Are you looking for a scenic coastal place to go for a picnic or BBQ? Perhaps you’re looking for a place to throw in the fishing line and go for a short stroll along the coastal track. Look no further. Warneet is a gorgeous picturesque tiny coastal village. Offering a great spot for fishing and has lovely places to spend the day having a picnic or BBQ. The word Warneet is an aboriginal name for river and was formerly known as Crouch’s Beach.
The Warneet South Jetty offers a perfect place to throw in the line. For those with a boat you’ve got the boat ramp next to the jetty. If you don’t have your own boat there are boats for hire near the boat ramp. Ring in advance to ensure the boat hire is open to avoid disappointment. On our visit it was closed, however it was just as restrictions were easing for Covid-19.
Warneet Coastal Track
The coastal track is a very easy flat walk offering scenic coastal views. Along the approximately 1.2km stretch starting off with views of the Warneet South Jetty. This is also a great place to try your luck at catching salmon. On our visit fishermen were reeling in the fish. It was a delight to see.
From the Warneet South Jetty you stroll past the Warneet Motor Yacht Club which opened in 1952. The track hugs the Warneet coastline offering picturesque views and great places to sit and take in the ambience. Watch the boats bobbing up and down as you take in the fresh coastal air. As you walk along there are a couple of information boards to help save the birds of Western Port Bay.
The track then takes you to the Warneet North Jetty which unfortunately you cannot go on as the jetty is in need of repair. Petitions are in place to save the jetty. Lets hope they succeed as it truly is a beautiful landmark. Here you can sit and take in the beauty or continue strolling along the track which winds it’s way past the mangroves to the footy oval and tennis courts. On our visit the wattles were just coming out in flower, they looked beautiful.
Just before the tennis courts there is a lookout offering great views over the Rutherford Inlet. Here you can see the boats in the distance as your eye is drawn over the coastal vegetation. This brings you to the end of the Warneet Coastal Track. What a beautiful place to end up. As you look across the waterway you can just see Cannons Creek.
From here you can return the same way you came. If you are looking to walk further you can continue along through the Warneet Nature Reserve to Blind Bight.
For those looking for a place to have a Picnic/BBQ there’s a couple to choose from. If you have your picnic blanket there are many places to stop at along the track.
- Public Toilets
- Walking Track
- Boat Hire
- Boat launches
- Yacht Club
- Tennis Courts
- Footy oval
Warneet South Jetty Picnic/BBQ area
If you have kids there are picnic tables over looking the beach and jetty. With a BBQ and a small playground for the kids to enjoy it’s a perfect spot for family and friends to gather. Nearby there are public toilets.
Warneet North Jetty Picnic/BBQ area
A little further along the track which you can either drive or walk to is another area with picnic and BBQ facilities. Again there are scenic views as you enjoy your time with family and friends. The area over looks the Warneet North Jetty which was built in 1956. Petitions have been held to save the old jetty. Sadly, due to parts of the jetty missing you are unable to walk on it.
Warneet Reserve Picnic Area
Overlooking the Warneet Reserve there are picnic tables. A lovely place to set up lunch as you watch the kids kick the footy or soccer ball on the oval, or perhaps watch kids of all ages play cricket. Whatever sport they’re/you’re into it’s a beautiful place to unwind.
We had a lovely afternoon strolling along. It is a place we recommend you to go if you are trying to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. With Covid-19 it’s a perfect place to escape people and be out in the fresh coastal sea air.
We grabbed take away which was very yummy from the General Store which you can either drive or walk to. There are sign posts to guide you, you cannot miss it in this tiny town. The people are extremely friendly and helpful.
Places to visit in Warneet
- Warneet South Jetty
- Warneet North Jetty
- Warneet lookout
- Tennis court
- Recreation reserve
- Chinaman Island
- Warneet Coastal Track
- Warneet Nature Conservation Reserve
Places to visit nearby
- Cannons Creek Foreshore
- Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
- Frankston Foreshore and Pier
- Frankston Street Art
- Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve
Warneet is situated along the coastline of Western Port Bay in Victoria.
- Approximately 80km, 1hr 14mins from Melbourne CBD (with tolls)
- Approximately 10km, 10mins from Cannons Creek
- Approximately 28km, 25mins from Hastings
- Approximately 30km, 32mins from Frankston Pier
- Approximately 15km, 13mins from Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Have you explored along the Western Port Bay of Victoria, if you have we’d love to hear about your experiences. Perhaps you have some tips on places we should explore.