Bateman’s Bay is an open oceanic embayment that is located in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia. The bay forms the mouth of the Clyde River and its primary outflow is to the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean. It has an estimated population of 8,000. On 22 April 1770, European explorer, Captain James Cook first sighted the bay when navigating his way around Australia on his ship.