6.6 out of 10

Batemans Bay

-35.7192307978858 150.19324637881
Great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists


4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
Mar 19, 2021

"Beautiful place to live"

We moved to Surfside on day the fires started, December 2019, we thought what have we done? Well it is 15 months later and we have enjoyed living in our new home. It is in a culdesac and all people in street own their homes. It is lovely to walk 7 minutes to the beach or a quick 30 minute walk into town to Batemans Bay. Yes we are a regional area, so shops are not as great as in the city areas, but we have many shops, what we are lacking which is only a small minority, you can buy online instead, although we like to support Batemans Bay shops. There is a great walking/bike riding track from Batemans Bay very good for everyone to enjoy. Transport well no trains but there are very good bus services going from Batemans Bay to closest rail link or to Central Station daily. Batemans Bay has much to offer. Also a local bus service to all Batemans Bay areas. A lot of the reviews I read were very old this is from March 2021. All the businesses are great and living so close to shops and business area, is also something we are not used to. How lovely it is to live in such a special area as Batemans Bay. There is a hospital in BB and one in Moruya, anything really serious you may have visit Canberra or Sydney. There are medical centres that take new patients if other doctor offices are full up. There are quite a few schools and we have only seen very happy and helpful people since living in this lovely part of the world. We have seen all aged groups living in this area. Wherever we visit it is green and clean, the businesses are very professional, there are plenty of places to eat out, just walk around town you will see many. We see lots of families enjoying all different beach and park areas. Batemans Bay is quite clean, a lot of the locals work hard to keep things looking good by picking up litter they see. The big problem is trolleys dumped around town or the local areas. I am always reporting this to shops but it keeps happening. It would be lovely if people would return their trolleys to the shops they were borrowed from to keep our town looking tip top for all to enjoy. You may here about some things on news but our local Police seem to do a good job in keeping Batemans Bay safe and sound for all.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5

"Good Natured Folk but Chatterboxes"

Stunning natural beauty not appreciated by locals and the local Council. Nearby hills scarred by cleared areas for electricity pylons and service stations built in wrong places (previous nature reserves). It's a tatty place but has its own charm in that it still retains a old fishing village atmosphere. With sophisticated planning vision it could be made the Riviera (sic?) of the NSW far South Coast.
  • Natural beauty, especially the estuary, ocean.
  • Overblessed with supermarkets and big tradies stores
  • Easy parking
  • retirees (talk too much)
  • terrible traffic congestion in holiday periods
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers

"Batemans Bay - Great Holiday Destination"

A leisurely 4 hours drive south of Sydney Batemans Bay is at the mouth of the Clyde River. Batemans Bay has safe beaches for all the family yet not far away surfer can enjoy catching the waves. Snorkelling and diving are popular pastimes as if fishing with your choice of estuary, beach, rock or boat. The Clyde River oysters are enjoyed worldwide and have a good reputation. Accommodation is plentiful at local motels and caravan part as well several well known resorts. There is a friendly atmosphere to the town with good shopping facilities. Apart from beaches and water sports, the town of Mogo is only 5 mins down the road. Here you can enjoy quaint little shops, historical artefacts and a visit to the Mogo Zoo or Dinosaur Museum. There is also a Gold Mining display where you can pan for gold.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

Unranked Streets in Batemans Bay

Beach Road

-35.7192870571 150.1903683765

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