Lonsdale Bay - Santa Casa - Beach VIC

Lonsdale Bay - Santa Casa - Beach VIC

- 28 Jan

1 Lonsdale Bay
Queenscliff 3225, VIC

Between Shortland Bluff and Point Lonsdale is a curving, south-east facing, 3 km long series of three beaches. The entire section is backed by foreshore reserves and the Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale Roads. There are camping and picnic areas in the reserve, just west of Shortland Bluff and further west at Golightly and Royal Parks. The central section of Lonsdale Bay Beach is backed by natural, vegetated dunes, with a walking track linking the camping areas. On the bluffs above Point Lonsdale are car parks, picnic areas and lookouts to view The Rip and passing ships. The lighthouse was built in 1863 and stands 37 m above sea level. Steps lead down the bluffs to the beaches below. Lonsdale Bay Beach is 2.5 km long and faces south. It consists of a low, wide beach and shallow, attached bar, usually with waves of less than 0.5 m. The southern end of the beach is backed by a seawall and promenade, with several wooden groynes crossing the beach.

During normal low waves, these beaches are relatively calm with wide, shallow surf zones. Watch the groynes and patchy rocks and reefs to the south, and strong tidal currents off the point.

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Community Event
Family Fun
Free admission
Kid Friendly
Ocean Swim
Organisation name
Sonar Group
Street number
Level 2
Address line 1
217 Queen Street
Suburb
Melbourne
State
VIC
Postcode
3000
Contact number
0414 600 861
Contact email
Contact first name
Alistair Ward
Contact ID
936bfe73-88a1-e711-9401-0003ff6f2be9
Contact last name
Wankey

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