Bay of Martyrs

Are the stacks martyred; sentinels guarding the land from the bold affront of the Southern Ocean or is reference made to the despicable events of nearby Massacre Bay where local aboriginals were herded off the cliff to their death. The naming divides, the views unite.

Visitors please note that although dogs are permitted on the walking trail and beaches between Bay of Martyrs car park and Peterborough they are not permitted on Bay of Martyrs beach which is still home to nesting pairs of the critically endangered Hooded Plover.

Length: 15m to lookout
Time: 20 minutes

Access Information

  • One designated accessible car parking space
  • The trail to the lookout has a slight incline on crushed rock but is suitable for wheelchairs
  • Good vision of the formations from the car
  • Steps to the beach
  • Click here for more information.

Accommodation Nearby

Peterborough House & Motel




Seahorse Coastal Villas


Great Ocean Road Tourist Park


Things To Do Nearby

Places To Eat & Drink

Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Great Ocean Road region the Wadawurrung, Eastern Maar & Gunditjmara. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise and respect their unique cultural heritage and the connection to their traditional lands. We commit to building genuine and lasting partnerships that recognise, embrace and support the spirit of reconciliation, working towards self-determination, equity of outcomes and an equal voice for Australia’s first people.