Nestled on the tip of the Bellarine Peninsula, and surrounded by water on three sides (Bass Strait, Port Phillip Bay and Swan Bay), Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale have been popular coastal resort towns for more than 150 years. Anyone who has visited will understand why.
Snapshot of our beaches
|Beach||Access point (click for directions)||Patrolled during summer||Public toilets||Good for surfing||Dogs off-leash|
|Queenscliff Pier Beach||Cnr Symonds St & Hygeia Dr||❌||✔️||❌||❌|
|Santa Casa Beach||Henry St||✔️||✔️||❌||❌|
|Narrows Beach||Bellarine Hwy, near Murray Rd lights||❌||❌||❌||✔️|
|Springs Beach||Cnr Lawrence Rd & Bowen Rd||❌||❌||❌||❌|
|Point Lonsdale Front Beach||Point Lonsdale Rd||❌||✔️||✔️||❌|
|Point Lonsdale Back Beach||Ocean Rd||✔️||✔️||✔️||❌|
Visitors and beach users are advised to heed the various warning signs of the possible dangers found at the beach. Hazards such as strong currents, large waves and rocky ledges are found at some locations.
No smoking at the beach
Smoking is banned between the red and yellow flags and within a 50-metre radius of the flags. The 50-metre radius ban will not apply beyond the landward edge of the sand but will include the areas covered by sand and water. The ban will only apply during the busy summer season when the lifesaving flags and patrols are in place.
Walking your dog at the beach
Dogs are allowed off-leash all year round at Narrows Beach, but restrictions apply everywhere else. For more information, visit the Dog Friendly Areas page on Council's website.
Disabled access to the beach
The best access point in the Borough is at Point Lonsdale Front Beach, where a gently sloping ramp leads down to the sand with plenty of parking nearby. Other beaches such as Narrows Beach and Springs Beach have steep ramps that can often have sharp drop-offs depending on the tides, and generally unsuitable for wheelchair access.