Sandy Point is an idyllic small coastal village two hours drive south east of Melbourne.
Located at the northern end of Wilsons Promontory National Park and fronting both the surf beach of Waratah Bay and the water sports mecca of Shallow Inlet, Sandy Point is a perfect and accessible base for exploring the beauty of the natural attractions in the area.
Sandy Point has a permanent population of just over 200 people, with a great many holiday homes and rental properties occupied at weekends and over holiday times swelling the population at times to several thousand.
It is set back unobtrusively behind the dunes, with multiple tracks through to the surf beach. Its commercial centre on Beach Parade, opposite the Sandy Point Foreshore Reserve and main access path to the Surf Life Saving Club and beach, features a well stocked general store, café, mini golf course and two real estate offices. There are also tennis courts, two playparks, a half basketball court, and several barbecue facilities.
The wide sandy beach fronting Waratah Bay has good surfing conditions and is popular with swimmers, surfers, kite surfers and windsurfers. It is also a popular fishing spot. At low tide, bikes can be ridden along the beach and its more isolated reaches are also used for land yachting.
Close to the main beach track is the Waratah Bay Surf Life Saving Club, which patrols the beach and surf in season.. During peak times the clubhouse bar is open to the public and is a great place to watch the sun set over Waratah Bay. You can view current surf conditions using the webcam at the surf life saving club which is hosted on the Trigger Brothers website.
At Sandy Point's eastern end, a sealed road through the Coastal and Marine Park takes you to Shallow Inlet, where the compacted sand allows you to drive your car onto the beach to park, launch your boat, rig your windsurfer or simply enjoy the scenery and activities on the water.
Spectacular views across Shallow Inlet and down to Wilsons Promontory can be enjoyed by walking along the Inlet or climbing the sand dunes. The Inlet can also be reached on foot or by bicycle, either along the surf beach and across the dunes or by using the Roy Henderson Trail, a well compacted track from the eastern end of the Sandy Point township through the bush to the Inlet. You can view conditions at the Inlet from a webcam located on a house near the inlet.