Seven Mile Beach
There’s no real need to guess the length of Seven Mile Beach, although there may have been some rounding error! Situated between Nowra and Kiama, the beach comes in at 12 kilometres (7.8 miles) long. Backed almost exclusively by uninterrupted littoral forest with eucalyptus (gum) trees, it is encompassed into Seven Mile Beach National Park.
Its long ribbon of pale sand gets wider and narrow due to the prevailing ocean currents, while slightly inland there are some excellent walking opportunities along partially-shaded tracks.
Barbecues can be enjoyed at the Beach Road picnic area, with more secluded spots to enjoy a bite to eat including Gerroa picnic area.
The usually gentle waves make it a popular spot with families with younger children, as well as those looking to step onto a surf board for the first time. Waves rarely reach more than head height. Snorkelling, windsurfing and stand-up paddle boarding are additional possibilities. In fact, the surf is so inviting at Seven Mile Beach that dolphins are also frequently spotted offshore.
Given its size, overcrowding is rarely a problem, even during the summer and on public holidays. Some of the more secluded sections of the beach, furthest away from the access points are frequented by nudists, although Seven Mile Beach is not an official nude beach.
- Diving & snorkelling
- Kite surfing
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