BROULEE : everything you might expect of a Aussie seaside holiday town.
It has a great choice of stunning beaches to suit toddlers, families and the keenest of surfers. There is the freedom of a cycleway that services the town from one end to the other and with the holiday houses fronting the main drag there is always the vibrancy of beach towels hanging over railings.
Broulee has a true surf culture and North Broulee is one of the best learn-to-surf beaches in Australia, with a sheltered position and flat sandy bottom. For more info visit our BEACHES page
South Broulee is considered more challenging, with a break suited to intermediate and advanced level surfers. More adventurous surfers should head to Pink Rocks on the northern side of Broulee Island, where the right hander is known to have some monster days.
The Broulee Headland is fun to explore as are the dunes and nearby Broulee Island. The broad rock platform at the far end of the island and of the main beach are safe to explore and the closest you will get to the migrating humpbacks without a boat.
Broulee Island Nature Reserve is a MUST DO when visiting the area. The video below is exceptional. Before to read the HISTORY before you set off.
Just below the headland, Broulee Surf Life Saving Club offers patrolled swimming (in season), amenities and a café kiosk. The beach here stretches unbroken all the way to the Moruya River, and offers an expansive view of ocean, sky and mountains. Broulee is perfect for beach walks.
Heading toward Mossy Point on the beach road, you will find Candlagan Creek. As unassuming as it is stunning, the small sandy creek forms a crystal-clear swimming hole just as it reaches the beach, ideal for anyone wanting flat calm water to relax in. The sandy bottom makes it perfect for wading, and kids get a kick out of adventuring under the small road bridge that crosses it.
Venture a bit further on to Mossy Point you will find the mouth of the Tomaga River with its boat ramp, kayak and paddle board hire, as well as resident giant eagle rays.
It’s easy understand why Broulee is such a popular place to spend quality time. As summer holidays used to be.
Broulee hosts a caravan park, a motel and luxury retreat with a take away and cafes. In summer the area is always abuzz and visitor numbers swell over January when Broulee is transformed into a vibrant holiday destination.
Just around the corner from Broulee you will find Mossy Point and Tomakin. Each of these residential areas have their own unique little bays and secret beaches that should be explored.
In 1974 the gravel road behind the dunes at Bengello Beach was washed away and the lovely coastal drive to Moruya would be no more. Council said that for the sake of the environment the road would not be repaired and a new one constructed inland. The remains of the road now provide Broulee and Mossy Point people with a beautiful forest walk or bicycle ride to the Moruya Airport.
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BROULEE TO DOs:
A cycleway leads from Candlagen Bridge to the beach. Beyond that you can cycle to North Head Moruya through the banksia forest . Click on the link to visit our CYCLING Page that has all the info you need.
Eurobodalla is a fishing wonderland with land and water options available to suit all ages and all abilities. For tips and location info visit our FISHING page
Walking around Broulee is a pleasure. Either via the cycleway that links the town with the beach or exploring the dunes, North Broulee beach, Broulee Island or the rock ledges to the east of Broulee Beach. After you have done that there is a wonderful inland circuit you can do accessible via The Bower (just follow the signs). Visit our WALKING page for more information
Broulee and especially Broulee Island has a rich and interesting history. Have a read and then watch the town come alive as you walk it with fresh eyes.
SURFING or KAYAKING
Why not try your hand at surfing or stand up paddle boarding with one of Broulee’s two great surf schools. Both Broulee Surf School and Surf the Bay Surf School offer lessons with qualified instructors or simply hire some gear for a fabulous day on the beach. Visit our SURFING page or our KAYAKING page for more info.