Photos And Information About Shallow Inlet Near Sandy Point And Yanakie
Where Is It? – Surrounded by farmland and situated between Sandy Point and Yanakie, this inlet is a popular haven for fishing, bird watching, swimming, windsurfing, boating, sailboarding and kite surfing. True to it’s name, most places are shallow and safe for children to swim and play under appropriate supervision. The area is also bordered by sand dunes, with Big Drift to the north in Wilsons Prom National Park.
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!
Camping, Birdwatching and Fishing – Shallow Inlet Campground and Caravan Park is 4 km west of Yanakie at the end of Lester Rd, just outside the boundary of Shallow Inlet Marine and Coastal Park. The sheltered waters of the park are ideal for swimming, canoeing and fishing – catch some salmon, trevally, large flathead and King George whiting, or watch migratory birds doing their own spot of trawling. NOTE: the campground is only open Nov–Easter.
Food And Supplies – Sandy Point and Yanakie provide a limited range of supplies, while Foster and Fish Creek provide the most common resources, food and fuel for visitors, tourists, day trippers, surfing, fishing and boating enthusiasts at Shallow Inlet.
Plants and Shrubs – Most of the waters edge is made up of salt marsh, mudflats and mangrove that are covered with grasses, sedges and fleshy herbs. These provide sanctuary and breeding ground for the many unique creatures that call this place their home. There are an amazing array of coastal plants to be seen further inland too, as shown in some of the photographs below.
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