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YCW Beach

YCW Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on Phillip Island. Set on a beautiful bay, YCW beach attracts travellers and families, as well as novice surfers.

The 400-metre stretch of sandy beach features gentle waves, rock pools, and a variety of activities for visitors of all ages to enjoy.

YCW Beach Camp, Dogs, Surf & Map, Phillip Island Victoria

YCW beach gets its name from the Young Catholic Workers Camp nearby, which is located on the grassy area just behind the beach. The stretch of pristine sands is a photographer’s dream come true, especially during sunrise and sunset when golden rays cover the sky and change to beautiful hues of orange and red.

Surfing is a popular activity at YCW Beach, thanks to its gentle, consistent waves and excellent breaks. It’s an ideal surf spot for those who would like to perfect their surfing skills. The beauty of the swell direction is that you can still surf, no matter how low or high the tides are. Be cautious, however, as some sections have rocks beneath. As a bonus, the offshore winds from the north offer a welcome respite from the sun.

For the less adventurous, the rock pools beckon for an afternoon of exploration. This is a beautiful way to enjoy the beach even if you don’t surf while appreciating its beauty and biodiversity. For those who love swimming, it is important to take safety measures as the beach is not patrolled.

The kids get to enjoy the wide beach, especially on low tide when they can engage in an array of beach activities. These activities range from evening beach walks, snorkelling, fishing and beach sports.

YCW Beach amenities include change rooms, toilets with accessible washrooms and gravel car parking. Meals and snacks are available nearby at the local store – the perfect stop after all the wild water adventures. Note, however, the beach is accessible by stairs and may impose mobility challenges for visitors on wheelchairs.

Other attractions near YCW Beach include Cowes Beach, Smiths Beach, Woolamai Surf Beach and Summerland Beach; all located in the Northern Bay. If you feel like taking a day trip or two, you may also head to Northern bay beaches.

YCW Beach is located at the south end of Beachcomber Ave; which is a short walking distance from the car park.

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Michael Jones

Michael created and runs the Phillip Island Point website, as well as the Holiday Point travel brand that incorporates a network of 16 location based travel information and attraction websites around Australia, Asia, and around the world.

With 25+ years of online experience and a passion for travel (having lived in Melbourne most of his life and has visited Phillip Island many times), Michael not only researches and writes content for the website, he also tinkers behind the scenes with the website functionality & design.

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