You cannot visit Cowes, Phillip Island without taking at least a stroll out onto Cowes Jetty which was built in 1870. The jetty is a popular spot for fishermen who can be seen lined along the length of the jetty. It is also where the Ferry departs/arrives to/from Stony Point and nearby French Island. You can also catch a cruise to check out the seals at Seal Rock.
When we visited the jetty it was being upgraded, that certainly didn’t stop the fishermen frequenting the pier, others like ourselves walking out to the end of the jetty. From the end of the jetty you get a lovely view looking back into Cowes. The small sheltered beaches that are situated near the pier with tourists enjoying their sandy beach escape.
For those looking for a place to meet up with family & friends nearby you can find BBQ’s and a playground. As you have a BBQ or picnic and relax taking in the fresh sea air, your eye can be drawn to the Cowes Jetty.
Places to visit on Phillip Island
For a relatively small island there are lots of places of interest to explore on Phillip Island. Below are some of the places we visited on our 3 day escape. The Nobbies would have to be our favorite place to explore, the stroll along the boardwalk offering spectacular views cannot be missed. Click on the link to find out more about Phillip Island.
If you’d like to find out more about the places we explored click on the links below and don’t forget to checkout about the Wildlife on Phillip Island.
- Ventnor Common Bushland Reserve
- Cat Bay
- Pyramid Rock
- Nobbies Ocean Discovery Centre
- Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Visitor Centre and Go Karts
- Smiths Beach
- Conservation Hill & Rhyll Inlet, Phillip Island
- Ventnor Beach
- Phillip Island
Cowes Jetty Location
Cowes Jetty is located on Phillip Island which is in the Gippsland Region of Victoria.
- Approximately 142km, 2hrs from Melbourne CBD
What draws you to exploring jetty and piers? For me I love to go for a walk on both jetties and piers, especially the old ones which hold so much character. We would love to hear about your experiences and if you have any tips of places we should explore.