The Shoalhaven region is a majestic stretch of coastline endowed with beaches, bays, interesting country towns and many natural attractions. Friendly people, a laid-back way of life, bountiful fresh produce and rich local culture combined with its many idyllic natural attractions make the Shoalhaven an irresistible holiday destination. Bordered by the mountains, coastal plains and 109 magnificent beaches, and host some of the most spectacular waterways in the world. The Shoalhaven is an easy drive from Sydney or Canberra. And from many of the coastal villages, well-mapped scenic drives take in open expanses of pastureland, reserve forests and stunning beaches -- plus you're never too far from a great café or picturesque picnic spot.