On Tuesday November 24, 2009, I visited the Tulum Beach Foreshore, Balnarring Beach district, abut 70 km south of Melbourne, on Westernport Bay.
From the main car park at the end of Balnarring Beach Rd, I followed the Coastal Heath Track, leading into Merricks Track.
This was in pleasant coastal bushland alongside the Merricks Creek Estuary, reaching the main Tulum Beach.
I returned to the car park along the Beach, via the western point - the total distance was about 3 km.
The views across the Bay to Phillip Island were excellent!
The network of walking tracks in the heathland is well signed, with some nice views of the Merricks Creek Estuary and water birds.
Tulum Beach is a nice spot for swimming, boating, fishing, suntanning, or beachcombing, and extends to Somers Beach.