A beautiful walk along the bluestone sea wall of Black Rock beach to Ricketts Point Tea House and Marine Sanctuary. It’s possible to walk the whole way without getting sand in your shoes!
Start at Black Rock Gardens which is overlooked by the famous four faced clock tower.
In the gardens there is an awesome playground for the kids and a BBQ and picnic table for the adults. Other amenities include a drinking fountain and a toilet block.
Follow the ramp down to the sea wall sealed pathway and wind your way next to the beautiful clear water and sections of beach. At the end of the wall there is another grassy picnic area with a rotunda, table and chairs or the sheltered Quiet Corner beach where there are often swans and pelicans.
To get to Rickets Point you can either walk along the beach or head up the stairs and take the Bay Trail along Beach Road.
If you’d prefer to turn around you can go back the way you came or through the vegetation along the unsealed coastal cliff top path.
The link above is to Parks Victoria's Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary page, which is very much worth a read.
This 4 faced clock and brick tower was built in 1959 and still keeps the time today.
The playground has a nautical theme of course! There are picnic tables, BBQ's and toilets here also.
Take this path down to the beach. There are several other options also.
The sea wall was developed to protect Beach Road. Sections have been built using original bluestone from the Old Melbourne Gaol. The inscriptions on stones are still visible.
A special place to snorkel and see schools of fish and other marine creatures. Be amazed at what lives just below the surface!
There are often swans and pelicans at this spot. If they are not there, they are probably further along at Rickets Point.
The wall ends here at this peaceful beach. Further along the beach is Rickett's Point.
The narrow unsealed coast walking path runs parallel with Beach Road winding its way through coastal heathland with elevated views out over the Bay and beaches to the city.
With the water on one side and the natural vegetation hiding the road on the other, the is nothing to disturb the peace!
Another access point to the beach.
The rocks are covered with green and red algae which shelters a range of invertebrates including brittle stars, bristle worms and crustaceans.