South Gippsland - Victoria - Australia
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Sandy Point hosts a display of painted surfboards that have been specially created by children from the local schools. It provides an eye-catching, fun and colourful attraction.
Sandy Point can be found (when coming from Melbourne) by traveling along the South Gippsland Highway and turning right just past Koonwarra and Meeniyan. Follow the sign posts to Wilson's Prom until you spy the directions to Sandy Point. Being approx. 175 km south-east of Melbourne it's a comfortable 2 hour drive which makes Sandy Point a popular and accessible beach side destination and day trip.
Photographs Of Sandy Point - For a great range of professional pictures and a map of the area, see the Sandy Point Photo Gallery page at 'lifegames' Photography.
Sandy Point Facilities - As well as a general store, cafe, caravan park and numerous accommodation places, there are also tennis courts, playgrounds, picnic areas, an art gallery, a wholesale Australian Native Plant Nursery (specialising in wild flower species), a Real Estate Agent, mini-golf, walking tracks, a fire station, surf lifesaving club, boat ramp, BBQ area, disabled toilets and public phones.
Sandy Point Township - The township itself is full of quite attractive holiday houses, some are an older style but most are quite modern and many are new. The Foster retail shops are only 20 minutes drive away and provide the main source of food and supplies for Wilson's Promontory and Sandy Point. The town itself has a very well stocked general store and the cafe next door sells a good cappuccino and a variety of hot and cold food.
The beach is only a short walk over the sand dune and you'll find the Surf Live Saving Club on the way there as you stroll along the convenient boardwalks.
Ned Neales Lookout - At the bottom end of the Main Street in Sandy Point, is a turnoff to Ned Neale's Lookout which has some lovely boardwalks and a very comfortable viewing platform. It provides one of the most delightful outlooks of Waratah Bay and Wilson's Promontory.
Sandy Point Art Show - This terrific Art Show is officially opened every Easter Saturday and features realist, landscape and contemporary artworks and there is also a section especially created for the children. Visitors are invited to vote for the Peoples Choice awards which are announced on Easter Monday.
Holiday Accommodation - You'll find a variety of holiday accommodation, from Luxury Villas and Bed And Breakfast Lodges to Caravan Parks and very nice group of backpackers units which start in price from around $80 per night in peak season.
Waratah Bay Surf Lifesaving Club - Waratah Bay has several beaches that are patrolled by lifeguards during the swimming season, both at Sandy Point and Waratah Bay township itself. Make sure you swim between the flags. There is always a convenient surfing and body-boarding spot assigned right near the lifeguard station as well.
These beaches are very clean like everywhere on the South Gippsland coast, and, even in the most popular tourist time, there is always space to be found for a hit of beach volleyball or cricket. It's a great place for body-boarding, kite surfing, wind surfing and pleasure surfing too.
Shallow Inlet - Surrounded by farmland and situated between Sandy Point and Yanakie, this inlet is a popular haven for fishing, bird watching, swimming, windsurfing and kite surfing. True to it's name, most places are shallow and safe for children to swim and play in peace. Access to Shall Inlet by road is only 3 kilometers past the Sandy Point turnoff or turn right off the Fish Creek Promontory Road before you get to Yanakie. It is well signed so you can't miss it!
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