Tura Beach is suburb of Merimbula, on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia, in the Bega Valley Shire local government area.
The population of Tura Beach is 2,921 and is comprised of approximately 52.5% females and 47.5% males. Tura Beach has a population of 35 (1.2%) indigenous people and a median age of 57.
Tura Beach is located adjacent to Merimbula on the far south coast of New South Wales between Melbourne and Sydney. It is a 3 hour drive from Canberra via Cooma or a 6 hour drive from either Melbourne or Sydney.
There is a regional airport at Merimbula with daily connections between Melbourne and Sydney.
CountryLink, VLine and Premier Motor Service provide regular coach services from Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.
The main industries people from Tura Beach work in are:
- Retail trade
- Health care and social assistance
- Accommodation and food services
- Education and training
- Professional, scientific and technical services
Pambula Hospital (15 minutes to the south) is the regional public hospital (less than 50 beds) with an emergencydepartment.
The closest major regional hospital is located in Bega (25 minutes from Tura Beach) and offers:
- 134 overnight beds
- 15 emergency department bays
4 emergency medical unit beds
- 46 acute medical inpatient beds
Tura Beach is supported by the Merimbula ambulance service.
There is one medical practice in Tura Beach.
There are no schools located in Tura Beach.
Children from Tura Beach are required to travel to either Bega or Eden to attend public high school, or attend private schools in the broader region, including Pambula Beach, Eden and Bega.
There is a Woolworths and IGA supermarket in Tura Beach. Other supermarkets in the Merimbula area includeWoolworths at Merimbula and Foodworks in Pambula.
Merimbula also has a Target and a number of specialty stores.
In nearby Bega (25 mins from Tura Beach) is the Sapphire Marketplace, a major shopping destination of the Sapphire Coast region. The shopping centre includes Big W, as well as Woolworths, Dick Smith, Dan Murphys and over 20 specialty stores.
There are a number of places of worship in Merimbula including Catholic, Anglican, and Uniting churches. The nearest Buddhist Temples and Muslim Mosques are located in Canberra (3 hours from Tura Beach).
Tura Beach Country Club
Merimbula Pambula Bulldogs
Merimbula Diggers Australian Rules Football Club
Merimbula Grasshoppers Football Soccer Club
Merimbula Tennis Club
Merimbula Cricket Club
Merimbula District Netball Association
Merimbula Fishing, Boating and Camping
Sapphire Aquatic Centre
Social Media Groups
Tura Beach and Surrounding Areas Notice Board
Points of Interest
Situated just north of Merimbula on the coastal road to Tathra, Tura Beach enjoys a modern shopping centre, the quality Tura Beach Country Club with its 18 hole golf course as well as some wonderful beaches. If you prefer the arts, you might like to visit one of the many art galleries in the area including the lovely Boardwalk Art Gallery in Merimbula.
You can also enjoy a massage or some pampering at one of the many health and wellbeing facilities in the area or relax with a movie at the local cinema.