Point Roadknight, Anglesea VIC
Ankle Deep Water for Kids in Victoria

 
Point Roadknight is a sandstone outcrop at the southern end of Anglesea, which forms a protective headland behind which a broad expanse of flat, fine sand has accumulated. At low tide the beach extends well over 50 metres from the vegetated foreshore, and in calm seas you can walk a similar distance again out into the water without even getting your shorts wet. For a stretch of coastline famous for its surf beaches, this is the calmest ocean beach that I have found along the Great Ocean Road. The headland at Point Roadknight in Anglesea Above: The headland at Point Roadknight in Anglesea at low tide

The beach has views of the adjacent headland in one direction, and beachfront all the way to Anglesea Beach in the other direction, several kilometres into the distance. Gentle waves for beginners surfing can be found a few hundred metres to the north of the point, on the other side of the kiosk.
On my most recent visit here, there were a bunch of schoolkids learning to surf in the small waves here. View from Point Roadknight towards Anglesea Beach Above: The view from Point Roadknight towards Anglesea Beach at low tide

At low tide you can also wander out to the point for a closer look at the rock formation, the ocean and do some bird spotting for the threatened hooded plover birds that fossick for food at the water's edge and nest in the dunes nearby.
Essential Information Before You Go:
Location: Point Roadknight, Eighth Avenue, Anglesea, 120 km (approx. 90 minute drive) south-west of the Melbourne CBD.
Latitude:-38.427966 Longitude:144.179469
Getting there: To get to Anglesea, take the Princes Fwy (M1) towards Geelong, continuing on the Geelong bypass until you reach Waurn Ponds. From there follow the signs to the Great Ocean Road along the Anglesea Road (C134) and then the Great Ocean Road (B100) to Anglesea. Travel through to the southern end of Anglesea, turning left into Third Avenue and then right into Eighth Avenue. You will go through several roundabouts before reaching the beach car park.
General facilities: At the Point Roadknight car park there is car parking, rubbish bins, a picnic table, a bike rail and a walking trail. About 150 metres to the north along the beach is a kiosk and toilets, and more car parking.
Baby change facilities: No
Sun shade: No shade available on the beach.
Entrance fee: None
Opening times: Always open
Wheelchair access: Disabled parking space available, but no path across the sand to the water
Prohibitions: No camping, no fires, no littering, no smoking, no horses. No dogs are allowed along the beach south of the car park heading out to Point Roadknight. North of the car park dogs are not allowed 9am to 7pm from 1 Dec to 28 Feb and over Easter. Outside of these times and dates, dogs are allowed off leash.
Managing authority: Great Ocean Road Coast Committee
Accommodation Options: If you are planning to stay overnight in the area you can try accommodation in Anglesea
Nearby attractions: St Georges River inlet, 30 km south of Point Roadknight.
Before you head out, make sure to read the water safety information. This beach is not patrolled by lifeguards. If you would prefer to swim at a beach with lifeguards during the peak summer holiday period, Anglesea Beach is approximately 5 km to the north and is patrolled during peak summer periods. The managing authority also advises that there are submerged rocks, slippery rocks, unstable cliffs and a drain pipe along this stretch of beach, which includes the rocky area out towards the point.
Locality Map:
The marker indicates the location of the car park at Point Roadknight.
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