Beaches & coastlines
Victoria has almost 2000 kilometres of coastline, which stretches from the South Australian border to the New South Wales border in the north-east corner of Victoria and fronts the Southern Ocean, Bass Strait and the Tasman Sea.
The Victorian coastline is always changing, due to weather, wind, waves, and tides. The landscape ranges from sand dunes, wetlands and heath land, to forests and woodland, sheer cliffs, rocky shores and sandy beaches.
National, state and coastal parks protect much of the coastline, with more than 20 marine parks and sanctuaries protecting the waters up to 5.5 kilometres offshore.
Drive one of the world's most iconic scenic touring routes, the Great Ocean Road, spanning 243 kilometres along the stunning coastline of Victoria.
One of Gippsland's highlights, Ninety Mile Beach is one of the longest and most beautiful stretches of sand in the world offering a wealth of activities.
Beaches by region
Crash into the waters of the peninsula's seemingly endless sandy bay inlets and rugged, wild surf beaches and feel a million miles from city life.
Relax in the summer sun on calm bay beaches across Melbourne from the popular swimming spots at St Kilda to the landmark bathing huts at Brighton.
Discover sheltered bay beaches and wild surf beaches, blowholes, caves and unusual rock formations with a beach to suit every kind of visitor.
Paddle, swim or surf in the crashing waves or take a relaxing stroll along the clean, golden sands of some of Australia's best beaches.