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Flinders Coastal Circuit Walk

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by Lorraine A (subscribe)
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Published August 10th 2013
Amazing ocean views
Spectacular coastline of Flinders ocean beach and cliffs

What better way to relax on any given day than to take a stroll by the seaside? Flinders would have to be one of the most scenic seaside towns within Victoria.

This walking circuit is one I have done over many years and I never get tired of the magnificent ocean views. I only wish the walk was longer - but if you're like me than doing a few laps is a good option, that way you get to see the things you missed previously.

Pass the pines on the way to the lookout

Start the walk in the middle of town, leaving the car near the playground and continue along the footpath past the shops, past the Flinders Hotel and keep going until you reach the lookout and follow The Esplanade to the right until you come to a junction in the road, turn left and head down to the pier.

Continue down the Esplanade till you get to the junction

Flinders pier

On the day we were there, the water was still and crystal clear - perfect for the scuba divers who were getting ready on the pier. Fishing was also popular as was strolling along the pier.

From the pier, follow the road back to the junction and turn left onto Golf Links Rd; this takes you around the golf course and has access points to Flinders ocean beach with plenty of lookouts and seats to stop and admire the view.

Flinders coastline

The above picture is taken from West Head. It's possible to continue the walk down the stairs and along the beach. However, as I had a pram I turned back and continued on the road; it's not a bad option but make sure you watch out for stray golf balls coming your way. Although I have never been hit, touch wood, I do like to get out of the golf range as quickly as possible, just in case there's a golfer as talented as myself.

The golf greens

From this point, the road continues around a few bends and past a couple of beach access points, one of which has great rock pools when the tide is out. If you want to stop to take in the views then there are some seats that are well positioned to take advantage of the outlook.

Seat with a view

Follow the road as it continues onto King St and turn right into Cook St, back to the car.

The walk is approximately 3 kilometres long and is suitable all year round, however the wind can get very strong and to avoid flying away, it's best not to take umbrellas.

Looking back over the golf course from the top lookout
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Why? Spectacular ocean views
When: All year round
Where: Start from Cook St, Flinders
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Awesome. Have done this a few times and
Love it every time. Sounds a bit strange but
I must add, try this out on a windy raining day
And you get another dimension of this awesome
Coastline and finish up at the pub for a warm up.
by bakerboy (score: 1|71) 2629 days ago
Is this a dog friendly walk? Your walks always look fab Lorraine - if you could post if they are dog friendly it would be great - we are quite new to Australia and trying to get used to where we can take our dogs - we are big walkers (not bush) but always want to take our Springer with us.

by Woody (score: 0|8) 2626 days ago
Great place - love the photos too.
by Michaelie Clark (score: 2|951) 2607 days ago
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