Beaches and boardwalks of Phillip Island
Rhyll is picturesque in the morning, when the tide is out and the colourful boats are reflected on the water. To the left of the jetty, the beach is littered with an assortment of seashells, washed ashore during the night's high tide.
Cape Woolamai is good for a long beach walk and for watching surfers manouvere their boards along the massive waves. Watch out for eggs and chicks on the ground, as colonies of endangered Hooded Plovers nest at the high tide line and migratory Short Tailed Shearwaters reside here from September until April, when they begin the long flight home to Alaska.
Pyramid Rock has spectacular views from the walkway. The colours and patterns of the ocean below are incredible. Where the rocky ocean floor ends and a patch of sand begins, the blue sea turns a brilliant green and the swirls of the tide and currents create large ripples in the water.
The boardwalk was a nice walk, with bright wildflowers and coloured vegetation either side.
As sunset approached we drove around looking for a place to watch it. At the end of Justice Road, there is a small parking area and beach access track. A group of black swans were just swimming away as we arrived.
The views across to French Island and the South Side of the Mornington Peninsula were amazing. We looked towards Flinders as the sky turned orange and the lights of the seaside towns turned on for the night.
Pizza and pasta at Isola Di Capri was the perfect end to the day. This Italian restaurant has been open for over 40 years and delivered great food and service.
What: Beaches and boardwalks
Where: Phillip Island
Why: wildlife, nature, beaches, walks
How Much: FREE to walk