This is a lovely walk to do as a family in all types of weather. It is not too far for childrens' little legs and the kids can play in the sand if they get tired.
Park at the 5th car park along the Barwon Heads-Ocean Grove Road to walk this full loop (but you can park at any of the car parks along this road to shorten the walk if you desire).
From the carpark, walk to the beach via the track and stairs, then walk along the beach following it around the headland until you reach the Barwon Heads bridge.
Walk under the bridge and walk alongside the Barwon River until you reach the stairs that will take you up to the caravan park. Walk through the caravan park until you get to the road. Carefully cross the road (making sure any children are being supervised as this road is very busy) and continue to the car park.
For information about dogs on Ocean Grove beaches, please refer to Point of Interest #10.
This is a beautiful beach for walking and playing. The sand is so soft and the views of the Barwon Bluff are exquisite.
If your kids want to play in the sand then stop for a rest. It is so therapeutic for kids to play in the sand. Try and keep your kids off the dunes though. There is a good spot later on this walk!
This bridge is great fun to photograph and the kids really love walking under it.
This section of beach is really fun because there is a large deposit of sand here and it is ok for kids to play here without damaging the dune system.
It is so nice to run in some open space!
Kids can never get enough sand play!
The tide will dictate how much sand you have to walk on but walking on the rocks is always an option! Please note dogs are allowed off-leash from May 1 to Nov 30 only in this area.
The sand is very "squelchy" and feels wonderful between your toes!
You can walk through the Caravan Park to get to the road. Find a safe place to cross over to the carpark.
If you want to walk your dog off-leash in Ocean Grove this area is off-leash year-round. It's NOT included on this walking route. Refer to this map for rules regarding river loop area and dogs.