St Helens Beach, Geelong

St Helens Beach is a popular swimming and fishing spot in Geelong.  The beach is the furthest from the city heading back in the direction of Melbourne.  The beach is at the base of steep, grassy banks that rise up to the houses above.  There is a large park area that extends across the banks giving plenty of spaces for sprawling out with a picnic or sitting under the shady trees.

St Helens Beach has been popular with swimmers for decades. It is close proximity to Corio, North Geelong, Drumcondra and Norlane.  There is a sandy beach for paddling or starting your swim at the shallow end or you can walk out the pier and pick what depth you want to start your swim.  If you are into fishing you can throw a line out from the rocks that sweep along the bank away from the beach or launch your boat from the ramp.

Occasional concerts are held in the park with the most popular being on Australia Day.  It is a very enjoyable place to sit and enjoy the festivities but don’t each to much as the walk back up the hill is very steep.  Better still park in the carpark at the bottom and you can roll down afterwards.  The beach has public toilets and a playground but no kiosk so take a drink and something to eat with you.

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