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Sorrento Front Beach (Sorrento)




Sorrento Front beach is a popular beach with a foreshore reserve containing most facilities for visitors.

Sorrento is the largest town on the Nepean Peninsula and the centre of numerous aquatic activities. The town sits on 20 m high bluffs, which outcrop at Policeman's Point. The point also divides the two Sorrento beaches (Sorrento Front beach and Sorrento Park beach).

The 200 m long Sorrento Jetty runs out from Policeman's Point, with the Front Beach located on the eastern side. The beach is entirely backed by foreshore reserves with numerous facilities, including a second smaller jetty and a camping reserve toward the eastern end.

The beach faces north-east and is sheltered from most waves, with the beach usually narrow and steep, and fronted by 100 to 150 m wide tidal flats. The water is deep inshore at high tide, while the flats are exposed at low tide.

Swimming - A relatively safe beach, with bathing best at mid to high tide. However, stay clear of the busy main jetty and boat ramp.

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

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The extreme east end of the beach opposite Holyrood Avenue and Salonika Street has foreshore camping and houses the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club where there is a small jetty.

When you travel further west you reach a carpark with free parking, playground tables, BBQ and toilets opposite St Pauls Road.

To the west from this point the beach has a small jetty and continues to Policeman's Point which has a pier which is the Ferry Terminal for the Searoad Ferry. You will often see a ferry in port as they traverse the bay between Sorrento and Queenscliff.

The beach is reasonably wide but has quite a lot of broken shells. 200 m east of the smaller jetty there are toilets. There is 100m beach section between the jetty and pier for SeaRoad Ferries. Back from the beach is a grassy area which was popular for flying kites. For some historical interest, along the road near the jetty under trees is a memorial to "Rocket Shed" which was a landmark here and was demolished in 1986.

Overall, the nicest area to swim is in the middle section of the beach and avoid the ends which have jetties and boat traffic.

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.

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Address | Contact


3216 Point Nepean Road,  Sorrento 3943, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: 
Map: 157 Ref: C8

Web Links


Link Sorrento Front Beach (BeachSafe)

Link Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club

Link Searoad Ferry



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