Sails Suggested Attractions & Natural Wonders In Merimbula, Pambula and Surrounds

Merimbula and surrounds has much to offer residents and visitors alike. At Sails Real Estate we could write a book about all the attractions, natural wonders and eateries in the district. When people visit this area they so often want to live here and call into the Sails office to enquire about houses for sale and holiday apartment investment opportunities. We also become a bit of a tourist advisor as they ask us about attractions, where to eat and the best places to visit. In this blog we will limit ourselves to a few select suggestions to get you started.


Fabulous Food


Wheelers charming restaurant specialises in seafood, and fresh oysters. Situated opposite the Merimbula Pambula Golf Course you will always find fresh, tasty seafood dishes to delight the palate, often accompanied by live music on the grand piano. If you’re going casual, you can grab fresh takeaway fish and chips and oysters.



This trendy, new café is a welcome addition to Merimbula’s thriving food scene. Situated in the plaza, off Market Street, serving all day breakfast. The vivacious staff and inviting menu have already made this a favourite amongst locals. The Pepita Crusted Avo and Brownie Bites are a must try!



Rockpool Café:

Relax in the Rockpool Café, situated in Club Sapphire, 119 Main Street. The cafe not only looks on trend, but has a fabulous choice of modern dishes. With frequent, live music, this is a great venue to catch up with friends and indulge in a cocktail or craft beer after barefoot bowls.


Dulcie’s Cottage:

Another welcome addition to the scene in Merimbula, Dulcie’s specialises in burgers made in a caravan kitchen and boasts an exceptional bar. By day and early evening it is a pleasant hang out with a shaded outdoor area and atmospheric interior, by night it’s a fun New York style bar. Situated at 60 Main Street, and staging live music on Sundays during summer.



Swimming Spots

Bar Beach, Merimbula

Bar Beach:

Best beach in Merimbula! Spectacular views and a safe swimming spot for the whole family, it is often protected from prevailing winds. During summer the Beach Kiosk serves healthy, tasty meals, drinks and coffee or bring along your own food and cook on the supplied Bar B Q facilities. Showers and toilets, tables & benches. Situated in Bar Beach Rd, off Lake Street.


Lions Beach:

If you’re a pooch lover this is the best beach for you. Situated between the Pambula river mouth and surf beach, it can be reached through the Lions Park in Coraki Drive, Pambula. The park has Bar B Q facilities, showers and toilets, tables & benches.  A great day’s outing with your best friend.


Surf Beaches:

Short Point, Merimbula

If you love to surf you’re sure to catch a wave at either Main Beach or Short Point in Merimbula. The sand bank just off Bar Beach makes for a long break and differing conditions can also produce surf coming onto Main Beach, situated on the Fishpen area. Wind down afterwards at Cranky’s Café just over the road. Short Point has fabulous views and relaxing chaises on the grassed area, a dog off leach walking track to the headland and a long surf beach. Situated at the end of Short Point Road.



Wonderful Walks

Green Cape Lighthouse

Rotary Walk:

Starts at Rotary Park, adjacent to Spencer Park in Lake Street, Merimbula.

Shaded, challenging in parts, with glimpses of spectacular water views throughout, this is a pleasant trek between two beautiful spots at either end, Spencer Park and Bar Beach.


Long Point:

Starts at corner of Cliff & Tasman Streets, Merimbula, from the carpark.

A peaceful 2km return walk through National Park to a viewing platform, perfect for whale watching and with spectacular views of the coast.


Light to Light:

This famous walk is south of Merimbula, past Eden. Starts at Boyd’s Tower. Take Edrom Road, off Princes Highway.

With stunning views, this is a three day, 30 km walk or you can do shorter walks in sections. All the way to Green Cape Lighthouse, the walk encompasses views that are stunning, with ever-changing scenery. Stop for a swim and spot some seals, whales and birdlife.


Tathra Coastline Walk:

Tathra is north of Merimbula, take Sapphire Drive. Follow the signs to Kianniny Bay as you enter Tathra. The walk is accessed at the end of Kianinny Park.

A moderate to hard 1 hour return walk with spectacular coastal views, it takes you to Tathra Wharf. After your walk, drive down the hill to the town centre for cafes and surf beach.

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