Cunningham Pier to Eastern Beach, Geelong

2 Moorabool St, Geelong VIC 3220, Australia

Cunningham Pier to Eastern Beach, Geelong

2 Moorabool St, Geelong VIC 3220, Australia
Staff Pick
26 m
1.75 km
Very Easy

Summary

Walk from Cunningham Pier along the foreshore to Eastern Beach

Cunningham Pier to Eastern Beach, Geelong

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Description

Start at the Cunningham Pier, opened in the mid 1850s for loading and unloading cargo, at the eastern end of Western Foreshore Rd. Notice the many colourful bollards, some of local characters, sprinkled along the foreshore. In between the Cunningham Pier and the Steampacket Gardens stands the famous floating Christmas tree at the seasonal end of the year. Pass The Carousel, which dates back to 1892, and the buoys on the foreshore imbedded in the ground near the Wharf Shed Café. Cross Yarra St where the famous Fishermen’s Pier Restaurant overlooks the bay and many sailing vessels in the marina. Keep travelling along the foreshore to Eastern Beach, the much-loved Art Deco masterpiece and favourite since opening in the late 1930s and fully restored in the 1990s. It is a great place to spend a warm, sunny day and very popular in summer.

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Points of Interest

1. Cunningham Pier

Cunningham Pier with lifesaving bollards

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2. Buoys imbedded in Steampacket Gardens

Buoys imbedded in Steampacket Gardens

3. Marina

Fishermen’s Pier Restaurant overlooks the bay and many sailing vessels in the marina.

4. Bollard at the corner of Ritchie Blvd

Bollard at the corner of Ritchie Blvd

5. Lifesaving bollards

Lifesaving bollards

6. Bathing beauty bollards

Bathing beauty bollards

7. Stately houses along Eastern Beach

Stately houses along Eastern Beach in front of a beach shelter

8. View to Eastern Beach from Swimming Enclosure

View to Eastern Beach from Swimming Enclosure

9. Eastern Beach Swimming Enclosure and Promenade

Eastern Beach Swimming Enclosure and Promenade

10. Children's pool with fountain

Children's pool with fountain

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)
Public Transport Public Transport
Playground Playground
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Drinking Water Available Drinking Water Available
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly

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