Lakes Coast Visitor Guide

LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE | PAGE 31 LOCH SPORT/SEASPRAY Two seaside villages, one amazing beach Both Loch Sport and Seaspray provide access to the magnificent Ninety Mile Beach. Photo: Visit Victoria Situated on the coast, towards the western end of the Gippsland Lakes, you'll find the lovely seaside villages of Loch Sport and Seaspray, which both share adjacency to the amazing stretch of pristine surf and sand known as the Ninety Mile Beach. Loch Sport Loch Sport is perfect for those who enjoy a holiday with seclusion, but also like having services close at hand. It is positioned on the foreshore of Lake Victoria – between the Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park and the Lakes National Park – with the Ninety Mile Beach a few minutes away beyond the Lake Reeve wetlands. Because of its lake and ocean location, Loch Sport offers a smorgasbord of aquatic fun, from swimming, boating, water-skiing and fishing, to sailing, kayaking and surfing. The lake is accessed by a marina, jetties and boat ramps, and has an attractive beach area for leisurely days by the water. By boat, it's only a stone's throw to the popular fishing locations of Hollands Landing and the McLennan Straits. There are a number of services in the town, including an excellent pub, a marina, RSL club, a boat club, tennis court, lawn bowls, and a golf course. Loch Sport's location makes it a haven for wildlife, including more than 190 species of birds, as well as kangaroos, emus, wombats, possums and echidnas and occasionally, even koalas and deer. As the crow flies, Loch Sport is due south of the western entrance to Bairnsdale, yet to get there by road requires a trip of about 120 kilometres back through Sale, however it is easily accessible by boat from Paynesville, Metung or Wattle Point. Seaspray Similar to Loch Sport, Seaspray is a quiet coastal village, where holidaymakers go to fish, boat, surf, swim and walk the local trails, or wander along the seemingly endless stretch of sand at the Ninety Mile Beach. It is easily accessed via Sale, and once in Seaspray, a sealed road follows the coast for 28 kilometres to another small seaside enclave, called Golden Beach, where you can see the rusty remains of the Trinculo, a ship that ran aground there in 1858. Seaspray has a general store, which offers a variety of supplies, as well as a postal service, takeaway food and fishing gear. A large grassy reserve stretches along the Seaspray shoreline, and is the perfect place for a picnic, with shady areas, toilets and barbecue facilities. There are lots of access points (up and over the dunes) along Foreshore Road, but the most popular is the Seaspray Surf Life Saving Club, which has a large viewing deck and ramps leading down to the beach. Like Loch Sport, Seaspray also has lake frontage, with Lake Reeve offering a gentle waterway for boating, swimming, and fishing. Wherever you are, you can always find us at ALWAYS ONLINE PB7436 VISITOR GUIDE LAKES COAST FROM PHILLIP ISLAND, VICTORIA TO BERMAGUI, NSW AND EVERYWHERE IN BETWEEN 2023 Spring FREE LAKESCOAST.COM.AU