Welcome to Cape Paterson
Home to magnificent beaches, tasty local cuisine and an unwavering community spirit…
Cape Paterson is a small seaside town located within a short drive from Wonthaggi, Inverloch and Phillip Island. Relax on golden beaches and explore the famous rock pool.
Ten minutes south-east of Bass Coast’s main business hub Wonthaggi, Cape Paterson is a haven for families in summer. The beaches come alive with sand castles, boogie boards and ball games during the hot summer months. Snorkelling at the bay beach allows you a glimpse into the underwater world. Also located at the bay beach is the popular ocean swimming pool (rock pool) originally built in the 1960’s.
Take a drive along the spectacular 14km Bunurong Coastal Drive, as it winds its way between the townships of Cape Paterson and Inverloch overlooking the rugged landscapes of the Bass Strait.
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Explore Cape Paterson’s Icons
Cape Paterson is home to a number of famous icons. At Cape, you’ll find spectacular coastal tea tree walks, a historic man-made rock pool, family friendly golden beaches, delicious locally produced couisine, plus loads more right on your door step!
The Channel Beach
A rocky cove with a sheltered reef break and pretty consistent surf. Explore the rock pools, read on the sandstones, go for a
fish, or simply enjoy the view. For those keen on a more tranquil swimming beach, The Bay is just around the corner.
The Cape Tavern
The Cape Tavern is a 70 seat Bistro and Bar located in the heart of Cape Paterson, just a short drive from both Wonthaggi and Inverloch. The Cape Tavern has an attached bottleshop which specialises in wine from some of the local wineries.
Cape Ocean Pool
One of Victoria’s most famous saltwater gems is located at Cape Paterson’s family friendly Bay Beach. Originally built by coal miners back in the 1960s, this man-made rock pool is a popular spot for young families in the warmer months.
Surf Life Saving Club
Formed in 1960, the Cape Paterson SLSC provides a number of wonderful programmes throughout the year. The club also offers an events space plus food and drinks for all to enjoy.
From groceries and every day essentials, to boutique homewares and clothing – Cape Paterson’s Market Place precinct offers visitors a place to shop, eat, drink and unwind.
A delicious selection of dine-in or take-away meal options are available right on your door step in Cape Paterson, including the always popular Cape Tavern Bistro & Bar.