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“Pebbly Beach Holiday Cabins”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pebbly Beach

Pebbly Beach
Ranked #9 of 99 things to do in Shoalhaven
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Pebbly Beach Holiday Cabins”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

The Pebbly Beach Holiday Cabins offer about the most remote cabin experience in driving distance from Sydney. We took the train to North Wollongong, rented a car at Thrifty Car Rental from manager Bill (exceptional human being). Drove the other 3 hrs...

Yvonne and Stuart McFarlane are the hosts, and this is their website: http://www.pebblybeach.com.au/.

Only ten cabins, plus theirs and another one (caretaker) and that's it... and then the two mobs of kangaroos, goanna lizards, birds, possums and serene beach/forest valley like a scene from a dream.

One word: EPIC. Epic people, epic place they run, epic critters, and from my VERY limited kangaroo knowledge/experience, some pretty tame and lovable creatures. Check out our movie, too, on youtube, simply called "Pebbly Beach, Australia". A lovely place and the cabins are so clean, so well-maintained, comfy, great views, was only 125/night, and a magical location that I truly hope to return to one day. The McFarlanes are OUTSTANDING. Cheers, Yvonne and Stuart.

Visited February 2013
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“Well worth a slight detour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Well worth the short detour off Princess Highway. Lovely drive through the forest and a stunning bay at the end. Not much there apart from toilets and a few cabins, and they charge you $7, but the beach and location are superb. Not sure why they call it pebbly beach, as the sand is fine and white??? We would have liked to have stayed a few nights here. Loved it.

Visited January 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Do not miss this!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

If you are driving up (or down) the coast along the Grand Pacific Drive near Batemans Bay, take the small side road (Mt Agony towards Depot Beach/Durras North --> Pebbly Beach Rd) to Pebbly Beach. It is a gem, almost free, and takes very little time!

Not only is the beach beautiful, it has perfect sand--soft but not powdery enough to get everywhere. You can see gorgeous beaches many places around here, though, so the real attraction here are the lovely friendly kangaroos! They even let you pet them if you approach them slowly, they are very soft. As soon as we came down the beach to the grassy area to the left, one came bounding up to us for the perfect photo op. Don't feed them as they get sick from human food, though, and be careful as they can get aggressive (so we were warned, but they were very docile to us).

We also saw many colorful lorikeets on the way out.

Parking is $7 in coins. Very worth it!

Visited August 2012
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“Children will love the experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

We enjoyed the drive through the National Park to get to the beach.
Our three children loved spotting all the kangaroos and then slowly approaching them .
They were able to pat them, even mothers with joeys. It is amazing to see these beautiful animals on a beautiful beach as a backdrop to them.

Visited January 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“best beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2012

great trip there, a wonderful beach and views and so special, white sand, rocks, surf and calm, magic

Visited February 2012
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