Sandy Point is small coastal community situated at the entrance of a narrow peninsula. Located at the northern end of Wilsons Promontory National Park, Sandy Point is a perfect and accessible base for exploring the beauty of the natural attractions in the area.
The commercial centre of Sandy Point features a café (in busier times (Dec & Jan and some weekends throughout the year, it offers coffee, ice-cream, pizzas and fish & chips) general store, mini golf facility, tennis courts. It is separated from the beach by the row of sand dunes which constitute the Sandy Point Foreshore Reserve.
The the surf beach runs from Waratah Bay to Shallow Inlet and features wide expanses of sand with the attractive backdrop of mountain peaks along Wilsons Promontory’s west coast in the distance, and are popular with swimmers and surfers and are supported by the local surf life saving club.
On the opposite side of town, Sandy Point Road leads to Shallow Inlet where the compacted sand at the end of the road allows visitors to drive their vehicles right out onto the beach and close to the water’s edge.
Sandy Point is close to other landmarks in the area. The entrance of Wilsons Promontory is just a 20km drive away and Tidal River is another 45km. The small township of Foster is also just 26km away. This small rural town has two supermarkets, butchers, fishmonger, bakeries, a hospital, pharmacy, three cafes and a pub. Fish Creek (19km) is another option for dinner.
The sheltered waters of nearby Shallow Inlet provide a secluded and peaceful setting for a wide range of water-based activities. Shallow Inlet has some magnificent sand dunes, as well as calm shallow areas for swimming, fishing and wind-surfing.
At Sandy Point’s eastern end, a sealed road through the Coastal and Marine Park takes you to Shallow Inlet, where the compacted sand allows you to drive your car onto the beach to park, launch your boat, rig your windsurfer or kite – or simply enjoy the scenery and activities on the water.
Spectacular views across Shallow Inlet and down to Wilsons Promontory can be enjoyed by walking along the Inlet or climbing the sand dunes. The Inlet can also be reached on foot or by bicycle, either along the surf beach and across the dunes or by using the Roy Henderson Trail, a well compacted track from the eastern end of the Sandy Point township through the bush to the Inlet.
There are toilet and barbecue facilities and plenty of safe places for the family to swim and play while you are enjoying the water.
Sandy Point beach allows dogs in certain areas and off-lead at particular times of the year (entrance at Ned Neales Outlook). Both you and your furry friends will enjoy a run on the beach; returning to your ‘home away from home’.
The house has a fully fenced back yard and a kennel. We do ask you don’t bring your dogs inside the house.
Sandy Point is magical all year round. If you’d like to walk to Waratah Bay or Shallow Inlet you’ll have kilometres of unspoilt beach to yourself. You’ll need to rug up; as the saying goes, there’s no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing.