REEVES BEACH, VIC

Surf eating solitude, at Gippsland’s Reeves Beach. Pic: parks.vic.giv.au

Reeves Beach is a hidden gem of a campground nestled amongst the coastal dunes of the East Gippsland region.

This tranquil coastal campsite is the perfect short-term nature retreat for metro Melbournians looking to escape for a stress-free seaside break.

The pretty coastal reserve offers free camping and is located just 100km north of Wilsons Promontory and 230km east of Melbourne. The area has quite basic camping facilities so is best suited to fairly self-sufficient campers.

Reeves Beach is a first rate spot for those looking to experience the pristine Gippsland coast in all its unadulterated glory. Perfect for a sun-soaked summer beach holiday, or even a cosy winter weekend of camping, wood fires and beach fishing.

STUFF TO DO

4WDING is allowed along some sections of Ninety Mile Beach as well as on nearby McLaughlins Beach.

A 4WD track runs through the dunes connecting Reeves Beach (the southernmost section of Ninety Mile Beach) with McLaughlins, and ends at Shoal Inlet.

FISHING the beach can be productive for a number of cool water species. Tailor and Australian salmon are caught on metal slugs and pilchard baits year round, while gummy sharks and jewfish are targeted on fresh mullet and tailor slab baits during the warmer months.

SURFING is possible on any number of beach break peaks along the length of Ninety Mile Beach. The prevailing southerly swell is consistent for most of the year, while offshore winds are most common during the autumn and winter months.

Beware of chilly water temperatures even in summer!

IMPORTANT INFO

LOCATION: 230km southwest of Melbourne.

CAMPING: Free camping is available at the Reeves Beach Coastal Reserve campground in the dunes behind the beach.

Facilities are very limited so campers must be largely self-sufficient. Pit toilets are provided

FUEL is available at Melbourne and Woodside.

MORE INFO is available at www.parkweb.vic.gov.au