Point Ormond to Brighton Coastal Walk

29 Ormond Esplanade, Elwood VIC 3184, Australia

Point Ormond to Brighton Coastal Walk

29 Ormond Esplanade, Elwood VIC 3184, Australia
Staff Pick
1 h 17 m
5.14 km
Easy
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Summary

A wonderful coastal trail with lovely views of the horizon. There are long stretches of sand for lazing about, a playground, dog off lead areas, the iconic Brighton beach boxes and other local gems!

Point Ormond to Brighton Coastal Walk

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Description

The walk gives you a good opportunity to imagine life as a millionaire. Some of the houses are sleek and stylish, others simply enormous.

You can start and stop your walk from any point on the beach trail. As the train line follows the coastline, you can catch a train on the Sandringham line and hop on and off as you please.

There are public toilets on the way, ice-cream stops and water fountains/bubblers. However, it's always best to bring your own water, a hat and plenty of sunscreen for sunny days.

Although the paths for pedestrians and cyclists are separate for most of the trail, sometimes they are shared lanes. While most cyclists are cautious, some ride along at quite a speed and don't tend to ring their bells so please keep a lookout for them. Be especially cautious on the Beach Road cycle trail or when crossing the road as cyclists tend to cycle as if driving on a freeway.

You'll probably also see several dogs enjoying the water or a walk their owners. Unless in defined dog off lead area, dogs should be kept on a lead.

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Points of Interest

1. Native flowers and bushes

There are plenty of native trees and flowers planted just a few steps back from the beach. There are a few grassy areas that are shady and away from the sand if you need refuge from the beach.

2. Walk, skate or scoot

It's great that the paths for walkers and cyclists are separated for most of the trail. The pedestrian trail is smooth, well maintained and clearly marked. Or you can simply walk along the beach!

3. Beach as far as you can see

Beach with a lovely view of the sea. Read a book, have a nap, bring a picnic, build a sandcastle, go for a swim... the possibilities are endless.

4. Ships ahoy - playground

A fabulous wooden construction that looks like a ship! Great for kids to clamber and explore. Plenty of shade provided as well.

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5. Information boards

Information boards are great for telling you more about the area - the birds, Indigenous culture, names of local plants etc.

6. Barraimal (Emu) Constellation

The Emu Constellation according to the Boon Wurrung people. More information available on nearby information boards.

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7. Black swans

We saw a pair of canoodling black swans!

8. Middle Brighton Baths

The legendary Ice Berger swimmers swim here. They swim all year around, even in winter! There is also a gym, steam room, cafe and restaurant - all housed in a lovely historic art deco building.

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9. Royal Brighton Yacht Club and dog off lead area

Great view of the yachts from here. This is also a dog off lead area, though off lead times do change depending on the time of year.

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10. Inspiration chairs

Take a seat and be inspired, reflect and celebrate! A nice touch - each chair has a little plaque with a theme. This one's The Togetherness Chair

11. Brighton Beach Boxes

The Brighton Beach Boxes are iconic. All painted in bright colours, they're popular with photographers and tourists. Some of the boxes have wonderful artwork painted on them too.

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12. Mosaic

A few pieces of colourful mosaic can be found here.

Features

Historical Interest Historical Interest
Local Treasures Local Treasures
Art and Culture Art and Culture
Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
General General
Public Transport Public Transport
Playground Playground
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Drinking Water Available Drinking Water Available
Seating Available Seating Available
Dog off-leash area Dog off-leash area
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly

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