Get ready to discover some of Victoria's most spectacular and pristine unspoilt beaches. Surf the fabulous waves at Venus Bay or Sandy Point. Paddle in the shallow rock pools at Walkerville, or take a walk along the magnificent Ninety Mile beach.

South Gippsland

Venus Bay
Powerful tides entice surfers throughout the year and are frequented by swimmers. Not for the faint-hearted − always swim between the flags. Patrolled by lifesavers in summer months.

Famous for its historic lime kilns, Walkerville has rock pools and little sandy coves to explore. Enjoy walking, fishing, or simply relaxing. Surf lifesavers do not patrol this beach.

Low-key beaches and foreshore reserve, popular for picnics and fishing. Inverloch surf beach is patrolled by surf lifesavers in the summer months; the inlet beaches are not patrolled.

Sandy Point
Safe surf beach framed by the majestic mountains of the Prom. Ideal conditions for windsurfers. Patrolled by lifesavers in summer months.

Port Welshpool
Shallow waters and sandy beach make Port Welshpool an ideal spot for young children. Surf lifesavers do not operate at this beach.

Cape Paterson
Popular, safe beach for swimming and surfing, with fishing off the rocks. Patrolled by surf lifesavers in summer months.

Wilsons Promontory
The west coast of the Prom features a number of beautiful beaches, most of which can be reached with a short walk. As coastal dunes are fragile environments, it is recommended you keep to the walking track.

Norman Bay
With multiple access points, Norman Bay beach is the safest beach for swimming near Wilsons Prom. Surfers should keep to south of Ramp 5 to protect swimmers. Access from second ramp at Norman Bay beach car park at Tidal River. Surf lifesavers patrol this beach in summer.

Squeaky Beach
Rounded grains of quartz on Squeaky Beach make a squeaking sound when you walk in the dry sand − hence its name. Rock formations at the north end of the beach create a maze of passages for exploration. Access from Squeaky Beach car park. Surf lifesavers do not patrol this beach.

Picnic Bay Beach
A steep track leads down to this beach, which has rock formations at both ends offering a range of rock pool habitats to explore. A viewing platform is located near the car park. Access from the Picnic Bay car park or from the walking track at Squeaky Beach car park. Surf lifesavers do not patrol this beach.

Whisky Bay Beach
Small sheltered beach with rock formations at both ends. The access track passes through a gully and follows a small creek before passing over a sand dune to the beach. Access from the Whisky Bay car park or via the Picnic Point track at the north of Picnic Bay. Surf lifesavers do not patrol this beach.

Shallow Inlet
Sheltered waters provide a secluded and peaceful setting for a wide range of water-based activities. Ideal for those with small children, and renowned for windsurfing. Surf lifesavers do not operate at this beach.

Waratah Bay
A long and magnificent stretch of white sand beach overlooking majestic Wilsons Prom, where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll. Swimming is safest at Sandy Point, halfway along, on the bar between the flags. Sandy Point is patrolled in summer.

Central Gippsland

Woodside Beach
Woodside Beach is recognised as the start of the Ninety Mile Beach. Good for surfing and fishing, and swimming is safe between the flags. Camping is available in the caravan park located adjacent to the beach. Lifesavers patrol over summer.

Seaspray Beach
A 2-kilometre stretch of sandy Ninety Mile Beach, with surfing, great beach fishing, and safe swimming between the flags, ideal for families. Seaspray township has visitor facilities and camping is available adjacent to the beach. Lifesavers patrol in summer months.

Golden Beach
Famous for its surf fishing, Golden Beach foreshore is a scenic lookout over Ninety Mile Beach. Look for oil production platforms from the beach at night, and by day head 6 kilometres down the beach from town to see what remains of the shipwreck Trinculo. Camping available within the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park near Golden Beach.

Loch Sport Beach
Loch Sport beach is accessible by causeway from the township. Renowned for good fishing, the beach is a popular spot for visitors to the township as an alternative to Lake Victoria.

East Gippsland

Lakes Entrance Beach
Access Ninety Mile Beach by crossing the footbridge from Lakes Entrance main street. The Main Beach is popular for walking, fishing, and safe for swimming between the flags. Surfers can head out to Red Bluff. The beach is patrolled in summer months.

Lake Tyers Beach
Lake Tyers beach is a 10-minute drive from Lakes Entrance and is popular with families who prefer the calmer waters of the lake as well as the beach. Lake Tyers Beach is not patrolled.

Cape Conran Coastal Park
Pearl Point Cape
This unpatrolled beach is often rough and is recommended only to experienced surfers when conditions are right. Excellent for surf fishing.

East Cape
Favoured by families, and often calmer than surrounding beaches as it is protected by the East Cape. Shallow waters provide for safe swimming and the rocky cape is excellent for snorkelling. This beach is not patrolled.

West Cape
Popular with surfers and those keen on catching a decent wave. Salmon Rocks area is popular for its good swell and protection from certain winds. Abalone diving and snorkelling are very popular at both beaches. A good place to wander along the rocks. This beach is not patrolled.

Croajingolong National Park
Thurra Campground Beach
A beautiful, long sandy beach with dunes along the river and plenty of rocks to explore between the campground and Point Hicks Lighthouse. This beach is remote and not patrolled.

Bastion Point Beach
A very popular sheltered beach, ideal for surfing. It is only a short drive from Mallacoota and is patrolled in summer months.

Betka Beach
A sheltered beach beside Betka River that is perfect for children and has excellent picnic facilities. The beach is not patrolled.

Quarry Beach
A rugged beach edged by colourful rock strata where snorkellers search for abalone. The beach is not patrolled.

Secret Beach
Exactly what its name suggests − a peaceful beach of clean, pure sand accessible only by foot. The beach is not patrolled.

Local knowledge

Coastal conditions change throughout the year. For safety information and guidance on surf patrols, visit beachsafe.org.au.

Plan before you go: Be sure to check weather and terrain conditions and pack plenty of water before you embark on an outdoor adventure. Stay up-to-date with the latest warnings and advice via the Parks Victoria and Vic Emergency websites.


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