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Beaumaris Beach




Beaumaris beach is an attractive relatively natural beach with good access and parking, however there is as much reef flat as sand here, so watch where you swim.

Beaumaris Beach is a 650m strip of sand facing south and located below the 20 m high bluffs of Table Rock Point, and surrounded by wide, intertidal rock reefs and flats.

The beach has good vehicle access off Beach Road, with the road leading to the Beaumaris Yacht Club and a large picnic area. It then swings around to the lifesaving club and its large car park and picnic area.

The Beaumaris Life Saving Club was founded in 1956 and, apart from a few boat sheds, is the only structure behind the beach.

The eastern end is backed by the bluff and fronted by reef flats. Only the section immediately east of the club house is free of reef, as extensive reefs surround the beach in front of the car park. Depending on the tide, these reefs will be covered or bare. Rip holes usually occur next to the reefs.

Swimming - Because of the reefs it is best at high tide on the bar in the patrolled area just east of the Club, Avoid the rip holes and reef areas.

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Some of the features of the beach include:
  • A shallow sand bar just off the beach where the water warms up. Ideal for young children, or adults who just want to paddle, sit or play ball games
  • A native woodland backdrop, with walking paths, shielded from road noise
  • A reef at each end with great snorkelling
  • Regular visits from pelicans and other bird life
  • Rock pools at low tide to walk over and explore


There are a number of routes down from Beach Road to the beach. If you are walking, go down the steps opposite #423 Beach Road, turn left on the bay trail for 5m and the head down steps to the beach. There is also an entrance to a car park opposite #412 Beach Road which leads down to a car park near the beach.

Along the north and south side of Beach Road there is no parking from 6am to 10am on Saturday and Sunday in order to provide access to cyclists.

At the beach there are toilets, the Beaumaris Life Saving Club, beach showers, picnic tables and an interesting mosaic seat which celebrates the Proclamation of the Ricketts Point Sanctuary.

To the west is a rocky point which can be good at low tide to explore the rock pools. Stay clear if you are swimming since there are a lot of rocks. To the east the beach stretches for about 300m. Halfway along is a staircase leading up to the top of the cliff. The beach is reasonably narrow with a strip of shells and small stones in the water. The east end of the beach is also very rocky.

Access for Dogs:


Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary foreshore area between the area south of the Beaumaris Life Saving Club and Dalgetty Road
Peak period 1 November - 31 March
Dogs are prohibited between 10am and 7.30pm, and dogs are permitted off leash between 7.30pm and 10am.
Off Peak period 1 April - 31 October
Dogs are permitted off leash at all times.

All inter-tidal rock platforms within the Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary: dogs are prohibited at all times.

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Address | Contact


420 Beach Road,  Beaumaris , Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: 
Map: 86 Ref: C9

Web Links


Link Beaumaris Beach (BeachSafe)

Link Beaumaris Life Saving Club

Link Beaumaris Life Saving Club on Facebook

Link Bayside Coastal Art Trail

Link Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary



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