Are you looking for a scenic beach to lay your towel down and simply relax as you take in the gorgeous Bass Coastline along the Western Port Bay? A beach where you could walk and walk. Once you’ve soaked up the sunshine lying on your beach towel go for a dip in the Westernport Bay. Clamber over the rocks, wade through rock pools. Perhaps you are after a place to throw in your fishing line or maybe build sand castles with the kids? Look no further this is the beach for you.
For those not wanting to tackle the stairs to the beach, there are seats positioned at the top of the stair case at the Fisher Street access. Here you can stop and take in the serenity and fresh coastal sea air.
We had a 3 day beach side escape on Phillip Island over the Easter Break. We camped at one of the caravan parks in Cowes, we could literally step out of the camper van and within a few steps we were on Cowes Beach. From here we leisurely walked along the scenic beach and ended up at Ventnor Beach. Whilst it wasn’t a day for sun baking, many like ourselves took the opportunity to walk along the sandy beach. Many were locals walking their dogs. Being school holidays several families were having fun building sand castles and burying each other in the sand.
As we strolled along our eyes gazed across Western Port Bay where we could see the waves crashing in along the Mornington Peninsula which is situated across the bay. We watched the cruise boat that goes out to Seal Rocks at the Nobbies and the ferry that goes to/from Cowes to Stoney Point and French Island. Noting this was something we must do on our return trip to Phillip Island.
Part of our walk we came across rocks which created gorgeous rock pools. There’s something about walking around rock pools in search for stranded fish or small crabs of which we saw neither on this day. There were however gorgeous water birds nestled & standing on the rocks.
On this occasion in some areas the seaweed has washed ashore and was up to our knees. This was quite a sight to see. I think this would have to be the most seaweed I’ve witnessed as we walked along near the Cowes Boat Ramp Jetty. It took us back to our Asian holidays where the locals would be out collecting the seaweed. Here fellow walkers had fun walking through it.
Reasons to visit Ventnor Beach
- Safe to swim
- Dog friendly – check the sign as times and rules apply
- Family friendly
Ventnor Beach Facilities
- Small playground nearby
- Picnic area nearby
- Nearby boardwalk
Nearby places to explore
Below are some of the places we explored on our 3 day stay on Phillip Island. There are so many things to see and do. The list below is just a few of the attractions on offer at Phillip Island. Click on the links to learn more.
- Cowes, Phillip Island
- Cowes Jetty, Phillip Island
- Wildlife on Phillip Island
- The Nobbies, Phillip Island
- Cat Bay, Phillip Island
- Conservation Hill & Rhyll Inlet, Phillip Island
- Nobbies Centre, Phillip Island
Ventnor Beach Location
Ventnor Beach is situated on Phillip Island which is in the Gippsland Region of Victoria.
- Ventnor Beach Road, Ventnor, Victoria 3922
- Approximately 8.1km, 12mins from Cowes Jetty
- Approximately 144km, 2hrs from Melbourne CBD
Most people have an all time favourite beach, do you have one? We’d love to hear about it and why it became your favourite beach. Was it fond memories held there, perfect sand, views from the beach or….?