Point Addis Marine National Park

Point Addis Marine National Park

The Point Addis Marine National Park features spectacular scenery above and below the water line. Featuring wide sandy beaches, limestone and sandstone cliffs and wildlife at every corner…


The Point Addis Marine National Park is a protected park covering 4,600ha of ocean and coast line. This stunning stretch of coast features crumbling limestone and sandstone cliffs (that tower over the beach!), wide stretches’ of sandy beaches and numerous rock formations.

The world famous Bells Beach marks the beginning of Point Addis Marine National Park, a popular spot for daring surfers. Further along, the spectacular cliffs and ironbark forests edging the coast are part of the Great Otway National Park, whilst the adjoining rock platforms, offshore reefs and open waters are the Point Addis Marine National Park.

This stretch of coastline has being formed by it’s exposed location to intense waves from the Southern Ocean.

Activities within Point Addis Marine National Park include;

  • Wildlife Watching
  • Walks and Trails
  • Beaches and Surfing

Wildlife Watching

Whilst visiting Point Addis Marine National Park, you’ll discover numerous marine animals amongst the limestone reefs and rocky platforms (such as the Weedy Sea Dragons, seals, dolphins and whales). Easy access to view marine wildlife can be found on the shoreline by gazing into the abundant rockpools.

Whilst walking the many beaches and walking trails a huge array of wildlife can be found, such as the Hodded Plover, echidnas, reptiles, wallabies and much more.

Walks, Trails and Lookouts

Discover the Great Otway National Park surrounding the breathtaking Point Addis coastline with a variety or walks for all levels. Including;

  • Ironbark Nature Trail –
    A short 1 kilometre loop trail beginning and ending at the Ironbark Carpark. Ideal for families with small children.
  • Ironbark Basin (Bells Beach to Point Addis) - 
    Discover inland from the coast of Point Addis and uncover the Great Otway National Park. This track is 8.2 kilometres long and is listed as Section 5 of the Surf Coast Walk.
  • Point Addis Lookout - 
    Follow the easy short boardwalk (50 metre return) for ocean views along Addiscot Beach and back towards Jarosite Headland with Southside beyond.

Beaches and Surfing

Explore wide stretching sandy beaches, towering cliffs and crashing waves on Point Addis Marine National Park with;

  • Addiscot Beach - 
    Addiscot Lookout steps lead down tot he breathtaking Addiscot Beach, a 1.8 kilometre sandy bay bordered by towering sandstone cliffs. There are currently no services provided by Surf Life Saving Australia for this beach.
  • Bells Beach - 
    Bells Beach comprises a high concentration of quality surfing spots, providing the perfect platform for the world famous Rip Curl Pro Surfing Competition.

About The Author


Ali is a city dweller who loves spending her weekends on the coast; never leaving home without her camera! Visit Ali's blog to follow her adventures to some of Victoria’s best food, wine and travel destinations.

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