A leisurely day at the beach with a Port Phillip Bay vista in the distance.
GRADE | LENGTH | TYPE: Easy, social day with short walks along the beach. Some rocks to walk over to get from the carpark to the naturist beach.
Enjoy a leisurely day sunbathing, walking, swimming and socialising with other Nomads on the beach. Sunnyside is the only officially designated clothing optional beach on Port Phillip Bay, and the closest legal naturist beach to Melbourne.
Sunnyside Beach (North) is a very popular beach with naturists from all over Melbourne and beyond, for very good reasons. It is a safe beach, easy to get to, and offers good swimming and general beach fun. There are a number of rocky areas and reefs close to shore which may also provide snorkelling opportunities if you wish. Most of the beach is sandy with scattered small rocks. This is a family friendly beach, so behaviour needs to be appropriate at all times.
The naturist beach is a very popular location on any sunny day, and the car parking spaces closest to the beach fill up quickly. Arrive early if you would like the best chance of a close park. There are additional all-day parking spaces along the side of Sunnyside Road, but ensure that you read the parking signs carefully as parking inspectors have been known to work over the weekends. We strongly suggest not leaving valuables visible in your car, which of course is good practice everywhere. And, as is common sense, do not leave anything unattended on the beach.
Low tide will be at 11:40am, and high tide at 4:35pm on 26 November.
You are free to do as much or as little as you want on the beach, it is your day, so make the most of it. There is no planned finishing time, you are free to spend as much or as little time as you wish on the beach.
If the weather forecast for the day is determined as unsuitable by the leader, this beach day may be cancelled by 8pm on the evening prior to event, or alternatively may be changed to the following day.
This is a free event, but to assist with planning, it is requested that you register your attendance. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on this naturist beach day.
BOOKING: By Thursday 24th November. To register to attend, click on Get Tickets (no charge for this event).
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FURTHER INFORMATION: www.melbourneplaygrounds.com.au/sunnyside-beach-mount-eliza#.XVd7kOgzZPY.
MEETING TIME | LOCATION: 10.30am at the Northern end of the main beach carpark at the end of Sunnyside Rd, Mt Eliza. If you arrive late, no problem, just follow the rocky track north until the next sandy beach, you will have no problem locating and joining our group.
MAP REFERENCE: Melway map 104 grid K5 | Google map goo.gl/maps/ggsox7nN4KDiCa5z9.
DISTANCE | TIME FROM GPO: 66 km, 1 hour 10 minutes via M1 and M3 | 79 km, 1 hour 20 minutes via M3.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: From Flinders Street Station, catch the 8:57am Frankston line train to Frankston, arriving at 10:04am. The #781 Dromana bus departs from Bay C at Frankston Station at 9:09am. Get off at the George Vowell Institute Blind/Nepean Hwy, Mt Eliza at 10:24am. From there it is a 22 minute (1.3 km) walk to the Sunnyside Beach car park.
FOOD | APPAREL | FOOTWEAR: In the main beach carpark are several modern individual toilets, but once we move to the clothing optional beach, there are no facilities at all. You need to be self-sufficient and bring your own food and drink (including ample water), esky, sun shelter or wind protection if desired, sunscreen, sunnies and hat. Clothing must be worn between the carpark and the beach. Also, we recommend suitable footwear to protect your feet from the sometimes sharp rocks along the short walking track to the beach.
LEADER: Michael C. | Email LeaderMichaelC.email@example.com if you have any questions.
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