Sandy Point Conservation Area

99 The Strand, Newport VIC 3015, Australia

Sandy Point Conservation Area

99 The Strand, Newport VIC 3015, Australia
Staff Pick
30 m
2.03 km
Easy

Summary

Sandy Point is a pleasant walk on reclaimed land that was once a dumping ground for the old Newport power station.

Sandy Point Conservation Area

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Sandy Point is a small area at the mouth of the Yarra River in Newport that is now home to indigenous plants and abundant bird life including plovers, spoonbills and sandpipers. The Spit, which is popular with fishermen, leads far out into the water and was created by the dredging of the Yarra River.

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Points of Interest

1. Entrance gate to Sandy Point Conservation Area

Entrance gate to Sandy Point Conservation Area

2. Million dollar views of The Strand

Sandy Point gives unique views to the real estate as well as Greenwich Bay

3. Port of Melbourne from Sandy Point

Melbourne's new container terminal is visible with its colours of grey and orange from Sandy Point

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4. View over Hobsons Bay

View over Hobsons Bay with the container terminal on the left and Williamstown on the right.

5. Mangroves with Newport Power Station in the background

Revegetated mangroves with Newport Power Station in the background

6. Newport Boat Ramp

Newport Boat Ramp is popular with local boat owners

7. Greenwich Baseball Reserve

Toilets are available at the Williamstown Wolves Baseball Club pavilion

8. Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail walking/cycling path

Watch out for bike riders passing Sandy Point. The bike path is very popular on sunny days.

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9. The Spit is popular with fishermen

The Spit is popular with fishermen

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