Cape Paterson


Cape Paterson is a small seaside town located within a short drive from Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Phillip Island. Relax on golden beaches and explore the famous rock pool.

Five minutes south-east of Bass Coast’s main business hub Wonthaggi, Cape Paterson is a haven for families in summer. The beaches come alive with sand castles, boogie boards and ball games during the hot summer months. Snorkelling at the main beach allows you a glimpse into the underwater world. Also at the main beach is the popular ocean swimming pool (rock pool) which was built in the 1960’s.

Take a drive along the spectacular 14km Bunurong Coastal Drive, as it winds its way between the townships of Cape Paterson and Inverloch overlooking the rugged landscapes of the Bass Strait.



Bunurong Coastal Drive Inverloch and Surrounds

This 14km Bunurong Coastal Drive offers scenic views of rugged sandstone cliffs, rocky headlands and sandy coves.

Cape Paterson Beaches Wonthaggi and Surrounds

Cape Paterson has two beaches, the Cape Paterson Surf Beach (also called First Surf) and the Cape Paterson Bay Beach.

Cape Paterson Foreshore Walk Cape Paterson

Cape Paterson Foreshore Walk takes you through native bushland, offering spectacular views of the coastline.

Cape Paterson Surf Life Saving Club Wonthaggi and Surrounds

The Cape Paterson Surf Life Saving Club patrol between the 1st December and Easter Monday every weekend and on public holidays.

Where can I walk my dog Phillip Island, San Remo and Bass Coast

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.

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