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Five great South Coast beaches you can visit this weekend. No, really.

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With travel to the South Coast back on the cards, a road trip sounds like just the way to celebrate the end of lockdown!

Our world got pretty small for 10 weeks, but with vaccination rates in the ACT the best in the world (Yes, Canberra!), we can escape for some much-needed R&R. Here are five of the best beaches you can visit this weekend.

ACT residents can now travel freely for any reason within approved border postcodes without having to quarantine or complete an exemption form to return to ACT. ACT residents must abide by NSW Health Directions when in NSW, including the need to be fully vaccinated before you travel and check in where required. Information on Proof of Vaccination requirements for NSW can be found here.

Emily Miller Beach, South Durras

If you’re looking for seclusion, Emily Miller Beach should be top of your bucket list. Located inside the Murramarang National Park in South Durras, this beach boasts crystal clear waters and a rigid rocky outcrop through the centre.

The native wildlife are the true locals of this beach, perfect for photographers wanting to capture nature’s intimate moments.

Drive: 2 Hours 17 mins
Location: Emily Miller Beach, South Durras, NSW 

Shark Bay, Broulee

Despite the name, this is one of the calmest swimming spots in Broulee.

Shark Bay is popular amongst locals for its protection against waves, sandy bottom and outlook to Broulee Island.

If you’re looking for a safe place for your kids to swim, a relaxing float and picturesque views, Shark Bay is the perfect day trip.

Drive: 2 Hours 22 mins
Location: Shark Bay, 19 Harbour Drive, Broulee, NSW

Tuross Lake, Tuross Heads

Tuross Heads has long been a popular spot for Canberrans and there is a great reason why, as Tuross Lake offers the perfect day trip if you’re looking for a bit more activity.

Canoeing, kayaking, fishing and standup paddleboarding are just some of the activities locals enjoy on this lake. It’s also popular with animal lovers as you’re likely to see a wide variety of birdlife and kangaroos.

The Tuross township also has a variety of locally-owned shops and eateries including Tuross Boatshed & Cafe.

Drive: 2 Hours 37 Mins
Location: Tuross Head, NSW

Denhams Beach

A popular spot amongst locals and holiday goers, Denhams Beach is one of the closest to Canberra. Sheltered by a rocky headland and offering tranquil waters, it really encompasses everything needed for a no-fuss day trip.

Keep your eyes out for pods of dolphins that are often sighted from the beach.

Drive: 2 hours 9 mins
Location: Denhams Beach, NSW

Depot Beach

Backing onto the Murramarang National Park, this stretch of soft sandy goodness is charming to the eye and calming to the soul. The drive into the beach is a site of its own, as the long stretch of road lies between tall spotted gums.

You may not have the beach to yourself, however, as it has been noted that the local goanna population enjoy sunbaking on the shoreline too.

Drive: 2 hours 16 mins
Location: Depot Beach, NSW

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