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Thunder Point Coastal Walk

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by Lucy Watson (subscribe)
A stay at home Mum who doesn't stay at home much; too many exciting things to be discovering in this city...
Published July 4th 2013
Coastal scenery at its finest
If you fancy an easy but breathtaking walk and are in the vicinity of The Great Ocean Road, swing via Warrnambool and visit the Thunder Point Coastal Reserve.

View from the boardwalk

Park your car at the Coastal Reserve and follow the boardwalk which runs along the clifftops from Thunder Point to Stingray Bay. There are numerous little picturesque coves along the way, with incredibly clear water, which leave beautiful rock pools as the tide goes out. When the tide is in, the waves crash against the rocky shoreline with gusto. In one spot there are steps down to one of these coves so you can go and explore the rock pools at low tide.

Explore the crystal clear rock pools

The boardwalk finishes at a bridge which will lead you to another car park. Turn right through the carpark and you'll find yourself at a beautiful little beach called Stingray Bay, right where the Merri River joins the sea. It's sheltered here so even on a windy day it feels warm if the sun is out.

View from Stingray Bay

The walk from Thunder Point Coastal Reserve to Stingray Bay took us about 15 - 20 minutes, at a fairly slow pace. It's perfect for children as there are lots of things to look at and the reward of a play on the beach at the end. The wide boardwalk makes it pram friendly too although there are stone steps between the boardwalk and bridge. Toilets are located in the carpark near Stingray Bay.

A great walk for little legs

I can't do the scenery justice with words, but the pictures should help!
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Why? For a breathtaking view of some spectacular coastal scenery
Where: Thunder Point Coastal Reserve
Cost: Free
Your Comment
I have been to Stingray Bay - It is quite a nice view.
by Katy Holliday (score: 3|1133) 2874 days ago
The photo 'Explore the crystal clear rock pools' shows the man and child standing on what looks like a large Aboriginal shell midden. No blame if they didn't know, but we should avoid standing on middens so they can be preserved for as long as possible. Graham Patterson
by graha (score: 0|2) 800 days ago
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