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The Pillars at Mount Martha

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Published January 1st 2016
Secluded beach spot in Mount Martha
Hidden along the Esplanade at Mount Martha is a piece of Southern France known as The Pillars, the sandstone rocks present a perfect setting to soak up the summer sun and if you're a thrill seeker maybe lunge into the waveless water below.

It's located between Deakin Drive and Marguerita Avenue, and it's famous for cliff diving. Jumping off the cliffs into the cool water is a summer activity that you need to add to your list, muster up the courage and take the plunge, you won't regret it!

If snorkelling is your forte, there are heaps of rock pools you can venture into, they are teeming with ocean wildlife. When visiting this secret location I urge you to preserve its beauty, most of the rocks already harbour broken glass and plastic bottles, take care of this gift from nature.

HOW TO GET THERE: Drive along the coast on Esplanade, and it's located between Deakin Drive and Marguerita Avenue. Find designated parking near The Pillars as most area are 'NO STANDING' spots.

Cliff diving at Mt Martha

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Snorkelling paradise


The Pillars




Secret beach


Secret beach




Please keep this place clean


Slo-Mo pebble throwing

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Why? Snorkelling, Diving
Where: Mount Martha
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Amazing pics once again.
by Lorraine A (score: 3|1599) 1383 days ago
Who knew there was a place of such beauty so close by. I definitely want to see it but I'll pass on the jump.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|7224) 1381 days ago
Some of the most memorable images I have seen in quite sometime. Are you on instagram?
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|5673) 1380 days ago
The water looks inviting for a swim and your photographs surely do add an extra charm.
by Diana (score: 2|710) 1374 days ago
Please note parking for The Pillars is at Mt Martha shops - about 1km south... Local residents are getting pretty annoyed with people parking in 'no parking' zones and police are ticketing with $150 fines...
by Sueda (score: 0|2) 1158 days ago
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