At the southern end of Seven Mile Beach, at the mouth of the Shoalhaven River, Shoalhaven Heads, which grew around a collection of fishing shacks, is a delightful and popular retirement and resort haven.
There are fish to be caught in the river and from the ocean, while the patrolled beach beckons both swimmers and surfers.
There is a golf course and tennis courts and the swimming pool opens from October to Easter. Kites adorn the skies on the first Sunday of each month as members of Shoalhaven Heads Kite Club test the winds.
In 1797, the famed explorer George Bass, sailed off Seven Mile Beach and crossed the shoals at the entrance to the Shoalhaven River. He was later very complimentary of the fertile river flats and named the mouth of river 'Shoals Haven'.