Towns around Pebbly Beach
The large regional town of Batemans Bay is just 20 minutes drive south from Pebbly Beach. It is at the mouth of the Clyde River.
Batemans Bay is a major commercial and tourist centre with shops, restaurants, clubs and many other services. There are several shops selling fresh or cooked seafood. The local oysters can be particularly recommended.
The Eurobodalla Regional Botanical Gardens is ideal for a fine day. It is just off the Princes Highway, 5 km south of Batemans Bay. The gardens have over 30 hectares of natural forest with short walking tracks and interpretive signs to point out the plants and other features of the region. There is a Visitors Centre, cafe, barbecue facilities and picnic area.
You can go for a cruise on the Clyde river.
On a wet day, take the kids to the Bay Twin Cinema - 4472 6009.
There are many art and craft galleries in the area.
Mogo is an historic town 10 km south of Batemans Bay on the Princes Highway, about 30 minutes drive from Pebbly Beach.
Mogo is a popular tourist destination, famous for its art and craft shops and galleries. Paintings, pottery, jewellery, leatherwork, woodwork, second hand books and clothing are all available.
There are cafes and coffee shops for lunch or morning/afternoon tea. There are ice cream shops and a sweets shop.
Mogo is also famous for its zoo. The zoo has animals of many types from all over the world including a Nepalese red panda. Ph: 4474 4930.
You can fossick for gold at an operational gold mine near the town. Equipment is supplied. Ph: 4471 7381
The town of Nelligen is on the Clyde River 10 km upstream from Batemans Bay on the road from Batemans Bay to Canberra.
The river at Nelligen is wide making it a destination for water skiing, fishing and boating. The town has craft shops and galleries as well as places to eat. Some river cruises from Batemans Bay stop at Nelligen for lunch before returning.
Milton-Ulludulla is a large regional centre about 46 km north of Pebbly beach on the Princes Highway.
Driving north along the Highway from Pebbly you will pass through a number of small towns - Termeil, Lake Tabourie and Burril Lake before reaching Ulladulla, a large commercial centre with shops, clubs and restaurants. You can buy fresh and cooked seafood here.
Milton is just a little further north along the Highway. It is an historic township with craft and antique shops, galleries, museums and a range of other shops. There are several cafes. The town has a rich cultural life.