LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE I PAGE 43 www.centralgippsland.com.au @ centralgippsland Inspired by our Coast PORT ALBERT YARRAM CENTRAL GIPPSLAND LOCH SPORT SALE MAFFRA STRATFORD BAIRNSDALE With almost 150 kilometres of pristine beach to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect spot along the 90 Mile Beach. That’s not a beach; this is a beach! If you love a good stretch of sand, but get a bit over the crowds in summer, Central Gippsland’s 90 Mile Beach is the ideal place to spread out your towel and kick off your thongs. Lying along the edge of a slender sand dune, the absence of rocky outcrops or headlands creates a picture-perfect vista that truly does stretch as far as the eye can see, and beyond. With around 90 miles of sand to choose from it’s easy to find your own quiet patch to watch the waves or cast out a line. And there are also plenty of spots where you can join the action – Woodside Beach, Seaspray, Golden Beach, Paradise Beach and Loch Sport are all welcoming communities along the sand dune, and each has a great selection of places to stay, eat and drink, and attractions to explore. There are fantastic caravan parks and campsites available so you can maximise your enjoyment, digging your toes into the cool sand and catching both sunset and sunrise as they light up the waves. One of the most natural and undeveloped beaches in the world, it is a breath of fresh air to head down to 90 Mile Beach for a long, languorous walk or throw in a line and try your luck. You can even take your board or sea kayak to get out past the breakers and make the most of the surf. The beach is easily accessed from the South Gippsland Highway and you can be there within half an hour of leaving Sale. Spend your days surf fishing, swimming, walking, whale and dolphin-spotting, lazing in the sun, or checking out what’s happening on the other side of the sand dune – it’s the perfect summer destination – and it is pretty good in autumn, winter and spring, too!