Victoria's 3 legal 'clothing optional' beaches that allow nude bathing are Sunnyside North, Southside and Point Impossible.
A nude beach is where the local council has a "clothing optional" status for the beach area.
Sunnyside North Beach - Mornington
Point Impossible Beach - Torquay
Southside Beach- Anglesea
Sunnyside North Beach
Sunnyside North Beach at Mount Eliza on the Mornington Peninsula is a long beach bordered by a private property. In the warmer months there is a great mix of singles, couples and families, particularly from midday through to sunset. It is a very friendly beach, and you can usually find people from the various forums and social clubs in attendance.
From the city drive down the Nepean Highway to Frankston. Continue 7 to 8 km and then look for the sign to Sunnyside Beach. Turn right here and drive down this road for about 800 metres to the car park. On busy days, you may have to park well short of the car park and be careful of driveways and No Parking signs. Walk on to Sunnyside Beach then proceed north around the rocky point to North Sunnyside.
1 Sunnyside Road, Mornington | View Google Map
Point Impossible Beach
The beach at Point Impossible is very typical of much of Victoria's southern coastline with a very wide expanse of sand sloping up to a backdrop of huge vegetated sand dunes.
To get to Point Impossible from Geelong head south over the Barwon River and then take the first turn left and follow the signs toward Breamlea. About 1.6 km short of Breamlea turn right into Blackgate Road. Continue for some 3 km and take the first road to the left. Follow this to the point then south west behind the dunes for another 2 km where, about 200 metres short of the rubbish tip, a track on your left leads into the car park.
Alternatively you can take the Torquay road from Geelong and turn left into Blackgate Road about 4 km past Mt Duneed. You should then find the road to Point Impossible about 4 km down this road on your right.
425 The Esplanade, Torquay | View Google Map
Southside Beach was moved in 1986 further NE up the beach between Bells Beach and Point Addis. See below for a PDF showing the 3 areas, with the orange area being the current location.
Access is gained by turning off the Great Ocean Road west of Torquay into Bells Boulevard or into Jarosite Road to the north east of Anglesea. Southside is just to the east of Point Addis.
View Google Map
Campbell's Cove Beach
Campbell's Cove was Victoria's first legal "optional clothing" beach (1986). In September 2015 Wyndham Council changed this to clothing required.
Clubs & Groups
Free Beaches Australia inc.
PO Box 1107, Coolum Beach Qld 4573
Phone: 0406 738 371
Corio Valley Nudist Club
PO Box 379, Geelong Vic 3220
Ph: (03) 5281 9213 (Club) or
(03) 5274 9282 (Sec)
PO Box 437,Gembrook, VIC. 3783
Ph - 0439 654 922
Metro East Association Inc
PO Box 3089, Wheelers Hill Vic 3150
Northside Country Club
PO Box 158, Wandong Vic 3758
Ph: 0439 446 620
Nudist Association of Victoria
PO Box 1118, Huntingdale Vic 3166
Ph: 0418 533 688
PO Box 49, Kinglake West Vic 3757
Ph: (03) 5786 5569
Solar West NLG Inc
PO Box 85, Hallam Vic 3803
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