Lake Wollumboola is an intermittently opening coastal lake that is used for a number of recreational purposes depending on the water level in the lake. When the water level is high, sailing, windsurfing and water skiing are all popular. Lower water levels encourage a wide variety of bird life turning the region into an ornithologists delight. The walk around the lake foreshore from the entrance in either direction allows a pleasant interaction with nature. After lake openings prawn and fish larvae develop in the lake with excellent catches being recorded.
The Crookhaven Headland Reserve, home to the Shoalhaven Marine Rescue Base, is undergoing a major upgrade. The walk around the headland adjacent to the historical light
house follows a well-developed track and provides good views of the whole of the Crookhaven Bight. Excellent catches of fish are regularly reported from the rocks near the river entrance.
The regional boat ramp located at Crookhaven Heads provides safe launching facilities providing access to the Crookhaven and Shoalhaven Rivers, local offshore fishing grounds and "The Banks", famous for its marlin, tuna and other game fish. The Orient Point boat ramp also gives access to the river for small craft. Charter boats and many private boats use these offshore fishing grounds.
SCUBA divers also use the Crookhaven Heads boat ramp to access "The Banks" (For experienced divers only) and other dive sites around the Beecroft Peninsula including Lobster Bay the wrecks of the SS Merimbula and SS Wandra.
A variety of accommodation is available to visitors to the area catering to all tastes from motel rooms, and B&Bs to a wide variety of rental houses and caravan parks.