Rye Ocean Beach
Rye Ocean Beach is a popular surfing beach due to numerous reef breaks along the long stretch of exposed sandy coast.
Other popular activities include fishing and walking. Swimming is not advised at this unpatrolled beach as conditions can be hazardous due to large waves, strong currents and submerged rocky reefs.
Access to the beach is via a large car park and toilet block at the end of Sandy Road. The eastern end can also be accessed from walking tracks through the dunes at Ocean Drive, St Andrews.
Hooded Plover nesting site
Mornington Peninsula National Park is home to a number of vulnerable native species including the nationally significant Hooded Plover. Rye is a great place to spot these very small, well camouflaged shorebirds which feed in the intertidal zone.
The Plovers lay their eggs directly onto the sand between the high-tide mark and the foredune. You can help their plight by avoiding the soft sand near the dunes, keeping away from nest sites and only walking your dog on a leash close to the water’s edge during permitted times.
The Rye Ocean Beach gives a great view of Bass Strait but provides only stepped access to the beach below.
There are two 2.4 metre designated disabled parking bays either side of the observation deck. The observation deck is timber and fully accessible.
An accessible toilet block is located at the rear of the main carpark. Access is via a crushed fine gravel path from the main carpark or from a gravel path from the gravel carpark at the toilet block.
For more information about the accessiblity of the facilities at Rye Ocean Beach, click on the links in the left hand side menu.
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