Batemans Bay is the ‘capital’ city of the South Coast of NSW region. The Bay is also the No 1 holiday destination for the Canberra holiday set and Batemans Bay is a growth town, new and confident. There is little evidence of heritage investment in Batemans Bay, but in truth that is now probably too late. At least the old court house has survived the developers hammer.
Batemans Bay is blessed with one of the most beautiful, natural environments in all of Australia. Situated on the mouth of the famous Clyde River, the spectacular combination of picturesque coastline, pristine waterways and lushly forested mountains provide a popular place to live or visit.
Whilst most of the fame of the area is based on its environment. The bridge over the Clyde River is particularly interesting as it is a rare lifting span type and, when operating to allow for vessels to pass beneath, is a fascinating marvel of engineering to witness.
Batemans Bay is a must place to explore, and should be an extended visit and there is a lot going for the place. Enjoy.