Sorrento Back Beach to St Paul's Beach Walk

827 Melbourne Rd, Sorrento VIC 3943, Australia

Sorrento Back Beach to St Paul's Beach Walk

827 Melbourne Rd, Sorrento VIC 3943, Australia
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28 m
2.2 km
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Walk the back beach for magnificent views (particularly at sunset). Well marked trails with opportunities for various side trips down to the beach too!

Sorrento Back Beach to St Paul's Beach Walk

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The Sorrento back beach offers spectacular views of the coast. You can walk all the way to Cape Shank (approx 25 km) or simply turn back when you've had your fill of the ocean breeze.

The walk features 3 of the 14 paintings as part of the Sorrento-Portsea Artists' Trail. You can find out about the other paintings at

This walk is public transport friendly. You can catch a train to Frankston, then bus 788 all the way to Sorrento. The back beach is an enjoyable and short walk from town, giving you plenty of opportunities to have a look at the cottages on the way.

We went in winter and had the whole place to ourselves!


Points of Interest

1. Watt's Cottage

Home to early settlers in Sorrento, this house was built in 1869. The Pioneer Memorial Garden is well tended with blooms all year round. Tours available (at limited times).

2. Walk towards Cape Schank

Did you enjoy looking at the lovely cottages along the way? At the end of the road, you'll notice signs indicating a variety of walks. Keep going until you see one directing you to Cape Schank.

3. Beautiful views

You might need to pause a few times as there are many places to appreciate the very fine views along the way.

4. St Paul's beach

Follow the sign, it leads you down some steps to a lovely beach but check the tide. If it's high tide you might get flooded or washed away (the currents are strong here)!

5. At St Paul's Beach

A fabulous rock formation that you can walk through. What's on the other side? Only one way to find out!

6. Follow the sign to Jubilee Point

This is the perfect picnic spot (although it can be a bit windy). This short detour gives you great views as well as nice spots to sit and relax.

7. Sorrento - Portsea Artists' Trail

This painting by Emanuel Phillips Fox from 1915 depicts Jubilee Point. It is Point 13 of the Sorrento-Portsea Artists' Trail.

8. Walk towards Jubilee Point

Feels like you're heading out into the horizon!

9. Jubilation at Jubilee Point

You'll not be disappointed by the spectacular views!.

10. Sunset views

We enjoyed the light and shadows cast by the late afternoon sun.


Historical Interest Historical Interest
Art and Culture Art and Culture
Public Transport Public Transport
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Public toilets Public toilets


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