Life’s a Beach

Summer on Phillip Island

Summer is about long beach days and spending as much time as you can in the outdoors! Phillip Island is home to some of Victoria’s most beautiful beaches and scenery, and there are endless opportunities when it comes to water-based activities. Spend the morning learning how to surf, take a dip in one of the many bay beaches or view Phillip Island from a different perspective and take a kayak tour!

We all love a day at the beach. However, the surf can be unpredictable. That’s why lifeguards put up the red and yellow flags to show you the supervised area. For information on beach safety and to learn how to spot a rip click here.


Beaches Phillip Island

Looking for a beach to cool off at? Cowes Beach and Mussel Rocks are great swimming beaches, with little to no waves and a grassed foreshore for picnicking. Cowes Beach is patrolled by lifesavers from December 27th and is a great beach with families with little kids. Click here for beach safety and patrolled beachesĀ 

Smiths Beach has always been a family favourite offering rock pools and waves for beginner, intermediate and advanced surfers. Smiths Beach is patrolled by lifesavers from December 27th and offers a usually gentler surf with strong rips, more suited for families and younger surfers. Click here for beach safety


Learn to surf this summer with Island Surfboards! Located at Smiths Beach, Island Surfboards is also one of the most established Surf Schools in the country. Lessons from the first-time beginner to experienced surfers are catered for.

Looking to discover the best surf breaks on the island? Click here

Island Surfboards - Phillip Island


Pioneer Kayaking provides an opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Phillip Island’s surrounding coastline and waterways with their popular guided sea kayak tours.


Water Activities

Want to feel like a superhero? Then you won’t want to miss experiencing the unique and adrenaline-filled Phillip Island Flyboarding!

If you don’t want to get wet, there are plenty of other ways to enjoy the water! See Cape Woolamai up close in a thrill-seeking ride with Ocean Adventures and spot thousands of seals on a Wildlife Coast Cruise or Eco Boat Adventure.

Enjoy fun in the sun with Phillip Island Aquabike and Watercraft equipment including aqua bikes, zorb balls, kayaks and paddleboards!

Try your luck at catching a fish aboard one of our local fishing charters or discover the best local spots here.