Squeaky Beach

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Squeaky Beach

Wilsons Promontory National Park

The famous white sand of Squeaky Beach is so named because of the noise it makes when you stroll along it. Enclosed by impressive granite boulders at either end of the beach, park locally or walk here from neighbouring Picnic Bay or Tidal River.

Take the family on a day trip to one of the best beaches in Victoria. Squeaky Beach is iconic for its squeaky white sand and turquoise water, earning it the title of the most photographed beach at Wilsons Prom.

Adults and kids will love making music as they walk along the dry sand, which makes a squeaking sound with every step. Why is Squeaky Beach squeaky? The fine, rounded grains of quartz sand compress under your feet, creating a high-pitched squeak.

Look out over the waters of Leonard Bay and see beautiful islands scattered off the coast. To see more pristine beaches, follow the coastal track that winds its way over Leonard Point to Picnic Bay and on to Whisky Bay. Walk south to Pillar Point for panoramic coastal views out to Tidal River and Norman Bay and back to Squeaky Beach. This is one of the best walks at Wilsons Prom and is suitable for all levels, including strollers.

As beaches and coasts are natural environments, you may encounter hazards. Squeaky Beach is a popular surfing spot owing to higher waves and swimming is not recommended due to persistent rips. Follow our water safety advice to make sure your day out at Squeaky Beach is a safe and enjoyable one.

Things to do

 
Mum helps her young son as he jumps off a large piece of drift wood at West Cape Beach.

Beaches

Walk white sandy beaches, swim in cool coastal waters or surf the wild waves of the Southern Ocean.
Father and son bird watching on boardwalk

Bird watching

From bushland to wetlands and everything in between, parks provide habitat to an abundance of common and rare bird species. Go for a wander and see how many you can spot.
A husband and wife stop to take a photo of Masons Falls from the lookout.

Day trips

Pack the car and round up your family and friends. Whether you're seeking relaxation or adventure, parks offer a variety of day trips close to Melbourne.
A three year old boy leads his mum and younger brother through the forest near Grants Picnic Ground.

Family activities

Stash some supplies into a back pack and take the family out for a day trip and in only a short drive from Melbourne you can be surrounded by nature.

How to get there

Squeaky Beach

Squeaky Beach is on the western side of Wilsons Promontory National Park, north-west of Tidal River.

You can access the beach from Squeaky Beach Carpark or via short walks from Lilly Pilly Gully Carpark, Picnic Bay or Tidal River.

It is a busy beach – summer and public holidays are not good times to visit. Instead, come early and/or off season (autumn to spring).

Need to know

Squeaky Beach

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Sites

    Stockyard Campground & Toilet Block Closed

    Stockyard campground and toilet block are closed until further notice.

    TIDAL RIVER STORE CLOSED FOR STOCKTAKE ON THURSDAY 20 JUNE

    TIdal River General Store, including takeaway food and hot beverages, will be closed for stocktake on Thursday 20 June.

  • Wilsons Promontory National Park

    Sealers Cove boardwalk is closed

    The Sealers Cove boardwalk needs to be rebuilt, following major storm and flood damage. 

    This will be a major and complex project. It will replace two kilometres of boardwalk over sensitive terrain while sensitively managing the surrounding environment.

    There is currently no public access to the boardwalk, and access to Sealers Cove is only possible via a 25km hike from Telegraph Saddle.

    For more information, including expected timeframes for the rebuild, visit: https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/projects/eastern-victoria/sealers-cove-boardwalk-rebuild.

    Wilsons Promontory National Park - Invasive Species Control Programs

    Introduced species such as deer, rabbits, foxes and feral cats are all major threats to nature. Wilsons Promontory National Park is working towards pest free nature.

    Targeted invasive species control programs will be in place within Wilsons Promontory National Park between June 2023 - June 2025.

    Some access restrictions may apply. Please observe local signage.

    Park Closure - Sunday 4th August, 5pm to Friday 9th August, 8am 2024

    Wilsons Promontory National Park will be closed between 5pm Sunday 4th August and 8am Friday 9th August 2024 to undertake park management and conservation programs. 

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