Surf Beach and Surfies Point
Popular surf spots not recommended for swimming. Call island surf shops for condition reports. Access from The Esplanade, off Phillip Island Road.
The home of the famous nightly Penguin Parade and also a noted surfing beach. There is public access until dusk, when the beach is closed off for the Penguin Parade. This beach is not patrolled by lifesavers. Access from Ventnor Road.
Northern bay beaches
Shelly Beach, Cat Bay Beach, Flynns Reef
Shelly Beach is good for beginner surfers, as waves are seldom over one metre in size. Cat Bay Beach and Flynns Beach have waves breaking over flat rock and reef. These beaches are not patrolled by lifesavers. Access from Ventnor Road.
Ventnor Beach, Anchorage Beach
Good swimming beaches with stunning coastal views of Phillip Island and the Mornington Peninsula. Not suitable for surfing and not patrolled by lifesavers. Access from Ventnor Beach Road, off Ventnor Road.
Red Rocks Beach
This sheltered sandy beach is popular with swimmers during the summer months. It is not patrolled by lifesavers. Access from Red Rocks Road.
Popular with swimmers and families over summer thanks to a shallow high tide and facilities near the jetty. This beach is patrolled by lifesavers from Boxing Day (26 December) to Australia Day (26 January). Access from Thompson Avenue and the Esplanade.
For more information and safety guidance, visit beachsafe.org.au.