Situated on the coast, Sussex Inlet village is actually an island, which forms part of the Inlet to St Georges Basin from Wreck Bay in the Tasman Sea. The Island is connected by two bridges and there is only one road into the village which is a leisurely 15 minute drive from the Princes Highway. The road to Sussex Inlet is well signposted on the highway and is named the Sussex Inlet Road. Sussex Inlet District comprises the villages of Sussex Inlet, South Sussex, Berrara, Cudmirrah, Swanhaven and Badgee.
For fun on the water, hire boats, kayaks or stand-up paddle boards, you can also hire fishing rods and bicycles. The great year-round fishing that’s available in the basin, inlet and ocean is celebrated at the Sussex Inlet Annual Family Fishing Carnival in July. The entrance to Sussex Inlet is made up of little beaches, with excellent surfing spots nearby. You can learn to surf or go bushwalking and cycling in the neighbouring Conjola National Park.
A wonderful coastal escape, Sussex Inlet is around three hours’ drive south from Sydney or east from Canberra. You’ll find a range of accommodation options that suit various budgets, including motels, caravan parks and holiday homes. Many offer enchanting water views or even a jetty in the backyard.
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Originally settled in 1880, Sussex Inlet has grown from a small holiday village into a well-equipped community.
Much of the town is built around a system of tidal canals, offering water panoramas and easy access for boating enthusiasts.
There are ocean beaches just to the south and the broad expanse of St Georges Basin to the north.
Berrara is a secluded coastal village that is lucky enough to be host to some of the best swimming water and beach fishing on the south coast.
There is a surf beach as well as a tidal lagoon for swimming and water sports.
Down on the Inlet is South Sussex which leads to the entrance to the ocean. You will find Marine Rescue, caravan parks, cafes, marina and a boat ramp. A little further along is the Lions Park with a jetty and dump station for RV’s.
Just around the corner is Pacificana Drive which will take you to Cudmirrah Beach, also known as Sussex Beach, the beach is patrolled during holiday season.