Always wanted to learn how to surf? Inverloch and Phillip Island beaches are some of the best places in Victoria to learn how to ride your first wave, enjoy a lazy beach day or discover the underwater life of the rock pools.
for multilingual information on rips and beach safety. to read Lifesaving Victoria's Rock Fishing Safety brochure.
Berrys Beach is a secluded beach with high swell for experienced surfers. The low tide rock pools are a haven for rock pool ramblers and fishing is popular during high tide.
Put on a mask, snorkel and flippers and venture into the remarkable world that lies beneath the water's surface of the protected Bunurong Marine Park.
Cape Paterson has two beaches, the Cape Paterson Surf Beach (also called First Surf) and the Cape Paterson Bay Beach.
The Cape Paterson Surf Life Saving Club patrol between the 1st December and Easter Monday every weekend and on public holidays.
Cape Woolamai Safety Beach is a low wave beach containing 4.7 km of curving sandy beaches, making it ideal for a range of water activities including swimming and beach activities.
Cape Woolamai Surf Beach is the longest and most exposed beach on Phillip Island, and is a popular spot for experienced surfers.
Mussel Rocks and Cowes Main Beach are the only northern facing beaches in Victoria making them ideal for swimming and beach activities.
Cowes West Beaches from Anderson Road to Red Rocks Road offer family friendly beaches that are perfect for swimming or building sandcastles. Anderson Road is also home to a boat ramp and jetty.
Forrest Caves Beach is a long sandy beach with rock platforms and caves that become exposed on low tide.
Anderson Inlet's popularity is hinged on the almost-enclosed bay, making it a protected beach with safe swimming.
The Inverloch Surf Beach (or Main Beach) is a wide beach that extends from the sandy Point Norman on the inlet mouth through to Wreck Creek near Flat Rocks.
Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club patrol the Surf Beach between 1st December and Easter Monday every weekend and on public holidays.
Kitty Miller Bay is a picturesque, circular bay that is reasonably sheltered and has great rock pools at low tide.
Victoria’s first National Surfing Reserve was launched on Phillip Island on 16 March 2013. The reserve is made up of four sites along Phillip Island’s coast.
Newhaven beach offers many boating activities including sailing and a boat ramp. Excellent fishing from the jetty and a bay beach suitable for family fun and beach walks.
Rhyll is a quiet little village offering many boating activities, excellent fishing and a bay beach suitable for family fun and beach walks.
San Remo Front and Back Beaches are low wave bays and are ideal for escaping the crowds in the summer months.
Silverleaves Beach is a northern facing beach making it ideal for beach walks, fishing, swimming and beach activities.
Smiths Beach is a 1km long, south-west facing surf beach cove which is popular with families and surfers.
For snorkelling, try Cape Paterson’s Bay Beach for sea life and kelp gardens, Bunurong Marine National Park for diverse and plentiful sea life, Inverloch for sand crabs, sea stars and sea anemones ...
The Summerland Peninsula consists of several beaches that are popular for surfing and beach walking.
Sunderland Bay, Phillip Island is a secluded 200 m wide bay with a rocky platform and boulders.
Surf Beach is another Phillip Island southern facing beach that receives big swells from Bass Strait.
Ventnor Beach is a flat, low wave beach with stunning coastal views of Phillip Island and the Mornington Peninsula.
In all public places in Bass Coast (other than those in private ownership) dogs must be on a lead at all times, unless in a designated off-leash area.
From Coal Point near Wonthaggi through to Kilcunda there is a 12km stretch of almost straight coastline.
Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club is a voluntary organisation offering summer beach patrols and water safety courses.