Point Lonsdale at the tip of the Bellarine Peninsula stands guard over the mighty rip at the entrance to Port Philip Bay overlooking Point Nepean and the Mornington Peninsula which is about 3 kilometres away.
Home to about 2500 people like many of the coastal towns, Point Lonsdale swells to over double that number during the summer months when thousands of holiday makers call the town their home.
Being situated between Ocean Grove and Queenscliff the town has so much to offer for the holiday maker who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle and commercialism of the larger towns and relax in a quiet haven where all you have to worry about is what time you will go down to the beach.
Much of the beach has a west facing cliff face which gives protection from the hot afternoon sun, making it an ideal place for beach activities. The wide sandy shores are a favourite for the young who make sand castles, play in the shallows or an Aussie favourite beach cricket.
The Point Lonsdale Lighthouse is probably the most iconic structure in Point Lonsdale and serves as an important beacon for ships entering through this dangerous piece of water, regarded as one of Australia's most dangerous.
The town has a very important shallow salt lake which is home to many migratory birds and the coastal rock platforms and water around the heads are part of the Port Philip National Park. The waters have been noted as having the highest diversity of invertebrates on any reef in Victoria so they are very special.
The second Sunday of each month Point Lonsdale holds the Sunday Market at the Primary School. The Market is a great place to pick up some homemade and gourmet goods as there is something for everyone.