakes, oysters and local seafood at the Merimbula restaurant.
Open daily from 10:00am, the Merimbula Wharf offers lunch, dinner, seasonal a-la-carte menu for evening dining and coffee.
Touted as NSW’s premier golfing destination, Merimbula boasts of five golf courses and a perfect golfing climate all year round.
Located just 3 hours from Canberra, halfway between Sydney and Melbourne and daily domestic airline filghts, golfers are often times spoilt for choice.
With just a minimum of $160, as a golfer, you can play all the five courses from the amazing Peter Thompson designed championship Tura Beach Country Club, a stunning Bermagui course, a 27 hole resort style layout of Pambula, not forgetting Eden and Bega Country Clubs which are all situated within an hour’s drive.
Holiday at Merimbula and include golfing as part of your itinerary, and you’ll admit Merimbula is one of the best value golfing destinations on the South Coast.
For more information and booking visit Golf Merimbula
National Parks and Nature
40% of Sapphire Coast’s land is made up of parks. The beautiful coastal tracks and the stunning bushwalking trails are the reasons as to why Sapphire Coast has been featured in the Tourism Australia Wilderness Coast.
Ben Boyd National Park is a beautiful national park situated on the Sapphire Coast which makes for a perfect bushwalking or camping site. The detailed rock formations, large areas of coastal heath and spotless beaches are some of the features that you can enjoy at this park.
Mimosa Rocks National Park, which is just a short drive from Bega, is named after the paddle steamer, Mimosa that wrecked in 1863 after it rammed into rocks on the northern part of the park. It offers a breathtaking national attraction that is made up of pure lagoons, quiet beaches and headland views.
The rocks at Mimosa have unique castle like features that are a result of faults, folds and intrusions that occurred in the rock over the years giving them a distinctive look.
Kangarutha Walking track, situated at the heart of Bournda National Park, offers a great view of the sea and give you a chance to watch the whales.
If you are not a fan of visiting parks, and you want to get out and enjoy nature to its fullest, you can also visit the Nethercote or Mumballa Falls, both of which provide a great day out and family fun at the swimming holes.
By Air or By Sea
Experience Merimbula by air on a scenic joy flight or enjoy the magical experience of whale watching from September – November when whales bask in our southern waters. With seals, penguins and dolphins being frequent visitors to our magnificent coastline.
For more information about Merimbula visit Merimbulainfo.com.au for a list of more things to see and do in Merimbula.
Merimbula makes for a perfect oceanside holiday escape.
Merimbula which is part of the Sapphire Coast, and named so because of the beautiful green and sapphire colors of the water from the air, has a lot to offer irrespective of the age group.
Famous for its crystal clear waters and clean white sandy beaches, you can’t miss out on fun activity to engage in as you holiday or conduct your business.