Batemans Bay is quite a large town with shopping plazas and stores a traveller might need, like Repco, Jaycar and a caravan accessories store. The Botantic Gardens and Mogo Zoo are not far away, and the town of Mogo, although only tiny, pulls the tourists with its interesting array of shops.
We stayed at Pleasurelea Tourist Resort and Caravan Park, it was beautifuly kept but quite closely packed especially with children and after 5 nights we are glad to be leaving. Having said that we had lovely neighbours and enjoyed their company. There is a beach directly out front, across the road, which was nice for an afternoon swim to cool off. Unfortunately it has a lot of seaweed, but we saw a stingray which was pretty exciting, considering I almost stepped on it. It’s a relatively easy 6k bike ride into the town, 3k is bike path along the beach front which is lovely. It feels less than 6k coming back as its mostly down hill with only one uphill climb.
The beaches along this stretch of coast are very different to the Sapphire Coast. Lots of rock formations, seaweed and drift wood, making for leasurely and interesting beach walks, especially out along the rocky outcrops.
For swimming, the beach we enjoyed the most was Long Beach. Not too many people around, not too much seaweed, the water was calm and we didnt have to go out far to get deep water, perfect for swimming. Pebbly beach was also nice especially driving through the semi tropical forest to ge to it. Apparently the Kangaroos come down to the water at Pebbly Beach. The water was great for boogy boarding and surfing a little further along.
An interesting cloud formation over Durras North Beach. It looked quite errie. People were pulling over in their cars to take photos and watch it. It seemed to spiral over serveral minutes and then merged with a black cloud producing lots of lightening and thunder, it was so spectacular and wonderful to watch.
Even wash day is fun on the road. Love my little twin tub.
Farewell Batemans Bay.