Culburra Beach is located between the Crookhaven River and Lake Wollumboola.
The population of Culburra Beach is more than 2,500 people, the median age is 51 years. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up 5% of the population.
Culburra Beach is in the Jervis Bay region of the South Coast of New South Wales. It is located 20 minutes drive east of the regional centre of Nowra and 3 hours south of Sydney (about 200 kilometres by road).
Culburra Beach is spoilt for choice when it comes to waterways, located on the coast between the Crookhaven River, Lake Wollumboola and kilomters of ocean beaches. Warrain Beach is where famous Australian photographer Max Dupain snapped the iconic Sunbaker photograph in 1937.
There are no public airports in the Shoalhaven region so if you wish to arrive by air, your best to fly into either the Sydney or Canberra airports and connect to Jervis Bay and Shoalhaven by road or shuttle. Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar service both airports and car hire and connecting shuttles are available from the terminal.
Premier Transport and Murrays Coaches both offer several coach services between Sydney and Canberra to the south coast arriving in Nowra. Nowra Coaches run a bus service between Nowra and Jervis Bay.
The main occupations of people living in Culburra Beach are:
• Technicians & trades workers
• Clerical & administrative workers
• Community & personal service workers
Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital in Nowra is a busy acute care facility which provides which provides emergency care, medical, surgical and orthopaedic services to around 22,000 patients each year. The Hospital has an Intensive Care Unit that incorporates High Dependency and Coronary Care beds. As well as these clinical services, the hospital has a busy Obstetric Unit and Children’s Ward.
Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital is affiliated with the University of Wollongong and the University of NSW. This hospital is fully accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS).
There is a NSW Ambulance Service Station located at Culburra Beach.
There is a public primary school in Culburra Beach, with additional public and private school options in nearby Nowra.
There are preschool and out of school care options in Culburra Beach, with additional childcare options in Nowra.
There is a Woolworths supermarket in Culburra Beach as well as a range of smaller specialty stores and cafes.
Nearby Nowra has a number of large retail stores such as Aldi, Kmart and Target as well as a large array of smaller and specialty stores.
There are a number of places of worship in Culburra Beach and surrounds including Catholic, Anglican, Jehovah’s Witness, Baptist and Uniting churches. The nearest Buddhist temple (Nan Tien) is in Berkeley (80 min drive) and the closest mosque (Omar Mosque) is in Gwynneville (80 min drive).
Warrain Beach is Culburra’s surf beach and a major attraction where surfing, swimming, fishing and relaxing on fine white sands are popular activities. The Nowra Culburra Surf Lifesaving Club patrols the beach, south of Penguin Head.
Just north of Culburra is Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse and the Crookhaven and Shoalhaven rivers, part of Australia’s Oyster Coast. You can taste succulent local oysters from Jim Wild’s Oyster Service at Greenwell Point, a charming village on the Crookhaven estuary and a short drive from Culburra Beach.
Whale and dolphin watching are popular activities in Jervis Bay. There are also some great restaurants, a licensed club and the famous Husky Pub to enjoy a meal out.