Hyams Beach, New South Wales

Hyams Beach, New South Wales

Hyams Beach is a small seaside village (population estimated at about 70 in 2006) in the Shoalhaven, New South Wales, Australia, on the shores of Jervis Bay. The village, roughly 3 hours drive south of Sydney, is bordered by 3 beaches, Chinaman's Beach to the north, Hyams Beach and Seaman's Beach to the south. Seaman's Beach is the largest of the three beaches, stretching for approximately 2 kilometres (1.6 miles).

All beaches face roughly east, out across Jervis Bay and Point Perpendicular to the Pacific Ocean. The sand at these beaches is fine, soft and brilliantly white, The Guinness Book of Records reports Hyams Beach as having the whitest sand in the world.Fact|date=February 2007

The village is bordered by Jervis Bay National Park to the north and Booderee National Park and Botanic Gardens to the south which gives Hyams Beach a 'natural bush' feel with an abundance of native plants, animals and birdlife.

In 2006, the population of the State Suburb of Hyams Beach was 122. Census 2006 AUS|id=SSC17555|name=Hyams Beach (State Suburb)|accessdate=2008-08-18|quick=on]

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