The small south coast town of Broulee hosts a lovely point-to-point 1.4km ocean swim from the south side of Broulee Island, north around the headland to the breakers of Broulee Beach. There is also a 500m swim for those looking for a shorter-distance challenge.
Swim categories start at U16 and U20, then 10-year age groups to Over 80, with fastest age-group swimmers winning $100 in prizemoney. Swimming in flippers has its own category for all ages. For the Open swimmers, there is good prize money on offer, with $400 for 1st, $150 for second and $100 for third.
Senior swim entry includes a souvenir t-shirt.
Situated 20 kilometres south of Batemans Bay, Broulee is a long sweeping beach protected by Broulee Island.
Plan to spend the whole weekend in the Eurobodalla region - a lush playground of ocean, river, forest and farmland - which stretches from South Durras to Tilba Tilba in the south.
The 1.4km Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim commences in the quiet waters of Shark Bay on Broulee Island with the course rounding the headland to South Broulee Beach with a surf beach exit.
The 500m swim commences on South Broulee and is an out and back course and exit on the surf beach.
The Broulee Island Nature Reserve is connected to the mainland by a permanent sandbar and you can walk across this land bridge from the south end of Broulee Beach and enjoy spectacular marine scenery, vibrant native plants and marine birdlife.
Make a weekend of it in the Eurobodalla region – which stretches from South Durras to Tilba Tilba in the south. Dive into ocean-washed towns like Batemans Bay, Broulee, Narooma, Moruya (and the local granite mines that were used to build the Sydney Harbour Bridge) and Central Tilba, pick up some of NSW’s best seafood and artisanal produce direct from makers, follow ancient Aboriginal songlines to feel a deep connection to the land or just find a stretch of beach of your very own.
Travel by car is 2 1/2 hours from Canberra, just under 3-hours from Wollongong and 4-hours from Sydney.
These small-town swims rarely have parking issues - you'll be right.
Senior entry (15+) in 1.4km swim includes swim cap, souvenir t-shirt.
Note: There are no late or on-the-day entries.
Broulee, New South Wales, Australia
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