Reconnect with the elements and allow the slap and hiss of waves on the shore transport you away from the everyday. Wild and untamed beaches adorn these southern shores.
Cliffs give way to swept dunes and sheltered coves providing bold, strong stretches to inspire, invigorate and escape! Access is limited but the beaches are without equal.
Knowledge of tide times and 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. If it is a refreshing dip you are after, have a look at the swimming beaches, lakes and rivers.
Prepare to be dwarved by the enormity of the cliff-line and offshore stacks. Gog and Magog are the names given to the two offshore stacks that may be viewed from both the viewing platform and (tide and sea permitting) from beach level. These are not considered part of the 12 Apostles. The steps were carved into the cliff by local settler Hugh Gibson who worked on traditional access used by the original Kirrae Whurrong inhabitants.
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 teenage survivors were fortunate enough to be washed into the safety of the gorge. Other people on the ship were washed into adjacent gorges and perished. It is impossible to walk these trails and not be moved by the powers of nature that have shaped and the shipwreck history that defines the area.
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.