BATEMANS BAY is the northern most of the three main towns in Eurobodalla. It is at the cross roads of the Princes Highway and the Kings Highway which melds visitors from the north as well as from the west including the ACT and south west NSW.
The Bay has a very rich history and has long been the holiday destination for families coming to the coast from inland attracted by the many beaches, rivers and lakes and over several generations they have built holiday homes along the coastal strip that runs south along the picturesque 40 km coastline to Moruya. This is a drive worth taking.
Batemans Bay has become the principle town of the South Coast and offers most of what a visitor might require in entertainment, provisions and services. There is a wide variety of accommodations available in the town along with a good representation of restaurants, cafes and coffee bars.
The best way to begin your explore of the town is by taking a stroll along the Murra Mia Walkway that follows the Clyde River's edge from Batemans Bay Bridge to the far end of town via a forefront of jetties, cafes and shops.
Batemans Bay Sculpture Walk was created from the acquisitive award winning sculptures from the annual Sculpture for Clyde event. Each year the number of sculptures increases. The sculpture walk starts at a space near 7 Clyde St Batemans Bay and follows the seaside shared path of Mia Murra Walk and Beach Road to Batemans Bay Marina.
You might like to read this Historic Walk Map as you wander around the town.
WHERE TO EAT
Batemans Bay has all manner of places to eat that suit most tastes and budgets.
A wonderful way to enjoy fresh local produce at an affordable price is to have a BBQ at one of our many free BBQs in town or by the coast. Source your protein locally, add to it a variety of locally grown fruit and vegetables and finish up with a perfect picnic of freshly baked local breads, cheeses and preserves. Perfect.
For the known eating options across the Eurobodalla, from takeaway to cafes and from restaurants and pubs to fine dining go to our interactive Eating Out Map below
There is no favouritism - ALL known providers are listed because that is what you need to know when you're hungry.
Be sure to look at Our MUST DO and MUST SEE menus above
BATEMANS BAY TO DOs:
IN BATEMANS BAY: Clyde River Cruise
1 Clyde Street, Batemans Bay
The MV Merinda sails daily on a relaxing and informative tour of the Clyde River. Head to Nelligen for a day trip or enjoy a twilight seafood dinner cruise. 0427 106 396
A cycleway leads to from Batemans Bay CBD along the Clyde foreshore to Batehaven. In the other direction you can cross the Batemans Bay Bridge to Korners Park Then along the roadway to the end of Myamba Pde and explore the Cullendulla Boardwalk. Approx 18 kms of cycling. Click on the link to visit our CYCLING Page that has all the info you need.
Citi Centre Arcade, Perry Street, Batemans Bay
Located on the top floor of the City Centre Arcade in the heart of Batemans Bay, they are open every day and night with Christmas Day our only day closed. There is a Wheel Chair Lift and Hearing aid loops in 4 screens of the complex.
The Batemans Bay area has a rich and interesting history. Have a read of the history, maybe visit the museum, follow the Heritage Town Walk with points of interest and watch the town come alive as you walk it with fresh eyes.
Visit the Batemans Bay Heritage Museum - Opening hours are- Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 10.00am to 3.00pm. Additional hours by appointment and during school holidays.
55 Beach Rd, Batemans Bay
8 acres filled with Australian animals, birds and reptiles. Hands on with the animals. Open 9:30am daily (02) 44725364
NEARBY: Observation Point
This easily accessible lookout boasts fabulous views westward overlooking the beach and out to Snapper Island and northeast to the Tollgate Islands.