Gymea Bay Community Guide and Business Directory

Welcome to Gymea Bay

 

Location

Gymea Bay is a suburb in southern Sydney, located 27 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of  the Sutherland Shire. The post code is 2227, which it shares with the adjacent suburb of Gymea.

Gymea Bay takes its name from the small bay on the north shore of the Port Hacking estuary (also known as the Port Hacking River). The suburb's extremities are defined by Forest Road on the northeast, Avenel Road on the north, Dents Creek on the west, and the waters of  North West Arm and the bay itself to the south. The area is characterised by large amounts of verdant bushland. However, since the 1990s invasions of feral deer from the Royal National Park have begun to negatively affect the ground cover underneath the tree canopy.

Commercial

Gymea Bay is mostly residential, with a small group of shops located in Gymea Bay Road. The suburb's needs are principally served by shops in neighbouring suburbs, especially Gymea and Miranda.

Schools (See Detailed List of Schools in The Shire)

The suburb is home to a public primary school, Gymea Bay Public School.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recreation

Gymea Bay is home to the heritage-listed Gymea Bay Baths, off Ellesmere Road. Gymea Bay Swimming Club have been using the baths for over 40 years. The bay and Port Hacking estuary are used extensively for water sports such as wakeboarding and water skiing.

History

The bay, the suburb and the adjacent suburb of Gymea, were named after the Gymea Lily Doryanthes excelsa, a 6m tall perennial that is prevalent in the area. It was named by the local Eora people and became the inspiration for the suburb's name, by government surveyor W.A.B. Geaves in 1855. The Gymea Lily has been adopted as a symbol of the area and features on the crest of many local organisations. Development in the area has eradicated most of these lilies but some can still be found, a few kilometres south in the Royal National Park.

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