Barlings Beach/ Tomakin is a lovely and quite seaside town almost right in the middle between Batemans Bay and Moruya.
Barlings beach is less than 400m from your front door. It is great beach with reasonable surf which is time share pet friendly. If you want something more suited to the young children, then check out Tomakin cove, about 100m to the right of Barlings. This little cove is sheltered, quite shallow and has no waves, perfect for kids.
Another 2 minute walk further to the right and you come across Tomakin Beach, middle ground when it comes to surf. Tomakin is a pet friendly beach all year round. It is a large beach with both shallow calm areas and some areas with mild waves for a bit of boogie boarding. It stretches for some distance right round to the Tomago river, which is also a great place to float around and be carried up or down the tidal river.
For night out, the Tomakin Sports and Recreation club is less than a 10 minute walk from the house and great food, drinks and activities at great prices. They even have a family BBQ area which you can cook your own meat while the kids play and mum and day enjoy a drink from the club.
Feel like a day away from the lovely beaches, you can always visit Mogo only a 5 min drive where you will find the remarkable Mogo Zoo, the Gold Rush Village and many little boutique arts and crafts shops.
Saturday mornings is market day at Moruya. Visit the stalls along the river inlet for locally made products and produce with local eateries. It is also home to the farmers market on Tuesdays from 3 PM, where you will find amazing locally grown/farmed or caught produce (get there early, they sell out fast!).
For all your supermarket needs, the local IGA is only 1.5km away and has just about everything you need with fresh fruit and veg, meat, dairy, grocery needs and normal supermarket prices. It also has a reasonable sized bottle shop. For Google map directions, just click here.
And of course there is always Batemans Bay for shopping, cinemas and lots of dining options.