PAGE 124 I LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE BEMM RIVER GIPSY POINT MALLACOOTA EDEN PAMBULA MERIMBULA TATHRA BEGA BERMAGUI Linger a while No matter where you stay in Merimbula, you’re bound to get a friendly welcome and hints and tips from your hosts who want to make your visit as pleasant and memorable as can be. BEACH CABINS Two kilometres out of town and just 200 metres from Short Point Beach, Beach Cabins Merimbula is nestled in park-like grounds and bushland, with a range of accommodation to suit most requirements and budgets. The extensive lawns are perfect to relax in the sun, kick a ball, throw a frisbee, fly a kite or just sit and watch the dolphins ride the waves. Children are well catered for with playgrounds complete with swings, flying fox, climbing equipment and a slide, a badminton/volleyball court and a solar heated pool. There are so many activities on site for the young or young at heart. SAPPHIRE WATERS Close to the centre of town, Sapphire Waters Motor Inn is only a short walk from the beach for swimming, surfing, diving and exploring. Each of the 29 spacious and comfortable rooms are cheerily decorated and amply furnished to ensure that you settle right in to a leisurely mood and enjoy a most relaxed holiday in Merimbula. The rooms are serviced daily by diligent and approachable staff members who are always happy to accommodate your needs. Take a room with a balcony and you’ll enjoy stunning views of the coast. Merimbula’s popular Fishpen Peninsula Merimbula’s Fishpen Peninsula has long been associated with holiday popularity and is so named for its interesting history. The Fishpen area was named for the local fishermen of the 1930s who netted salmon off the Merimbula beach. The fish would be ‘penned’ inside the lake, close to the causeway, before being transported to Sydney in the cool of the night. During Merimbula’s early years, locals and tourists could fish the Merimbula Lake area inside Fishpen, for a charge of a shilling for every fish caught. A viewing platform and shelter used by the fishermen to locate the fish schools remains on the north side of the lake, a historical building that can be accessed from the road prior to the Merimbula Wharf. WATERVIEW LUXURY APARTMENTS Situated on the Fishpen Peninsula, the Waterview Luxury and Penthouse Apartments are light filled, spacious and comfortable with feature full-length panoramic windows opening out to private balconies or patios to provide superb views. The space and elegance of the luxury top floor penthouses are second to none. They’re big and feature unparalleled views with truly gracious living areas, quality fittings, extra large private balconies with sun lounges, and an abundance of space and privacy. A solar heated saltwater pool is located on the first floor mezzanine area adjacent to a fantastically large entertainment area with twin barbecues. Water is never far away no matter where you stay in Merimbula.