Tura Beach is a long wide beach that is accessible from a number of places in the suburb of Tura Beach, just 5 minutes North of Merimbula. Tura is not a patrolled beach and often has rough conditions and rips, so swimming is not advised, but it is a perfect place for a long walk on the beach, a game of cricket or some sun baking. Some days you can have the whole beach to yourself.
Bournda Lagoon is located in the Bourdna National Park on Sapphire Coast Drive about half way between Merimbula and Tathra. Access is via a dirt road but suitable for cars and fees are charged for entry in to the park. When you arrive you will find a large salt water lagoon that opens on to North Tura beach and Bournda Island. The lagoon is perfect for kayking and fishing, or just escaping the busy beaches.
Wallagot Lake is in Bournda National Park and is a large salt water lake which only opens to the sea occasionally. The Wallagot Lake Sailing club runs regular sailing events on the lake and it is also suitable for Water skiing and fishing with easy access via the boat ramp. There is a grassy picnic area just outside the boat club, so you can sit and enjoy the view.
This is one of the areas best kept secrets, the one that only the locals know about. Wallagot Gap Beach is accessable through Wallagot Lake via dirt road, past the boat club. The short walk from the car park to the beach through won't prepare you for the beauty you are about to experience, your own personal beach. The sea has cut a path through the imposing headland to create a sandy oasis about 50 metres wide.