Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside. Breathing in the fresh salty air, listening to the clinking of ropes against masts on sailing boats, watching seagulls fighting over a hot chip and a good walk along a beautiful promenade are up there on my favourites list.
This walk starts at the lovely old Cunningham Pier and meanders along the waterfront. The Bay Walk Bollards, 104 painted woooden sculptures, are scattered along the footpath, the beach and the surrounding grassy area.
The Steam Captain and Sail Captain stand at the entrance to the pier.
The Bathing Beauties are assured of a safe dip in the water, knowing that the Eastern Beach Lifesavers are on duty.
Standing on the beach, you can see right across to the hills of the You Yangs.
Watch the helicopter take off for quick joy flights around the bay.
The Giant Sky Wheel operates 7 days.
Run up and down the stairs near the sea baths, Rocky style.
(I didn't - but feel free to give it a go yourself.)
Reward your exercise with a delicious feed from The Geelong Boathouse, a 100 year old renovated barge. Grab some fish'n'chips to take and eat on the grassy hill outside, or dine in the bistro on the balcony overlooking the bay.
The seafood is fresh and cooked beautifully, the chips were great!
What: Geelong Waterfront
Where: Eastern Beach Rd, Geelong
Why: Seaside promenade, art, scenery, walk
How Much: FREE to walk.
*also nearby Powerhouse Geelong