Tranquil Venus Bay is the ultimate holiday destination.
Incredibly popular with locals, Venus Bay – with its island dotted bay on one side and rugged clifftops on the other – is a favourite holiday destination for generations of people.
The calm bay is excellent for water activities like water skiing, wakeboarding, knee-boarding, kayaking and swimming, as well as a reliable place to catch a feed. Anchor near the sandbar and swim away from the beach, or visit Fox Island and search for cockles.
Out ‘the back’ is a stretch of rugged coastline with white sandy beaches, some of which are accessible by those in the know. The Needle Eye – a cliff with a large hole through it – can be seen from the top of the cliffs, or you can follow the walking trail around the Point.
If you’re looking for some waves to splash around in, further out of town you can find a beach named Rincon at the end of a very bumpy track (4WD required).
And if you didn’t have any luck on the water? Stop by the General Store or the Caravan Park Kiosk and order fish and chips, or head around to the Port Kenny Hotel for dinner.
Some people (who will go unnamed) think Venus Bay is the best place in the whole world – pay a visit and find out for yourself!
Things To Do
Get on the water
The calm of the bay makes this an excellent place for all sorts of activities, especially in the morning. If you’re learning to do some kind of water activity behind a boat – or if you want to learn – it’s a great place to learn. The islands and sandbar are also close enough to kayak to from the beach!
Explore the sand hills
A favourite amongst kids, the sand hills around the town offer some great spots for sandboarding (and make some pretty great cubby houses) as well as being home to some of the local wildlife – it’s not uncommon to see a kangaroo hopping about the place!
Take a cliff top walk
There are trails to follow, but it’s worth heading up ‘the back’ even if you just park the car and sit on the bonnet. The coastline is beautiful, and the fresh sea breeze will revitalise even the most tired.
Enjoy something yummy at one of the local spots
Whether it’s the veranda at the General Store or the deck at the Kiosk, there’s nothing more relaxing than watching a sea view and having someone else do the cooking. You can also buy bait, ice and other necessary items.
South Head Walking Trail
Follow the trail around the clifftops and look out for frolicking dolphins in the bay entrance. The second half of the trail will also take you along some epic clifftops – if the weather’s wild, you might even get wet from the spray as the waves crash into the rock!
The Needle Eye
You won’t find it hard to spot which cliff is the ‘needle eye’ – it’s pretty obvious! The hole goes right through the cliff to the beach on the other side, though the best place to view it is near the car park space.