The track runs for approximately five kilometres from Keast Park in the north, to Mile Bridge in the south. Keast Park has a large car parking area, but there is no dedicated parking area at the southern end of the track. There are plenty of additional pedestrian access options from Nepean Highway, which runs parallel to the track, so shorter sections can easily be walked.
For those after a longer walk, a great ten-kilometre option is to follow the full length of the Seaford Foreshore Walking Track in one direction and return by walking along the lovely white sand of Seaford beach in the other direction. The beach itself can also be accessed at regular intervals from the main walking track.
A ten kilometre return walk can be created by walking along the track in one direction and along Seaford Beach in the other direction
The track passes through an important 50-hectare patch of remnant indigenous coastal vegetation. The dunes are fenced off for their protection and there has been many years of hard work to restore and revegetate the dunes, creating valuable habitat for a variety of flora and fauna, particularly birds such as the White-browed Scrubwren and the Superb Fairy-wren.
There are plenty of facilities along the track, including multiple toilet blocks, drinking fountains, rubbish bins and picnic areas. The largest picnic areas are at Keast Park (where there is also a playground), and at Seaford pier carpark, where the Seaford shops can also be easily accessed.
"The Hermitage", an art installation by Jacki Staude on the track near the Seaford pier carpark is fascinating. Interpretive signage tells the story of John Maddox, who lived as a hermit on the Seaford foreshore where he exchanged fish and labour for food with other locals. He apparently created a 'fantasy world from shells, bottles and driftwood', and died in 1917.
Thanks this is a great walk which we did a few weeks ago. Another alternative is to return via the Kananook Creek track which passes through some nice bushland next to Kananook Creek and returns to the same point.
Parking in Seaford is difficult, the few areas are nearly always full and limited in time. From seaford pier to Frankston there is no beachside parking. From Keast park to Seaford, almost nothing. Mums and kids have to run across the road in summer, so dangerous. From Mordialloc north there are numerous beachside parking bays. The Seaford strip badly needs these.