Wild and untamed beaches adorn these southern shores where towering cliffs give way to swept dunes and sheltered coves!
Access is limited by the cliff line and knowledge of tide times & sea conditions need to be a mandatory part of planning a visit to any local beach.
Swimming is not recommended at any of the open ocean beaches.
The meandering course of the Gellibrand River finds the sea beneath the bold headland of Pt Ronald. Wild and untamed; Princetown’s steep banked surging beach extends 800m east of Pt Ronald where it gives way to dunes, a series of crumbled headlands and small bays.
Prepare to be dwarved by the enormity of the cliff-line and offshore stacks. Gog and Magog are the names given to these stacks.
Loch Ard Gorge
Loch Ard Gorge is named after the famous 1878 shipwreck on nearby Mutton Bird Island. Fifty-two people were lost from the Loch Ard and only two teenagers were fortunate enough to survive.
Bay of Martyrs
2 kms North of Peterborough the Bay of Martyrs beach and those on the trail between the Peterborough Golf Course and the Bay of Martyrs Car park give you plenty of opportunity to feel the sand between your toes.
This bay is host to a boat ramp and can be busy in the right conditions however the beach can often be enjoyed in complete privacy. Located close to Peterborough.
Port Campbell Bay
Port Campbell Bay presents a gently sloping family friendly profile sheltered from the bulk of Southern Ocean swell. Waters inside its iconic pier are generally suitable for swimming and wading and are patrolled in season.
Beaches to the immediate west of Peterborough Township are characterized by sheltered coves, grottos and offshore stacks. The constant twisting and turning of the shoreline means you can find relative shelter in most conditions.