Merry Beach - the best kept secret...
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Okay all, I'm going to let you in on a great little secret. Merry beach is the place to visit if you're ever in the south coast of NSW. Just about 40 mins south of Ulladulla lies a most unspoilt belt of beaches, starting with my favourite, Merry beach.
Backing into national park, Merry beach has a permanent caravan park/camping ground, and you can also rent some very nice cabins for a few days and pamper yourself while enjoying the pristine nature around you. But that's not all, the national park houses thousands of kangaroos and hundreds of them have decided to come to the beach and visit the tourists. They are ever soooooooooooo cute! They hang around the beach and you can interact with them, although I wouldn't advise trying to touch them, they are wild.
The first time we went down to Merry beach, hubby and I were feeding the roos until the main male of the whole mob approached hubby. Well, standing up this roo was about 3 metres high and hubby did all but hand him his wallet Boy, this roo was scary! He didn't hurt us, but boy he's got big claws. So we handed over all our bread and ran away. Luckily, you don't always get the main male in the mob, mostly you get the small roos and wallabies and mother roos with joeys in their pouch. They are so cute!
And at night you get the possums and their babies coming to get food off the cabins.
Anyway, Merry beach is a magical place where one can enjoy mile after mile of unspoilt beaches and bushwalking, where roos are friendly, where you can walk to a lonely beaches through the bush and not see another person for miles, where you can see whales swimming around at certain times of year, and where you can see lots of native animals in their natural habitat.
Great place to visit with the kids, just watch out that a roo doesn't put them in their pouch and skip away with them.
Accommodation: http://www.merrybeachcaravanpark.com.au/ Here you can find luxury cabins, caravans or simply rent a space to put your own tent on.