Altona Beach to Altona Coastal Park

87 Pier Street, Altona VIC 3018, Australia

Altona Beach to Altona Coastal Park

87 Pier Street, Altona VIC 3018, Australia

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1 h 15 m
5 km
Easy

A lovely 5km return walk along the Bay Trail West taking in Altona Beach foreshore to Altona Coastal Park.

Altona Beach to Altona Coastal Park

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Summary

A lovely 5km return walk along the Bay Trail West taking in Altona Beach foreshore to Altona Coastal Park.

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Start at Altona station on the Werribee line. Walk towards the foreshore along Pier St. Turn left (west) into the Esplanade and follow the beach path until Surf St.

The path leaves the Esplanade and follows the water past Altona Yacht Club and Altona Angling Club and through the boat ramp car park off Altona Road. Continue over the footbridge, past Altona Sports Club and Altona Bowling Club.

At the end of the beach is Altona Coastal Park. It is the former site for the Willliamstown Racecourse where only the ruins are left now with one lonely palm tree.

A 4-metre sculpture called Requiem for a Champion commemorates the location of the former third largest racecourse in Victoria, graced by Australian thoroughbred champions, including Phar Lap.

For a longer walk in this area, see the Williamstown to Altona walking map.

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Points of Interest

1. Altona Pier

Altona Pier

2. R J Logan Reserve (toilets)

R J Logan Reserve picnic area. There are public toilets at the western edge of the reserve.

3. View to Port Phillip Bay

View to Port Phillip Bay

4. Norfolk Island Pines along Altona Beach

Norfolk Island Pines along Altona Beach Bay Trail.

5. Children's playground

Children's playground at Cresser Reserve

6. Looking back along Altona Beach

Looking back along Altona Beach

7. Pier at Altona Yacht Club

Pier at Altona Yacht Club

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8. Altona Angling Club

Altona Angling Club

9. Altona Boat Ramp

Altona Boat Ramp

10. Picnic table

Picnic table

11. Bridge over canal

Bridge over canal

12. View of Altona Beach from Altona Coastal Park end

View of Altona Beach from Altona Coastal Park end

13. Remnants of Williamstown Racecourse

You might be able to see the ruins of the racecourse grandstand and the sculpture pictured here at left.

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14. Rounded Noon Flower

Rounded Noon Flower is a succulent spreading plant which can form dense carpets of stunning colour. It is native to the Altona area.


Features

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
Historical interest Historical interest
Local treasures Local treasures
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river
Park / Garden Park / Garden