Ninety Mile Beach, Victoria

Ninety Mile Beach, Gippsland, VIC.

Ninety Mile Beach, Victoria

Ninety Mile Beach, located in the Gippsland region on Victoria’s south-eastern coastline, is one of the longest uninterrupted beaches in the world. Stand on the beach and watch the beach disappear into the salty sea spray in the distance. You might find that your footprints are the only ones in the sand that day. This is one of the most natural and unspoilt beaches in the world and is ideal for activities from beach fishing and swimming to walking, whale and dolphin-spotting or just lazing in the sun. Sun, sand and lush national parks all create the perfect holiday environment.

Victoria’s Ninety Mile Beach is a 90-mile long stretch of pristine golden sand that separates the Gippsland Lakes from Bass Strait. Stretching as far as the eye can see it is one of the most natural and unspoilt beaches in the world. It is also the third longest uninterrupted beach in the world.

The beach sits at the edge of the Gippsland Lakes, the largest inland water system in the Southern Hemisphere. Woodside Beach is recognised as the start of the Ninety Mile Beach. The swimming beach is patrolled over summer and camping is available in the caravan park beside the beach.

Adjacent to the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park, Ninety Mile Beach Marine National Park covers five kilometres of coastline. The beach lies on the edge of a long slender sand dune and the absence of rocky outcrops or headlands results in an endless vista of sand and sea. Beneath the water, vast plains of sand stretch in every direction and provide a refuge for more species per square metre than most other marine habitats in the world. The park also has a rich indigenous history and is part of the country of the Gunaikurnai Aboriginal people.

The charming seaside village of Lakes Entrance sits on the edge of Ninety Mile Beach where the Gippsland Lakes meets the Southern Ocean. Lakes Entrance is the perfect location for all types of water activities; but is especially renowned for its fishing.

Try river fishing for bream, ocean beach fishing for open water fish, or launch a boat at one of the many ramps along the foreshore. The Ninety Mile Beach Surf Fishing Competition, Australia's largest surf fishing competition, is held at Ninety Mile Beach annually during late January.

Loch Sport is another small town located east of Sale on a narrow spit of land between the sand dunes of Ninety Mile Beach and Lake Victoria. The shallow sandy beach of Lake Victoria at Loch Sport is a popular spot for swimming.

Enjoy a picnic at Sperm Whale Head in The Lakes National Park, and watch out for dolphins and whales during the migration season.

Take the Ninety Mile Beach Wildlife Trail and keep a lookout for kangaroos, emus and echidnas in and around the beach area. Along the trail you’ll also encounter historic towns and villages, gourmet local produce, and local arts and crafts.

Ninety Mile Beach is approximately 260 kilometres from Melbourne.

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