Childers Cove

Childers Cove

Childers Cove, Sandy Cove and Murnanes Bay offer wonderful seascapes and an impression of relative isolation even in peak times.

Visitors allowing extra time will be duly rewarded for taking the time to follow signs off the Ocean Road at Nirranda South and at Nullawarre, if approaching from Warrnambool and the west.

Childers Cove is where the wooden barque Children was wrecked after striking reefs close to shore.


19km west of Peterborough, turn off Great Ocean Road at Nirranda South

Length:  variable | Time: 2 — 3 hrs

Access Information

  • Steps and trails to beach access
  • Access in this region is via sandy pathways and steps and is not generally accessible for prams and wheelchairs
  • Toilets at Childers Cove paths are not well defined or suitable for prams and wheelchairs
  • Dogs on leashes are permitted at Sandy Cove for more information on dog friendly click here.

Even bottom at times, some productive gutters in winter. Great offshore scenery.

Australian salmon, snapper, gummy shark, skates and rays

Accommodation Nearby

Schomberg Beach House


Halladale House


Halcyon By The Sea


Bay of Islands Apartments


Things To Do Nearby

Places To Eat & Drink

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