Sanctuary Point, NSW 2540

4.3(6 reviews)

Ranked 5th best suburb by locals in Illawarra Region, NSW

Great for

  • Clean & green
  • Peace and quiet
  • Neighbourly spirit
  • Safe and sound
  • Pest-free

Not great for

  • Eating out
  • Nightlife

Who lives here?

  • Families With Kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Country Lovers

Reviews of Sanctuary Point, NSW

17th February 2022

"Paradise surrounded by beauty"

Heart of Shoalhaven. So central to beautiful national parks, huskinson and Vincentia.
Peaceful location with many birds and kangaroos. Lovely golf course.
This area is still a hidden secret unlike Vincentia.
It’s 10 mins to Vincentia and hyams beach. Unlike those locations it’s quiet and nice to escape from the crowds.

Just need a few good restaurants & coffee shops .

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
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22nd November 2020

"Updated 2020 review"

Hi guys I just want to tell you that people have definitely exaggerated the crime here as I moved from Sydney to sanctuary point I’m 39 and I’m always out and about, coming home late etc I feel so safe here whereas I never felt safe in Sydney most of the population is retired people then young families so common sense where would the crime be coming from. The dynamics of the area have changed as the streets that people considered dodgy have been knocked down for new estates. Even the old houses and streets are fine. I’m living proof not just bs. The only bad thing is shops shit early but there are other areas close by where you can get something if you miss out also public transport is not the best but there is a bus that does the loop of all the nearby suburbs.

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"Friendly and beautiful"

We moved here about 3 months ago without knowing very much about the place. We have been warmly welcomed by a great community. We love the place - being 5-10 minutes from basin or Bay beaches is a dream come true. Public transport is abysmal and the shops are basic but there is Vincentia 10 minutes away with most shopping needs met there, everything else is in Nowra or Ulladulla, both about 30 minutes away.
There is a wonderful range of housing from little beach cottages to big new brick houses, giving the place a fascinating character.
I am completely in love with this area.

Great for

  • Convenient
  • Stunning environment
  • Friendly people

Not great for

  • Lack of public transport

Who lives here?

  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • LGBT+
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
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"What more is there to ask for"

Green, Peaceful, surrounded by parks, lakes, beaches, bush and mountains. No stop lights, no hassles, no pollution...... what more could you ask for?

Not great for

  • Not many resaraunts immediately close but several nearby
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"Great place for almost everything!!"

My Wife and I have found Sanctuary Point to be a great place, we really enjoy taking the dog for a walk through a the rain forest that runs along the waters edge from Palm Beach to Paradise Beach. From the town there is great access to sports and clubs, Mountain biking is my favourite and I enjoy the access the town has to plenty of tracks including a state level Downhill track, it also has a great Bike shop which caters for all types of riders. I am looking forward to the big shopping centre opening only 5 minutes away it will have 50 specialty stores and major supermarkets, it will also provide many jobs for the area as will expanding industry and the jail that is set to open shortly near the town. Living here we have access to personel training in the style of crossfit and kettlebells and really enjoy being fit so we can get out and enjoy the full extent of the area and after a day of enjoyment in the outdoors we love going to the large range of restaurants many of which have great views and award winning foods.

Who lives here?

  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Rentals in Sanctuary Point

"A great place for families of all ages"

Surrounded by water with fishing and boating facilities in abundance. Good country club that provides for the Golfer and Lawn bowler and those that like Thai/Chinese/Australian food. Suburb has everything with a large doctors surgery, library, local social centre, good regional shops and cafe's. Housing is affordable and caters for a range of tastes and needs. Safe environment for all ages. Major hospital only twenty minutes away in Nowra. New shopping centre to be built this year (2010) which will have an Aldi, Big W, Woolworths and fifty speciality shops only five minutes away by car.

Who lives here?

  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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LaurieWeise
LaurieWeise

It's 2014 now and still no shopping centre, only ice/meth junkies after dark, please don't go out of a night, or once it is dark. Feral little white racists will bash and rob you, some have even been stabbed.

ChloeC

We are moving to Sanctuary Point very soon, your comment has made me quite nervous. Is it the crime rate bad everywhere else too?

ChloeC

Laurie, we are moving to Sanctuary Point very soon. Your comment has made me quite nervous!! Are you able to elaborate on the crime rate? What we should look out for?

JennyA

Chloe, did you make the move? I am looking at moving to Sanctuary Point and would like a more recent perspective

ChloeC

made the move but only temporarily. The time that we spent there was lovely, there are some dodgey areas but if you navigate towards the newer estates you won't have an issue.

dianel
dianel

Ive lived here 3 yrs and find it delightful we are near Palm Beach and Greville Corner Store and think its the best area, so peaceful, we love it.We heard stories before we moved but they were unfounded believe me,hope that helps you make a decision btw we were told not to buy too close to local shops as was rowdy at holiday times .

toddh5

I'm moving my family to sanctuary soon and just wondering if sanctuary point public school is a nice school

dianel
dianel

Great school with excellent teachers I was told

toddh5

Thanks for that

paulinel2

I'm thinking of buying in Sanctuary Point from Tassie and wondered what the average temperatures would be in the summer? Would it be cooler than Sydney?

tomm19

Hi there. Just wondering if there are any current (May 2019) comments on how things are at Sanctuary Point now. With crime and in general. Im considering retiring to the area.

michaell44

I too would like some up to date comments about living at sanctuary point. Ive been told that some parts are better than others. What are considered the good and bad parts of sanctuary point.

Bad Wolf

It is getting better and better especially after brand new police station built at sanctuary point. Cctv near local shops and part of school. Nature is the winning point in this area. Clean air and great beaches. Drive by car 2-3 hours from sydney/airport. Great schools and childcare. Down part is cannot rely on public transportation, car is a must in my opinion. I have been living in sanctuary point for about 7-8 years. I see how this area has been improved and I think it needs better facilities for young people, maybe like sport centre (indoor basketball, badminton, soccer, etc). Great for young family, eldery, professional. Job is ok to find here as long as you have license and registered car and willing to find it or ask around.

josephine-c

Moved to Sanctuary Point 2006 as a single lady in 50s. I have been very happy here lived in different areas of Sanctuary Point.
There were a few cases of drug houses when I came here, but has been cleaned up now. There is now a new Police Station near the main shops, this has helped.
There are plans for the shopping centre to be rebuilt and improved so opens up like a mall.
The shops are sufficient for goods and produce. Shop similar to Reject shop. Top butcher, BWS. Chinese, great fish and chips, IGA, real estate x 3, Florist, great bakeries x 2, op shop, Bendigo bank, chemist, Pizza, PO, Ultra Sound, physio, +.
The Country Club is quite modern and has a variety of foods, entertainment, lawn bowls, tennis, Great golf Course plus smaller sub clubs within the mother club.
There is also Vincentia Golf Club which the club acquired.
Both these golf courses are surrounded by bush and trees, the wild life is prolific.
Footie fields.
Jervis Bay is so beautiful with several boat ramp access.
The Basin is a large body of water also with boat access. The fishing is phenomenal.
Plenty of bush walks and a pathway for walking from here to Vincentia. Then continues along Bay to Huskisson. Beautiful beaches. Also have surf beaches close by.
The housing situation is good with new housing being built. Prices vary but can still buy under $500,000 including other suburbs close by. 2 homes for older Australians with own accommodation and nursing home facilities attached.
Service station and mechanic.
A car is needed in this area as there is limited transport, a bus does a loop run around Sanctuary Point to Nowra. The bus stops at Vincentia Marketplace which is a large shopping mall with Aldis and Woolworths food shops an award winning chemist, pathology, optometrist, bakery , cafes etc.
Sanctuary Point is 20 to 30 minutes south of Nowra.
Great primary school in Sanctuary Point and high school at Vincentia serviced by school buses.
Great for families, professionals etc .
I absolutely love this place, its a paradise. Plenty of fishing spots, prawning. Lovely people. Simply the best. I had better stop now singing its praises.
Well run gym and swimming centre with 2 pools for older and youngsters, swimming classes, coffee shop.

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