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5 Free Adventures in San Remo

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by Matt Male (subscribe)
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Published November 16th 2018
Get hooked before Phillip Island
San Remo isn't just a town on the way to Phillip Island. It's a fishing village with a rich history and plenty of spots to soak in the views.

Fishing history museum

While you might get a bit of luck fishing from the local jetty, you can still dive into the town's origins in the Fishing Heritage Museum - just around the corner from the pier.

There's information about the different types of fish, angler equipment, town history and more.

fishing san remo pier jetty
Fishing's a regular pastime at San Remo.

Punchbowl Road reserve

The end of Punchbowl Road marks the beginning of the George Bass Coastal Walk. It'll take you to the smaller, but popular surfing town of Kilcunda.

To get to the trail; drive up the first dirt road as you enter San Remo. It's the most popular trail in Bass Coast and usually takes four hours return.

punchbowl road san remo
For an epic holiday snap, head to the end of Punchbowl Road.

punchbowl road san remo lunch
Pack some lunch and pull up a seat at the end of Punchbowl Road and soak in the views.

San Remo Coastal Circuit

If you're not up for the four-hour challenge, take a brief walk along the San Remo Coastal Circuit and you'll witness superior views.
It stretches from the start of the San Remo shops - coming from Melbourne - to Foots Lookout.

Start from the San Remo Lions Park off Davis Point Road to experience a relaxing walk in the bush.

san remo coastal circuit trail
The San Remo Coastal Circuit offers amazing beach views.

Fishing art

Near the San Remo jetty is a giant artwork depicting a pelican.
It promotes an environmental message: don't leave your bottle caps on the ground for wildlife to swallow, toss them out.

And to encourage the action, you can even throw your bottle caps into the pelican's beak.

There's another artwork near the entrance to the Phillip Island bridge. It's called 'Excuse Me, Mr Seagull.

san remo pelican artwork bottle caps
Visitors can throw bottle caps in the pelican's mouth.

san remo artwork paul jesse
'Excuse Me, Mr Seagull' was created by artist Paul Jesse.

Enjoy the view

Above all, some of San Remo's best adventures are its beaches. Sit back, read a book and relax.

san remo view beach
Enjoy a coffee or a snack while overlooking one of San Remo's beaches.
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Why? Don't miss the fishing village before Phillip Island.
Where: San Remo, Victoria, Australia
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Great article, Matt - welcome to WEN!
by Elaine (score: 3|7580) 677 days ago
Welcome to WEN Matt.
by May Cross (score: 3|7149) 676 days ago
Looks like a beautiful spot, thanks for sharing.
by Amanda I (score: 2|819) 677 days ago
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