A great spot to cool down on a hot day is the rock pool at Boat Harbour in Gerringong, a short 10 minute drive north of Shoalhaven Heads.
There are too many great beaches here to just narrow down to one, but if you head to Vincentia, you can always find a beach that is sheltered from the wind – whatever direction it is blowing.
With a river, beach and national park bordering the town, Shoalhaven Heads is a great place for nature-based adventure. Surfing, horse riding and fishing are all favourite pastimes here and you can’t help but unwind due to the relaxed, low key vibe of the town and the people. Just a few minutes drive to three of the region’s best wineries, Shoalhaven Heads is a great place to base yourself as a group while sampling the regions local drops on a wine tour and the nearby town of Berry will have your boutique shopping needs fulfilled.
Gerroa has long been a favourite with beachgoers due to the gentle waves and sheltered conditions on the northern end of the beach. Patrolled in Summer, it’s not unusual to see pods of dolphins frolicking in the waves and amongst the surfers. You can hire a kayak near the bridge and paddle upstream to explore the waterways and check out the bird and marine life along the way. Hire a SUP from SUP Downunder and have fun in the small waves as you navigate the coastline.