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Picnic shelters at Sorrento car park

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Sorrento Back Beach from Coppins track (photo: Kim Cott)

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Sorrento from the Rotunda lookout (photo: Kim Cott)

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Sorrento Back Beach from Coppins track (photo: Kim Cott)

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Sorrento Back Beach (photo: Kim Cott)

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Sorrento Ocean Beach (photo: Jess Mackay)

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Coppins Track

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Coppins Track (photo: Jess Mackay)

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Coppins Lookout (photo: Jess Mackay)

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Barbeque
Short walk
Sight-seeing
Snorkelling/SCUBA Diving
Surfing
Swimming

Sorrento Back Beach is located around 1.5km south of the town of Sorrento. The beach is a popular location for activities such as surfing, swimming, walking and exploring the rockpools at low tide.

The beach is patrolled on summer weekends and holidays. Please swim between the flags as ocean beaches are dangerous for swimming.

Facilities at the site include a large car park and picnic area with toilets. A caf√© and kiosk is available year round and also caters for functions and weddings.

A short 0.5km circuit track from the lifesaving club to the lookout rotunda provides excellent views along the coast. Add 1.2km loop to Sphinx Rock.

Coppins track, which starts at the kiosk, is a three kilometre guided historic walk that winds along the cliff tops to Diamond Bay tracing the history of the area over the last 100 years. The track follows sections of the original 1800s limestone paved footpath. Numbered pegs along the track correspond with the Looking Back on Coppins park note and lead you to several lookouts with spectacular coastal scenery.

Accessibility information

The Sorrento Ocean Beach is the best place to gain access to the beach in the Mornington Peninsula National Park. There good views over Bass Straight from the carpark and cafe.

This is a good place for a longer stay or a full day trip.

Next to the kiosk is a short (40 metre) access ramp to the beach. Its slope is approximately 1 in 12 for the first 14 metres then 1 in 14 for the remainder. The ramp ends with the soft fine sand of the beach.

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There is a 4.0 metre wide disabled parking bay next to kiosk and another 3.6 metre wide bay next to the changing rooms.

The changing rooms contain one accessible unisex cubicle. There is good maneuvering room within the cubicle and bars at the side and rear of the toilet. 

The kiosk is accessible and has one outdoor accessible table.

There is a picnic area in the lower carpark. The lower car park has two designated disabled parking bays either side of the entry to the picnic area. The picnic area has two square picnic tables that have one free side allowing visitors in wheelchairs to roll up to the table. Barbecues are also available.

For more information about the accessibility of the facilties in this area, refer to the links in the left hand side menu.

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