A Unique Public Foreshore Reserve
As a result of the foresight and care of many generations, Bridport has retained its beautiful foreshore and secluded beaches. The complex tapestry of native vegetation, pristine shoreline and rocky granite outcrops provide a stunning year round attraction.
Bridport beaches are safe, family friendly, and provide sheltered locations to enjoy swimming and water based activities. The Trent Water area at the entrance to the town is a tidal estuarine environment and is a home to native shorebirds and aquatic life. This area can be enjoyed by bird enthusiasts, and is an area for shallow wading and swimming activity. There is a fishing area, boat ramp and dog exercise area.
The several beaches lining the foreshore include Goftons Beach, Eastmans Beach, Croquet Lawn Beach, Mattingley’s beach, Old Pier Beach, Mermaids Beach, Shelly Beach and Adams Beach. These beaches are distinct and unique, all sandy lined and each framed by the rocky outcrops of Devonian granite. There are various points of interest along the foreshore beaches including the iconic Bridport landmark Elephant Rock outcrop on Gofton’s Beach and the Old Pier. Mermaids Pool is a favourite swimming area for the locals. Adams Beach, also known as Lades Beach is the longest of the Bridport Beaches with a 1.7 km walk to the Little Forester River. The beach is more open to Bass Strait and is particularly enjoyed by body surfers and as the family dog walking beach.Whether you enjoy just dipping your toes in the crystal clear waters, the squelch of warm sand between them, swimming, or fishing, sailing or kayaking, boating or rock hopping, the enjoyment of the secluded intact natural beach front of Bridport can be attested to by all who visit.