Brighton’s Dendy Street Beach has become one of the most photographed stretches of Victoria’s coastline thanks to the world-famous bathing boxes. Dating back to the Victorian era these 82 colourful weatherboard huts were originally used as changing rooms in an era of modesty. Today, the heritage listed boxes are highly-sought after. Not only is Dendy Street Beach picturesque but it is patrolled by lifesavers and the waters are calm making it a popular place to swim.
Sorrento Front Beach
Take a dip in the idyllic crystal waters of Sorrento’s crescent shaped beach and watch the comings and goings of the Queenscliff-Sorrento Ferry. The leisurely town of Sorrento is the largest on the Nepean Peninsula and features two jetties which extend into the bay as well as a foreshore reserve with barbecue facilities. While the foreshore is unpatrolled, the sheltered waters are calm and safe.
The menacing basalt cliffs at Bushrangers Bay are a reminder of the captivating quality of Victoria’s harsh natural landscape. Teaming with marine life and soft coral the bay is an exceptional spot for experienced divers to explore. Bushrangers Bay was also used in the film Where the Wild Things Are. During low tide you can also access the crystal clear rock pools.
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The secluded Fairy Cove is located in Wilsons Promontory National Park and is only accessible by foot via the Tongue Point track. Granite boulders dot the sand and pop up from the water which is safe for swimming in low waves. Located three hours southeast of Melbourne, Fairy Cove is relatively unknown and feels like a secret slice of heaven.
Fringed by colourful beach huts, the turquoise waters of Mount Martha will transport you to the south of France. Located on Mornington Peninsular, the seashore was once Victoria’s best kept secret but has since become popular with teenagers, families and boat owners. Mount Martha is also home to the pillars which attracts thrill seekers who bake on the rock before plunging from the sandstone formations into the refreshing water below.
Half Moon Bay
Home to the oldest surf lifesaving club in Victoria, Half Moon Bay is because of its crescent shape. In the centre of the bay is the wreck of the HMVS Cerberus which acts as a breakwater and attracts aquatic life, making it an ideal place for divers. Located in the suburb of Black Rock, the bay’s serene lapping waters also appeal to families.