Beaches of Warrnambool

Swim, surf, sun and some silliness. Warrnambool is surrounded by coastline offing a mix of protected swimming beaches, exposed surf breaks and fun exploration. Did you know there are over 29 known, although not all found, shipwrecks in the area?

Running between the Breakwater and the famous whale nursery at Logans Beach, is the award-winning Foreshore Promenade. The Foreshore Promenade is a scenic trail popular with walkers, runners, cyclists and skaters. Take a towel, stop off for a surf or swim, and don’t forget your camera.

Breakwater & Stingray Bay

The historic 1890 Breakwater has great views of the harbour and the city. At the mouth of the Merri River, Stingray Bay, is a beautiful sheltered cove where you can explore crystal-clear rock pools.

Lady Bay

Warrnambool’s picturesque Lady Bay offers protected swimming along with surfing, yachting and windsurfing. There are over 29 shipwrecks in Lady Bay with interpretative signage highlighting some of the tragedies.

The Warrnambool Surf Lifesaving Club patrols Lady Bay during the summer months and popular weekends. Visit Beach Safe website for more information.

Logans Beach

On the eastern bank of the Hopkins River mouth is Logans Beach. Logans Beach is most famous as the nursing ground for the Southern Right Whale. Each year, roughly between late May and early October, the whales return to Logan’s Beach where in clear view of the shore, the gentle mothers and their giant children loll about and play, enjoying the shelter of Lady Bay.

Middle Island

The Middle Island Maremma Project is a unique environmental program that uses a special breed of Maremma dogs to protect birds and penguins from fox and dog predation. The Maremma breed has been used in Italy for centuries to protect domestic animals, but wild birds were a new challenge.

Accommodation Nearby

Fairholme Apartments


Warrnambool Retreat


Banyan Place


Deakin Warrnambool Units


Things To Do Nearby

Places To Eat & Drink

Pippies By The Bay


Macey’s Bistro


The Whalers Hotel


Curly’s Pizza and Pasta


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