Hi there! I'm Sammie, a Malaysian who's a lover of unicorns, bargains and adventures.
Published October 26th 2012
A rocky beach and the big blue sea
I love beaches, and I love picnics. Stands to reason that when you combine the two together and have a picnic at a beach, I'm an instant fan of the idea. Whether you're with your friends or with your romantic partner, beach picnics are fun, awesome and a great way to spend an evening with someone. Instead of going to the more commercialised beaches like Glenelg Beach or Henley Beach, why not opt for a quieter, more secluded beach? And, if your like me and a little uncomfortable with sand getting all over your food and clothes, why not choose a beach that barely has any?
Marino Rocks fits into those two categories and more; the view here is spectacular. This suburban beach features a steep cliff face and a low and flat rocky beach. No sand. Because it's located in a suburban area, there's usually barely anyone (besides the residents) on the beach. Most of the people who come here either go for a stroll, go for a picnic or go fishing. I've seen a couple of people trying their luck with a rod but I haven't seen anyone catch anything yet so I don't know how great Marino Rocks is as a fishing spot.
Now, you'd usually have your picnic on a flat area on the beach. At Marino Rocks, you can't exactly do that so it's best to try and find a flat rock that isn't too rough and set up yourselves there. As there are rocks everywhere leading into the beach, it shouldn't be too hard to do so. I managed to find a spot right at where the waves were splashing against the rocks.
I can't tell you how relaxing it is to have the tide that close to your feet, with the gentle 'shhh' sounds the water makes as it surges up against the rocks. So sit back, watch the sunset and maybe have some picnic food (from a jar) with your loved ones. Definitely visit Marino Rocks if you're looking for some peace and tranquility.
It would never strike me to visit Marino Rocks Beach. If I did, I might just slip on those rocks with my two left feet! Interesting way of packing food in jars Sammie though it probably works best with cold portable food / does not require heating :)