5 Reasons Why You Should Stay In Cape Paterson This Spring!

Cape Paterson Accommodation, Beach Cabins

1. Beach and the Bass Strait on Your Doorstep

Situated along the foreshore reserve at Cape Paterson, Cape Paterson Holiday Park is walking distance to the local beaches and surrounding nature reserves. With crystal clear waters and an abundance of sea life in the Bunurong Marine Reserve, you can easily lose track of time exploring along the coast on the doorstep of our holiday park.

We are also a short walking distance to the local shops and cafes for all your needs. The fresh fish and homemade potato cakes from Sea Salt Café are a winner, and The Cape Tavern serves hearty food all day.

2. The Charming Town of Cape Paterson

Occupying the eastern corner of Victoria and home to the largest inland waterway system in Australia, the seaside village of Cape Paterson is only a 90-mins drive from Melbourne, and a 40-mins drive from Phillip Island. With numerous golden beaches suitable for young families, plus a popular rock pool built by miners in the 1960s, it is a haven for swimmers and fishermen, to surfers and divers.

Rock Pools, Cape Paterson, Summer
The Rock Pools. Source: Visit Bass Coast.

3. Fishing, Surfing, Swimming, Diving and Walking

With rock pools and safe swimming for the children, there’s plenty of family options in this picturesque town. Cape Paterson Surf Beach is a safe beach fronted by a wide shallow bar which makes it ideal for families with young children.

Fancy diving with seals? Join SEAL Diving Services as they explore the Cape Paterson Bay.

For good fishing spots, Undertow Bay is popular for mullet and salmon, while Browns’ Bay produces large whiting and pinky snapper.

Do note that fishing (only with a rod) is permitted in the Bunurong Marine Park – located adjacent to the marine national park.

Fishing in Cape Paterson, beach fishing
Fishing Along Cape Paterson. Source: Visit Bass Coast.

4. Bunurong Coastal Drive

The 14 km scenic drive from the town of Cape Paterson to Inverloch has been dubbed as the mini version of the Great Ocean Road, and been named as one of Australia’s best coastal drives. With views of the rugged coastlines alongside beautiful sandy coves, there are several stops along the way at The Oaks, Twin Reefs, Shack Back and Eagles Nest for you to take a wander and discover the views and history around this area. The first dinosaur bone in Australia was discovered here, and there is plenty of fossils dating back 120 million years old for all those archaeology enthusiasts.

Bunurong Coastal Drive, Beach
Bunurong Coastal Drive. Source: RDO Melbourne.

5. Kids Stay FREE During Spring – and we welcome dogs too!

YES, our park is the perfect place for families visiting the Bass Coast all throughout Spring. Stay 2 or more nights on our Powered Sites and your kids will stay for free! Plus, we are a seasonally pet-friendly park (date restrictions apply – 1st May and 30th November and are not allowed over any long weekends or local special events).

Offer applies for bookings till 30th November and must be mentioned at time of booking.

Ready to book your next getaway? Book direct with us here. Plus don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and hashtag your holiday snaps with: #CapePatersonHolidayPark.