Nestled on the tip of the Bellarine Peninsula, and surrounded by water on three sides, (Bass Strait, Port Phillip Bay and Swan Bary), 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


Access point

Patrolled during summer

Public toilets

Good for surfing

Queenscliff Beach

Car park at the corner of Symonds Street and Hygeia Drive



Santa Casa Beach

Henry Street, Queenscliff


Narrows Beach

Bellarine Highway, near pedestrian lights




Point Lonsdale Beach

Point Lonsdale Road


Point Lonsdale Back Beach

Ocean Road

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.