South Gippsland - Victoria - Australia
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panoramic view of fishing on the beach at Waratah Bay on the Prom Coast in South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Waratah Bay

Waratah Bay can be found (when coming from Melbourne) by traveling along the South Gippsland Highway and turning right just past Meeniyan. Follow the directions to Wilson's Promontory until you see the sign posts to Waratah Bay and Sandy Point. Being approx. 175 km south-east of Melbourne it's a comfortable 2 hour drive which makes Waratah Bay an accessible beach side destination and day trip.

Peaceful and almost secluded would be one description of the beaches and the township, mainly because it is at the end of the road, so if peace and quiet is what you are seeking, Waratah Bay might just be the place for you to visit, buy a holiday home or even build a permanent residence.

Waratah Bay beach, seagulls, fishing, timber bench and sunset

Waratah Bay Facilities - There really isn't much here besides a kiosk and caravan park, playground, boat ramp, picnic area and walking tracks.

Waratah Bay Township - The township itself is full of fairly basic holiday houses, some are an older style but a few quite modern ones are being constructed. The Foster retail shops are only 20 minutes drive away and provide the main source of food and supplies for Wilson's Promontory, Waratah Bay and Sandy Point. The beach is only a short walk across the road from the town.

Map And Photo Gallery - You can find a full map and complete set of pictures from Waratah Bay and the surrounding farmland, towns, animals, birds and plants on the 'lifegames' Photography Website Waratah Bay page.

native and coastal plants at Waratah Bay near Wilsons Promontory

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 and this lifesaving club is actually located at Sandy Point. Swimming between the flags will maximize your safety. 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 an abundance of space to be found for a hit of beach volleyball or cricket. It's a great place for body-boarding 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 a short drive 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!

pictures of Waratah Bay beach, sunset, sea grass and the memorial to Charlie Brown


 

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