Why Live in Dolphin Cove
Dolphin Cove is a suburb of Tura Beach, a township that is relatively new to the South Coast area. Tura Beach is a purpose-built community, around a 72 par golf-course designed by Michael Wolveridge and five times British Open winner Peter Thomson.
This housing estate began in the late seventies, early eighties and has established itself as a solid real estate contender to Merimbula, offering home owners affordable contemporary homes with magical coastal views.
Dolphin Cove is located five kilometres north of Merimbula and adjacent to the magnificent Bournda National Park, an area rich in local Aboriginal history. The Bournda area was severely logged and farmed last century and the park area is now a regenerating environment. European people began settling in the district in the 1830s. The park has a rich history of Aboriginal occupation. It was an important food gathering place and evidence of hunting and tool making have been found in coastal middens and old camp sites.
Real Estate & Design
The homes in Dolphin Cove are new and contemporary, developed in recent years to meet demand for affordable, relaxing seaside living. The land releases in the Dolphin Cove area have proved popular with second and third home owners looking to build their dream coastal property. There are large modern homes similar to that gracing the shores of the Sydney coastal suburbs.
Vacant blocks remain available for sale, although these are being purchased by savvy investors and home owners. Prices are extremely reasonable and city dwellers have recognised the potential of value priced land with views so close to the beach.
Dolphin Cove is only a minute away from Tura Beach’s shopping centres. Tura Beach is equipped with a shopping centre that accommodates a supermarket, butchers, a bakery, hairdressing, a liquor store, take-away food, pizza shop and the Tura Beach Tavern. Also located in Tura Beach is the workshop of the custom fishing rod building label 'HOTRODS - Perrie Thomas Custom Rods'. There is a Woolworths complex at the entrance to the town that is the host to our Tura Beach office, a pharmacy, an electrical goods store and a newsagency.
Sports & Fitness
Tura Beach is a long stretch of golden sand that just invites long walks by the ocean with or without the family dog. Beach fitness is offered by a number of local fitness enthusiasts for those seeking an activity a little more energetic. Club Sapphire (formerly Tura Beach Country Club) is the club with the million dollar views. Whether you are playing the course or relaxing in the club, the extensive views of the blue Pacific Ocean are your backdrop. Golf is a pleasure at Tura Beach. You will find yourself wandering among the natural beauty of Tura forest and its scenic waterways.
Distance from Cities & Transportation
Dolphin Cove is a short five minute drive from the popular coastal town of Merimbula and a half hour drive from Bega and Eden. Some bus services do operate within the area and full bus services are provided for school aged children.
Sydney and Melbourne are an approximate six hour car journey away, and Canberra is an approximate three hour car journey. Daily flights are available from both cities to the local Merimbula airport. Interstate bus operators offer bus services to Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra.
Bournda National Park is a 2,600 ha protected area established on 24 April 1992 and is managed by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. The craggy headland is viewable from Dolphin Cove. This area is rich in local Aboriginal history with an area close to lagoon recognised of special significance to Aboriginal women. Bournda Island separates Bournda and North Tura beaches, and is located between Tathra and Merimbula. The island is joined to the mainland by a tombola beach, which can be submerged by the tide to form a real island. Bournda Island is covered in low dune shrub vegetation species that are perched on top of the rocky island. Access to the island is at low tide from Bournda or North Tura beaches. Bournda Island can also be accessed from the Bournda Lagoon via Headland Track.
The island is exposed to the elements and provides stunning views along both beaches. The cave at the bottom of the island is interesting to explore when the surf conditions are safe.
Restaurants & Cafes
The Tura Beach Country Club offers restaurant dining most nights and is suitable for families. The local tavern also offers reasonably priced meals and is family friendly. There are limited take away options in Tura Beach however many Merimbula fast food options do home delivery to Dolphin Cove. For those who enjoy great coffee, Merimbula offers a great selection of cafes and restaurants with a wide international diversity.
Surrounded by Sapphire Coast seafoods, Merimbula's restaurants create their own style of flavours from fresh local produce. There are a choice of many restaurants and club bistros, all well respected for their excellent cuisine. Seafood is a specialty on many menus and if you love oysters, then you'll find none better than the Rock oysters found in the Merimbula-Pambula area.
Schools, Education & Institutions
Tura Beach school aged children currently attend the Merimbula state primary school or private schools in Bega or Eden. Secondary colleges are located in Bega and Eden with a private Catholic College in Pambula Beach.
A private Anglican primary school is reportedly due to be built in Tura Beach although construction on this has not begun. The Catholic primary school currently located in the Eden community is due to be relocated to the secondary campus in Pambula in 2012
- Suburb:Dolphin Cove
- Municipality:Bega Valley Shire Council