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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Coastal Hike, Somers to Sandy Point, Westernport Bay

Somers is a small coastal settlement about 85 km SE of Melbourne, on Westernport Bay.

It developed from the pastoral runs of the 1920s, and during WW2 the RAAF operated a training centre there. After that, the Education Department took over the military buildings and established Somer's Camp. The general store and post office date back to 1927.

Nearby is the world famous Coolart Wetlands and Homestead.

The foreshore reserve has good, signed walking tracks, passing through bushland, offering pleasant views across Westernport Bay to Phillip Island.

I visited Somers on May 8 2009, a wintry and overcast day, for a 6 km (return) coastal hike on the beach east to Sandy Point. This included the interesting Koala Walk.

Sandy Point is the boundary of the extensive HMAS Cerberus RAN Naval Establishment, and access is prohibited.

Caution is needed at high tide to avoid being stranded at the base of the cliffs!

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