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. 

Bistro / Bar / Bottle Shop

The Cape Tavern is a 70 seat Bistro and Bar located in the heart of Cape Paterson. The Cape Tavern has an attached bottleshop which specialises in wine from some of our region’s award winning local wineries.

Café / General Store

Situated at 2 Market Place, Cape Paterson and offering a great range of essential items meaning you’ll never have to go without during your time down at the bach. Enjoy delicious meals and coffee from the Café.

Coffee / Store / Yoga & Massage

Zeal and Flow offer specialty coffee, shop, yoga & massage – all in the one place! Shop from a great range of boutique homewares, clothings and gifts before you sit back and relax with a delicious barista made coffee.

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.

Cowabunga dude! Time for some beachside retail therapy? Cape Paterson is situated a short distance from three fantastic surf shops, each with it’s own unique history and all stocking a great range of surf gear! Whether you’re in the market for clothing, accessories, shoes, surfboards, wetsuits or even skate gear, at Cape Paterson you’ll be spoilt for choice!

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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.