Melbourne Playgrounds  Directory Melbourne Playgrounds Water  Melbourne Playgrounds Beaches 


Sullivan Bay Beach (Sorrento)




Sullivan Bay beach is set in an attractive bay just off the Highway but bypassed by many.

The eastern point of Sullivan Bay is the site of Victoria's first white settlement back in 1803. The headlands that border the 400 m long bay are known as The Sisters. A foreshore reserve backs the western half of the bay and the historic section of the eastern Sister. Houses and some private jetties are located along the eastern half of the bay.

There is a public parking area just off the Nepean Highway in the centre of the bay. The beach faces north-east and receives usually low wind waves. It consists of a relatively narrow strip of sand, fronted by 100 to 200 m wide tidal sand flats.

Swimming - A relatively safe beach which is best at mid to high tide.

Sullivan Bay beach has a General Beach Hazard Rating of 1/10 (Least hazardous). The beach is not patrolled.

Review:


This is the site of the first British settlement in Victoria, made up of 384 men, 38 women, 20 boys and 16 girls. The settlement was transferred to Hobart Town, Tasmania in 1804. In October 1803, two ships from England - HMS Calcutta and the Ocean - anchored in the sheltered waters of nearby Cameron's Bight. Unloading began on 14 October. The settlers walked across the foreshore to the flat land located here which became the settlement's parade ground. Sullivan Bay was an open-air goal for 300 convicts, guarded by 50 marines and administered by 11 public servants. There were 55 free settlers. The majority of the convicts had been regular offenders. Most were thieves.

There are some information boards, unshaded tables, water tap and beach shower. There is limited free parking.

There is a sandy beach which has a reasonable width between two rocky points. At the east end there are three private jetties with no access. By the time you visit there might only be two since one is close to collapsing into the water. There are no shops or facilities. It is BYO everything.

Access for Dogs:


Dogs on leash are permitted on the foreshore except between 9am and 7pm during Daylight Savings Period. At other times dogs are permitted on-leash.

Map:


Sullivan Bay Beach Sorrento



Photos:





Address | Contact


3099 Point Nepean Road,  Sorrento 3943, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: 
Map: 157 Ref: F9

Web Links


Link Sullivan Bay Beach (BeachSafe)



  Reader Feedback  

No feedback yet (be the first..)

  Add Your Comments  


 1,200
characters left

BACK TO PREVIOUS PAGEView More in this Topic | View More in Sorrento   TOP OF THIS PAGE



Melbourne Playgrounds  Directory Melbourne Playgrounds Water  Melbourne Playgrounds Beaches 



Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube Instagram


Featured..
VR Plus (Carlton)
View  VR Plus (Carlton)
VR Plus is Melbourne’s ultimate Virtual Reality gaming experience. We deliver an .. | View


Little Party Play
View  Little Party Play
Love a stylish party? Create your own modern play area with Little Party Play! .. | View


Amazing Race for Kids Birthday Parties
View  Amazing Race for Kids Birthday Parties
Amazing races aren't just for big kids. Urban Quest's birthday parties for kids are .. | View


Mini Maestros
View  Mini Maestros
Making music is ‘super food’ for a child’s developing brain. Mini Maestros music classes .. | View


The Ultimate Guide for Kids Parties in Melbourne
View The Ultimate Guide for Kids Parties in Melbourne
Your son or daughter's birthday is fast approaching and the anxiety level is increasing .. | View


Featured..
Party Higher
View  Party Higher
Silent disco party/event – the best fun ever - guaranteed. Experience silent .. | View


Small Ideas Melbourne Big Family Discounts
View Small Ideas Melbourne Big Family Discounts
As seen on A Current Affair, Channel 7 News and The Herald Sun, Small Ideas is the best .. | View


Top 50 Playgrounds in Melbourne and Geelong
View Top 50 Playgrounds in Melbourne and Geelong
We have reviewed every playground in Melbourne and Geelong and these are the pick of the .. | View


200 Things for Families and Kids to do in Melbourne
View 200 Things for Families and Kids to do in Melbourne
Melbourne is a wonderful city for kids and families because there are so many activities, .. | View



Featured..
100 FREE Activities for Families and Kids in Melbourne
View 100 FREE Activities for Families and Kids in Melbourne
You don't have to be a big spender to enjoy Melbourne. We've sought out all the free gems .. | View


Latitude Melbourne (Heidelberg West)
View Latitude Melbourne (Heidelberg West)
Experience the feeling of reaching new heights as you Bounce, Climb AND Fly at Latitude .. | View


Restaurants/Cafes/Hotels with Playgrounds
View Restaurants/Cafes/Hotels with Playgrounds
Sometimes it is nice to let the kids run riot in a playground area while you relax at a .. | View


SUMMARY of Play Centres in Melbourne and Geelong
View   SUMMARY of Play Centres in Melbourne and Geelong
Looking for an Indoor Play Centre in Melbourne? The following list contains every Play .. | View


Fast Find

Enter post code or suburb
Select a search radius


Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube Instagram