Venus Bay is a very popular destination for tourists and locals especially in the summer months. A scenic wide sandy beach that goes for miles. A beach where you’ll witness people collecting Pipi’s or just strolling along the beach. In the summer months the beach is covered with people basking in the sun, making sand castles and taking in the beauty.
It’s legal to collect the Pipi’s from Venus Bay provided you have a fishing licence and follow the rules. There are notices to clearly advise the rules on how many you can collect, size allowed to be collected and how to collect them.
If you have ever wondered about the life of a Pipi you have come to the right spot. At the car park you’ll find information boards explaining the life of a Pipi and more details on collecting Pipi’s.
A day trip from Melbourne down the Bass Coast took us to Venus Bay. It was an extremely windy wet day. A day where most people were sheltered inside with their heater on. Not us. We were striding along the deserted wide sandy beach. Hardly a sole in sight. We almost has the beach to ourselves!! Something you definitely don’t get in the summer months.
We strode along the scenic wide beach with the wind blowing through our hair. This had become a very common occurrence on this day trip!! On one side of us the waves were crashing into the shore, washing up cuttle fish and bits of sea weed. Foam from the crashing waves was blowing along the beach. On the other side of us were the rolling sand dunes. Sand dunes that as a kid fond memories were made as we used to slide down the dunes, play hide n seek and on some occasions shelter from the wind or basking sun.
Our Day Trip
With our first stop being Kilcunda where we strolled along the beach, checked out the Bourne Creek Trestle Bridge, Kilcunda before heading to Twin Reefs, Inverloch where we stopped briefly before reaching Venus Bay. We had a great day despite the weather conditions and fully grateful for exploring this scenic part of Victoria. It is a very easy drive from Melbourne CBD. There are many places you could opt to stop at, however as it was a day trip we were restricted with time. If you have more time you could explore Inverloch, Phillip Island, Wonthaggi, Wilson’s Promontory to name just a few awesome places worth adventuring to.
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Venus Bay Facilities
Venus Bay is broken up into 3 beaches. We visited beach 1 which has a reasonable size car park. If you do not want to venture onto the beach you can sit and take in the serenity and atmosphere from the park benches provided. A great place to eat fish n chips. There is a life saving club which patrols this beautiful beach in summer. Public toilets are situated at the car park.
At the car park you will find a notice board providing information on the coastal park.
You need to check the signs before unleashing your dog. On this beach you can take your best buddy on the beach provided it’s on a lead and it’s not in the summer period. There are many beaches along the Bass Coast where dogs are not allowed. Ensure you check where you can take you best friend before heading off to avoid disappointment.
Venus Beach, Venus Bay, Victoria Location
- 9 Surf Drive, Venus Bay VIC 3956
- Approximately 169km, 2hr 15mins from Melbourne CBD
We haven’t explored enough of the scenic Bass Coast and have so many places we want to. Do you have any suggestions of places that you think we should explore? We’d love to hear about them.