The expansive waterway at the mouth of the Clyde River was named by Lieutenant James Cook on his voyage of discovery along this coast in 1770. However it wasn't until well into the 19th century that the township of Batemans Bay appeared.
While Batemans Bay is the largest on the coast south of Nowra, it maintains its small town atmosphere and welcomes its visitors with its fabulous estuary location, country hospitality and charm, an unspoilt natural environment and with attractions and facilities for tourists of all ages and preferences.
Many accommodation, dining and entertainment facilities in the town are sited to take advantage of the magnificent views across the Clyde estuary, ocean and to the mountains in the west. Others are situated close to the beautiful beaches that adorn the coastal centres. Every aspect in Batemans Bay is different and beautiful in its own right.
In addition to its own attractions, 'the Bay' is well located for driving, trekking or undemanding walks in the Clyde Valley and the spectacular mountainous national parks that protect its sources. Pigeon House Mountain for example, is less than an hour's drive north.
Batemans Bay and its neighbouring area boast some of the most spectacular and unspoiled coastline in New South Wales.