If you need a relaxing holiday to unwind and enjoy the sea breeze, may we suggest a stroll down to the Point Lonsdale Foreshore Reserve?
This reserve has BBQ facilities and playgrounds for the young ones to enjoy. Point Lonsdale Foreshore Reserve consists of two different playgrounds, at each end of the reserve –
- The Admans Street end, with the larger playground and toilet facilities.
- Loch Street end – smaller playground and BBQ facilities.
Loch Street playground
The smaller playground is quieter and is great for kids who don’t necessarily want to socially interact with many people.
It is about a 2 kilometre walk from Lonsdale Palms to the Loch Street end. If you would like to walk further, you will end up at the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, which is an additional 1 kilometre walk.
The Point Lonsdale Foreshore Reserve has a covered BBQ area, right next to the small playground. It is the only covered area around, so make sure you bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself. Many people do bring their own beach marquee to set up a picnic on the grass.
The playground is fun, including a pair of swings to enjoy. It is great for smaller kids to play on.
There are many picnic tables in the park, overlooking Port Phillip Bay, and with an IGA within walking distance, you could grab yourself a picnic lunch and some refreshing drinks to eat on the foreshore.
Swimming is permitted in Port Phillip Bay. It’s a nice sheltered beach with no big swells. Perfect for the younger swimmers in your family. Bring the beach toys and have so much fun!
However, please be aware during the winter months, the swell can increase to create a surf beach type environment.
Admans Street playground
You will find public toilets at the Admans Street end of the Foreshore Reserve. This end of the park is closer to your accommodation at Lonsdale Palms. The playground is bigger too and many families frequent there.
Parking is free along the street, but keep in mind during weekends and holidays, it can fill up quickly.
This is a place where you can bring your family and have a long, lazy lunch, an entertaining walk along the foreshore, up to the lighthouse if you’d like. There is one main path leading to the Lighthouse, so kids can run ahead as you meander. You can slow down, soak up the sea air and enjoy the wonderful view in our quiet little slice of the world. Strollers can be used along the dirt track, especially when the area has had no rain, although it can be quite rough in parts.
The Tourism Greater Geelong have formed a partnership with the Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (https://www.afdo.org.au/) to help improve access for all. Our ethos for the accommodation at Lonsdale Palms is to ensure everyone has access to a wonderful, relaxing holiday.
We hope you enjoy your stay in the Greater Geelong area.
- Cost: Free
- Address: 136 Point Lonsdale Road, Point Lonsdale
Walking Distance from Lonsdale Palms: Approximately 22 minutes
Driving Distance from Lonsdale Palms: 2 minutes
Google Map directions: click here.