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Medium Walks

Number 16 Beach to Bridgewater Bay (part of The Coastal Walk)

Walk Difficulty From the Number 16 Beach car park proceed 100m along the road to where the historic Lifesaving Track heads off into the dense bushland. The 11km Lifesaving Track was built in the 1890s to provide better access to the coast after two devastating shipwrecks. There were 16 strategic points set up along the track as launch sites for rescue operations should ships became distressed.

The track passes two inland exits at Carslake Avenue and Tibir Street before reaching picturesque Dimmicks Beach. Continuing on, it traverses sand dunes and spectacular cliff tops as it passes the Pearse Road and Royadie Road exits before reaching beautiful Bridgewater Bay. At this point a circuit walk gives access to St Johns Wood car park and a detour to the intriguing rock pools of Bridgewater Bay, access is available via a steep staircase.

This walk can be completed in either direction, and connects the Rye Ocean Beach in the east to Diamond Bay in the west as part of the 30km Coastal Walk.

  • Address:
Number Sixteen Access Road Rye Victoria 3941
  • Route Information:
One way
  • Start Location:
Number Sixteen Access Road Rye Victoria 3941
  • End Location:
150 Saint Johns Wood Road Blairgowrie Victoria 3942
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  • Facilities:
Public Toilet
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