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“Do promenade along the Promenade -it's terrific!”

Foreshore Promenade
Ranked #8 of 23 things to do in Warrnambool
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We promenaded, with our little dog on her lead, from Moyjil (Ritchie's Point) at the mouth of the Hopkins river to the surf club, where we left the path to go into Warrnambool for lunch, before walking back to our vehicle. It's a beautiful, wide, sweeping concrete path with fabulous views over the ocean. There's plenty of room for families, walkers, cyclists, prams, dogs, wheelchairs. There are frequent reminders to pick up after your dog, and plenty of bins for the purpose. (There's no excuse not to, keeps the path clean for everyone's benefit, though unfortunately some people don't seem tho think it applies to them.) Most people are respectful of others - cyclists ring their bells, walkers move to the side of the path and dogs are kept under control, making a pleasant time for everyone.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

When camping at the Surfside caravan park, we walk the promenade almost every day. The path is well made and suitable for bikes, wheelchairs, and mobility scooters. The Breakwater at one end offers views from the top and it's always interesting to see what the fisherman are catching. The cafe near the breakwater is a good option for a drink or light meal. In the other direction you pass Granny's Grave to reach the mouth of the Hopkins River.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Daniel M
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

This was a very nice beach near where we stayed. Surprise find! Not too many flies. Very soft sand, loved it!

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank CYKL
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

very pretty area, really great for a walk & even tho it was a saturday, in December wasn't busy at all.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Milligate
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Stroll, Run, Cycle or push a pram or wheelchair - this is a magnificent trail. I did it in different directions at different times weekend 22/23 Oct from Hickford Parade using Granny's Grave as a marker.

It forks, curves & loops if you head towards mouth of Hopkins river & bridge. Coastal vegetation form high hedges with breathtaking vistas every so often. Point Ritchie has toilets. There is a lookout platform you can climb (marked by pyramid wooden structure) that offers 360 views. Interesting flora & fauna along the trail too.

Sunset walk was equally stunning with rabbits gambolling about & you might spot other creatures.

Morning 10am start on Sun heading towards Breakwater (about 6 kms) had more people on the trail & got pretty busy after Surfers Club (this has cafe & toilets). Drink fountains at regular intervals & also other toilet stops along this stretch. Crowded by the time you get to Lake Pertobe precinct. I walked all the way to the tip of the Breakwater & back, then exiting at Lake Pertobe.

You can enter & exit from various points if you just want a brief stroll. Check out Google maps or just plunge into it. While my walks were all during cloudy, dull skies - it was still magnificent. There are breaks in sand dunes & shrubs with sweeping views or tantalizing peeks. Both sheltered & exposed - best to layer up & peel off when you need to.

The promenade enabled energetic beach walk without having to empty sand from my shoes. Eons ago - I lived around here - the promenade did not exist. Loved Wbool then & falling more in love at every sporadic visit with all the newer upgrades.

Date of experience: October 2016
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