BERRY At A Glance
Berry, where the countryside meets the rugged coastline, is an elegant town with plenty of rustic charm. Heritage buildings, foodie hangouts and boutique shopping are just some of the drawcards. Berry’s beautiful homesteads, sweeping acreages and hobby farms also play to the nostalgic lifestyle for which this stylish town is renowned.
Country living on the coast and Berry’s rustic, yet elegant village.
If you can’t get a seat at Berry Woodfired Sourdough Bakery, then stop by Milkwood Bakery. It’s run by the same team.
Tourism has surpassed the once thriving timber cutting and dairy industries.
Characterised by its heritage buildings, rolling hills, green pastures and pristine coastline, Berry is a village with year-round appeal, embodying all the charm of country living, but with boutique, antique and designer stores that provide a sophisticated edge.
Queen Street is the main hub, brimming with eateries and cafés that people are talking about well beyond the bounds of the South Coast region. The bi-monthly markets bring local producers and artisans together and are supported by a strong local community.
Heritage buildings with wrought-iron balconies sprinkled throughout the town hint at a bygone era, and weatherboard cottages with fairy-tale gardens have a nostalgic ambience that plays into Berry’s rustic elegance.
The leafy streets of towering gum trees and jacarandas in the village give way to sturdy roads that meander through the countryside, connecting homesteads with sweeping acreages to the rugged coastline of Seven Mile Beach.
It is picturesque, quiet and utterly alluring, and locals love it this way. With dairy and timber industries dwindling, locals have taken to sharing all that’s beautiful about Berry with out-of-towners who come on weekends for a taste of the good life.
Whether your family has been in Berry for generations or you are new to the area, the local community is tight. Berry’s small community has it all – young families, empty nesters, farmers, professionals and creatives.
In more recent times, Berry has seen an influx of Sydneysiders moving to the area, attracted to the much slower rural lifestyle. And although things are quiet during the week, come the weekend the village is buzzing with tourists.
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SEVEN MILE BEACH NATIONAL PARK
Berry’s very own stretch of coastline and national parkland, Seven Mile Beach National Park is a popular haunt for surfers and four-wheel drive enthusiasts.
Rustically beautiful, Berry has a real charm with its foodie hangouts, art galleries, antiques, homewares and boutique stores.
Berry has rightfully claimed a spot on the state’s foodie scene. Its popular eateries and cafés serve wholesome food and delicious treats, think Donut Van, Berry Woodfired sourdough Bakery and Il Locale Gelato.
Berry once had a flourishing dairy and timber cutting industry, but as that has dwindled, locals have turned to hospitality and tourism – and they do it well. Picture-book homesteads and intimate cottages welcome visitors at farm stays and retreats.
Original cottages and heritage buildings have either been beautifully restored or have a weathered charm to them, especially on Albany, Victoria and Alfred Streets. Step away from Berry’s village and verdant acreage takes over.