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Cape Paterson Ocean Pool

To find one of Victoria’s most famous saltwater gems, head to Cape Paterson Bay Beach. The man-made structure was origionally built in the 1960s and is just as popular today! Families make a beeline to the inviting rocks on hot days.

Be sure to bring your snorkel for a glimpse of underwater life, or bait up and cast a line from the rocky makeshift jetty.

Location: Off Surf Beach Road, Cape Paterson near the boat ramp

Shop Prints

Collection #1 of Visit Cape Paterson’s prints are now available! Each of the works featured are available for purchase in a range of print formats including Art Prints, Canvas Prints, Framed Prints, Metal Prints, Photographic Prints & more.


The Surrounds


Delve deep into Victoria’s mining history, explore a range of above-ground heritage sites and embark on scenic walks at Wonthaggi, a town built on the industry of ‘black gold’ – coal.

State Coal Mine

The State Coal Mine offers a journey back in time to discover what life working in a coal mine was like in the 1900s. Venture underground through the dark network of tunnels to get hands-on at the coal face and learn how Victoria’s hard working men extracted the black gold.

Bass Coast Rail Trail

Enjoy panoramic views of Bass Strait as you meander through farmland, coastal bushland, historic coal mining reserves and rugged coastline. The Bass Coast Rail Trail also links to the George Bass Coastal Walk at Kilcunda.


Swimmers, water sports enthusiasts and surfers flock to the beaches during warmer months, while the surrounding walks and drives make the village a popular year-round destination. 

Eagles Nest

Eagles Nest is a natural attraction found along the Bunurong Coastal Drive between Cape Paterson and Inverloch. This unusual rock is visible from afar and is one of the most photographed sights in the area.

The Cape

Australia’s first truly sustainable residential project: The Cape overlooks the spectacular Bunurong Coast and Bass Strait, residents can walk to beautiful unspoiled swimming and surfing beaches.