Perched above the point where Port Phillip Bay meets Bass Strait, Point Lonsdale boasts both sheltered bay beaches and a dramatic and breathtaking strip of rugged ocean frontage where the Western Victorian surf coast begins.
Point Lonsdale has a small strip of shops facing the front beach, including clothing and homewares boutiques, several cafes and take-away food stores and a supermarket. There are public barbecues and a children's playground on the main strip with sea views towards Portsea.
The Rip View Lookout is a great place to enjoy the views across Port Phillip heads and watch the tankers, container ships and cruise liners and boats of all sizes and descriptions being guided through the narrow heads by the Port Phillip Sea Pilot. All marine traffic bound for Melbourne passes through Port Phillip Heads. From there you can walk to the lighthouse, along the pier to see what's biting and visit Buckley's Cave.