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Hyams Beach
New South Wales
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Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay NSW
Hyams Beach is located in New South Wales
Hyams Beach
Hyams Beach
Location in New South Wales
Population 112 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2540
LGA(s) City of Shoalhaven
Region South Coast
County St Vincent
Parish Bherwerre
State electorate(s) South Coast
Federal Division(s) Gilmore
Localities around Hyams Beach:
Erowal Bay Vincentia Jervis Bay
Wrights Beach Hyams Beach Jervis Bay
Jervis Bay Territory Jervis Bay Territory Jervis Bay Territory

Hyams Beach is a seaside village in the City of Shoalhaven, New South Wales, Australia, on the shores of Jervis Bay. At the 2016 census, it had a population of 112. The village, 180 km south of Sydney, is bordered by two beaches, Chinaman's Beach to the north and Seaman's Beach (sometimes referred to as "Sailors Beach") to the south, with Hyams Beach being in the centre. A seaside resort, its beach is known for having turquoise/aqua-coloured waters and fine, squeaky, brilliantly white sand that's composed of pure quartz.


Hyams Beach lies southwest of the bay.

In the 2016 Australian census, Hyams Beach appeared to be wealthy for a beach resort with 20% of its inhabitants earning more than $3000 a week, 90% owning their home and with 93% of the houses having three or four bedrooms.

  • 80.4% of 112 people living in Hyams Beach were born in Australia. The other responses for country of birth were England 8.8%, South Africa 3.9% and New Zealand 2.9%.
  • The most common ancestries were English 31.7%, Scottish 19.0%, Irish 18.3%, Australian 16.2% and German 5.6%.
  • The most common responses for religion were No Religion, so described 30.1%, Anglican 25.2%, Catholic 20.4%, Jehovah's Witnesses 5.8% and Secular Beliefs 5.8%.
  • 96.1% of people only spoke English at home. The only other response for language spoken at home was Afrikaans 3.9%.
  • 70.5% were married and 7.4% were either divorced or separated.
  • Of occupied private dwellings, 100.0% were separate houses.

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