Sand, Sea, Surf – Forrest Caves

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To be honest, you’re not likely to go ga-ga at the mention of Phillip Island’s Forrest Caves, unless you have a passion for surfing. There are three exposed beaches on this 1.3 km of coastline with extensive rocks, reefs and bluffs around. These waves have strong rips with a number of breaks over the reefs. Breaking the waves, flipping the board, turtle roll! You can realise all these moves here!

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A 45-minute return walk along some large sand dunes will bring you to Forrest Caves. These are large sea caverns in the rock carved by the unceasing erosive action of the waves. The caves become exposed and are accessible only during low tide.

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Forrest Caves carpark viewed from the wooden steps.
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First view of the ocean from the viewing platform.

You get to see some beautiful colours on this walk – the red stained tuff rocks, grey boulders, green tussock grass, the blue sky, white waves and golden sands. Best of all, the whole beach was deserted. What a special way to be spending my last few hours in Phillip Island!

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Approaching the sea caves at low tide.

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9 thoughts on “Sand, Sea, Surf – Forrest Caves

  1. That’s so beautiful! The pictures are amazing! I love when the beach is empty. It’s a totally different feeling than when it’s packed with people.

      1. Absolutely. This is what I love about Phillip Island. Miles and miles of isolated beaches. There’s plenty of open space for everyone without people getting in the way of your photographic moment! 🙂

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