Driving from Cowes to the Nobbies we stopped off at Cat Bay also known as Shelly Beach. Here we found a large carpark from which you reach the gorgeous beach via a large set of stairs. We had a lovely walk along the sandy beach. Whilst there were no surfers on our visit, Cat Bay is a popular beach for surfers of all levels to enjoy. It is not recommended to swim here.
There are awesome views of Cat Bay from the cliff top. You are bound to see the Cape Barren Geese waddling long the cliffs. Note Dogs are not allowed.
Reasons to visit Cat Bay
- Surf Beach
- Beach enthusiasts
Other places to visit on Phillip Island
There are lots of places to explore on Phillip Island and things to do. Who would have thought a small island could offer so much. It is easy to see why Phillip Island is so popular with not only foreign tourists but also locals.
Below are some of the places we visited on our 3 day escape to Phillip Island. Yes, we loved our stay. I hear you ask would you have stayed longer…we could definitely have stayed longer!!
- Cowes, Phillip Island
- Cowes Jetty, Phillip Island
- Wildlife on Phillip Island
- The Nobbies, Phillip Island
- Nobbies Centre, Phillip Island
Cat Bay Location
Cat Bay is located on Phillip Island which is situated in the Gippsland Region of Victoria. Short distance to the popular Nobbies and Summerlands beach where the Penguin Parade is located.
- Ventnor Road, Summerlands, Phillip Island
- Approximately 147km 2hrs 20mins from Melbourne CBD
- Approximately 13km, 16mins from Cowes Jetty
- Approximately 2.7km, 6mins from the Nobbies
Have you visited or surfed at Cat Bay? If you have we’d love to hear about your experience or perhaps there’s another beach you recommend we check out.