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Published January 16th 2016
Yet another beautiful Melbournian beach
The summer heat gave birth to the idea of cooling off in a rock pool, so we set out towards the Mornington Peninsula and began our exploration. We stopped at Koonya Beach in Blairgowrie, it's a massive beach that sports great waves, spectacular views and terrain that makes you feel like you're standing in the middle of a desert.
Koonya Beach is popular for surfing, fishing and catching some rays as there is ample space to claim for your day at the beach. If you're looking for something interesting, turn right when you get to the beach and keep walking till you get to a sandy hill that is very steep. At the foot of this hill there are small rock pools (Hooray!) that would serve as a perfect lounge for you and your chilled beverage. The sandstone cliff situated there is a spot that is frequented by fisherman, hoping to seize a big catch, you can make your way along the cliffs, but watch every step you take as the rocks can be unstable.
As you keeping going you'll pass two beaches that have been tucked away and seem almost untouched because of their arduous paths. You'll eventually come to a clearing that grips you and gives you the impression that you have suddenly waltzed into the middle of a desert, it was very Grand Canyon-esque. And also from this point you can see Diamond Bay.
HOW TO GET THERE: When heading to the Mornington Peninsula, turn left into Hughes Road and keep going all the way to the end.
NOTES: I wouldn't recommend swimming too far because the waves can be really rough and the beach is unpatrolled, also keep in mind that there are rocky reefs under the waves.
This beach has strong and dangerous rip currents and regularly sees drownings and rescues of inexperienced swimmers. Do not swim or even wade into/through the surf at this beach unless you are experienced in these sort of environments. Otherwise it's a magical spot!