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Western Port Beaches

Quiet and secluded

The waters of Western Port are full of surprises. It has extensive shallow areas but with deep channels running through. There are a number of islands - the largest being French Island that is only accessible by ferry.

The southern end of the bay offers sandy beaches with quiet coves, alongside surf beaches that look towards Phillip Island. The northern area is a unique and significant mangrove area - critical for fish breeding grounds. The entire area is so significant that it is part of the UNESCO Westernport Biosphere Reserve. Commercial fishing is not permitted, however recreational fishing is.