Longitude: 147.400056 Latitude: -38.210737
Metres above Sea Level: 14 m
Area: 25.1 km² Perimeter: 53.5 km
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Following the road from Longford, past the intersection to Loch Sport; crossing the shallow Lake Reeve, which is most often is quite dry and so expansive that mirages appear; the road splits and becomes an avenue of trees. As Golden Beach nears, the trees change to Norfolk Pines and then, the small seaside township is revealed; perched on top of the sand dunes, overlooking the surf.
Golden Beach is a beautifully natural seaside village. The parks and gardens reflect the pride and enthusiasm of the community. The wide, tree lined streets easily cater for mobile homes, caravans and large vehicles providing ample parking in both the shopping precinct and at the beach access.
The clean, beautifully maintained, 48 hour free camping facility for fully self-contained vehicles is located in the heart of the town and is absolutely fabulous. This community initiative is something to be so very proud of, offering visitors the opportunity to experience their town, to fall asleep to the sound of the surf, and to wake to the calls of the Australian birdlife – including the exotic sounds of the Whip Bird – absolutely marvellous !!!
The parks and reserves offer a variety of public amenities, some with shaded and expansive lawn areas, others overlooking the surf; and closer to town – parks with play equipment for the children, shelters and barbeque facilities. The town features as small variety of cafes and eateries; and a general store.
The beach is stunning. Sand, surf and sea as far as the eye can see – in both directions. Observe the activity from the viewing platform, walk for miles, be mesmerised by the waves rolling in, fish in the surf or simply relax in the sun. The Ninety Mile Beach spans 94 miles (151 km), running north-eastward from a split at Port Albert to the man-made entrance located at Lakes Entrance. The wild, untamed waters of the ocean, however, must be treated with caution and respect. The Golden Beach Surf Life Saving Club provides patrolled swimming and surf activities during the Summer months. Swimming and water activities are recommended only at the patrolled beaches.
Heading away from the surf, the sounds and flora change dramatically. Banksias and gums are filled with a variety of colourful parrots, wattle birds, magpies – all dashing about – and all so very busy. The vegetation is ruggedly beautiful with banksias and gums forming the top storey, and, grasses and bracken below. Growing in sand, it is miraculous to see such dense vegetation thrive. The dunes extend inland to Lake Reeve, showing signs of increasing age as they move away from the beach. The floor of Lake Reeve generally consists of sand, shell and mud. Due to the lake frequently drying up completely, extensive saline mud and sand flats have developed.
This area includes the widest section of the outer barrier of the Gippsland Lakes.
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