The suburb is surrounded by almost 5km of waterfront and being closely located to Wollongong and its beaches, Haywards Bay is close to a wide range of water activities and places to spend time with family and friends . Albion Park Bowling Club offers catering for all events – birthdays, corporate days and bucks parties. Non-bowlers are also encouraged to through programmes and social events. Albion Park Neighbourhood Association is at Community Centre Russell St, Albion Park NSW offering all sorts of programmes for all. Other attractions near Haywards Bay include Shellharbour City Stadium and C1 Speed Indoor Karting.
Pinocchio Pizza is fast food chain popular for Italian dishes. Ravensthorpe Guesthouse and Restaurant is a sophisticated restaurant with a sunroom, and afternoon tea is also available. Other amenities include landscaped gardens, a tennis court and an outdoor pool. Parking is free. Unanderra Thai Restaurant is very popular for offering unique and tasty Thai Cuisine. Other dining and take away options near Haywards include Tongarra Thai, Golden Century, Carlo’s Pizzeria, Pizza Hut Albion Park, Tullimbah Inn, Niu’s Kitchen and many more.
There are many shopping options available in the vicinity of Haywards Valley. Woolworths Albion Park offers daily needs. ALDI Albion Park Rail sells a range of grocery items, including produce, meat & dairy, at discount prices. Major shopping centres are available in Wollongong, Wollongong Central, offers a wide range of retail outlets to suit all needs and preferences.