Bay Trail (Elwood-Brighton)

4 h to 7 h

1 h 30 min to 3 h 15 min

17 km
return

↑ 143 m
↓ -143 m

Easy track
Starting from Marine Parade, Elwood, this walk takes you to Brighton and back via dedicated coastal tracks and beaches. Expect a delightful journey with heaps of places to stop, eat, swim, shop, play and do much more. Panoramic coastal views will be available throughout the walk, and you can see a black swan while admiring the views. There are dedicated cycling tracks, so you'll have no problems riding/running/walking. Dogs are allowed on-leash unless otherwise specified. Check the wind direction and speed beforehand to avoid an unpleasant experience. Watch out for pufferfish in the sand. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-37.8790514,144.9773061)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom St Kilda Road
  • Turn on to Inkerman Street then drive for 360 m
  • Turn left onto Barkly Street and drive for another 1.8 km
  • Turn right onto Shelley Street and drive for another 105 m
  • Turn sharp left onto Marine Parade and drive for another 90 m
  • Make a U-turn onto Marine Parade and drive for another 205 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Marine Parade (just south of the bridge over Elster Creek), head towards the white gate with a "Keep Clear Emergency Vehicle Access" sign on it. Turn right and then left to head along the paved walking track marked by a sign on the pavement. Head towards the ocean as you follow the said track, then keep left as you pass by the bridges (to your right). Stay on the same track as it veers left and keep the ocean to your right to continue along Bay Trail (Elwood-Brighton).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 10 m turn right, to head along Elster Canal Path.
After another 7 m turn left.
After another 80 m continue straight.
After another 8 m continue straight.
After another 270 m pass the playground (35 m on your left).
After another 20 m pass the BBQ (50 m on your left).
Continue straight.
After another 7 m continue straight.
After another 30 m continue straight.
After another 105 m come to the viewpoint (50 m on your left).
After another 175 m continue straight.
After another 8 m pass the toilet (10 m on your left).
After another 75 m continue straight.
After another 85 m pass the car park (7 m on your left).
After another 70 m continue straight.
After another 35 m pass the fast-food restaurant (10 m on your left).
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 115 m pass a seat (25 m on your left).
Continue straight.
After another 315 m continue straight.
Continue straight.
After another 30 m continue straight.
After another 65 m pass the water tap (4 m on your left).
After another 1 m continue straight.
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 50 m pass the toilet (9 m on your left).
After another 70 m pass the "Elwood Bathers" (5 m on your left).
Continue straight.
After another 40 m continue straight.
After another 90 m continue straight.
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 70 m continue straight.
After another 145 m turn right.
After another 7 m continue straight.
After another 245 m continue straight.
After another 205 m continue straight.
After another 10 m pass the "North Point Cafe" (75 m on your left).
After another 25 m pass the toilet (75 m on your left).
After another 7 m pass the playground (7 m on your left).
Then pass the water tap (70 m on your left).
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 80 m continue straight.
After another 10 m continue straight.
Then pass the sign (on your left).
After another 100 m continue straight.
After another 40 m pass a seat (4 m on your left).
After another 235 m pass a seat (35 m on your left).
After another 55 m continue straight.
After another 60 m continue straight.
After another 70 m continue straight.
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 215 m continue straight.
After another 100 m continue straight.
After another 170 m pass the water tap (4 m on your left).
Then pass the "Summertime 2017" (on your right).
Continue straight.
After another 7 m continue straight.
After another 35 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 115 m veer right.
After another 35 m pass the "Takers" (50 m on your left).
Continue straight.
After another 35 m continue straight.
After another 50 m turn left.
After another 5 m turn right, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 20 m pass the "Flatheads Fish & Chips" (80 m on your left).
Turn right.
After another 25 m pass the car park (10 m on your left).
After another 30 m pass the "The Baths" (10 m on your right).
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Veer right.
After another 15 m continue straight.
After another 3 m turn left.
After another 10 m continue straight.
After another 275 m continue straight.
After another 110 m continue straight.
After another 100 m continue straight.
After another 125 m continue straight.
After another 25 m continue straight.
After another 30 m turn right, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 75 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 40 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 25 m come to the "Brighton Bathing Boxes" (75 m on your right).
After another 55 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 135 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 6 m pass the shelter (on your right).
After another 90 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 75 m pass the toilet (15 m on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 25 m pass the shelter (on your right).
After another 215 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
The starting point of an alternate route. An alternate route visiting the Green Point Lookout. To take the alternate route turn right here. Details below.
After another 195 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 120 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
Then pass the "Brighton Beach Gardens" (on your right).
After another 30 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 6 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 80 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 45 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 30 m pass the toilet (on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 20 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 40 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 4 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 45 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 40 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 120 m continue straight, to head along Bay Trail.
After another 135 m veer right.
After another 105 m continue straight.
After another 130 m continue straight.
After another 55 m continue straight.
After another 80 m continue straight.
After another 105 m continue straight.
After another 40 m continue straight.
After another 10 m continue straight.
Keep right.
After another 175 m continue straight.
After another 10 m continue straight.
Keep left.
After another 135 m continue straight.
After another 30 m continue straight.
After another 55 m continue straight.
After another 135 m continue straight.
After another 75 m turn right.
After another 10 m continue straight.
After another 8 m pass the toilet (4 m on your right).
This toilet is wheelchair accessible.
Continue straight.
After another 25 m continue straight.
After another 25 m turn right.
After another 60 m continue straight.
After another 35 m continue straight.
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 45 m pass the shelter (on your right).
Then pass the water tap (on your left).
After another 25 m pass the BBQ (on your right).
After another 185 m continue straight.
After another 8 m come to the viewpoint (6 m on your right).
Continue straight.
After another 55 m pass the "Triangle Gardens" (40 m on your left).
After another 40 m continue straight.
After another 105 m turn right.
After another 95 m continue straight.
After another 250 m come to "Sandy Beach HQ & Kiosk".
About 45 m past the end is a toilet.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 8.5 km to get back to the start.

An alternate route visiting the Green Point Lookout.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 8 m veer left.
After another 30 m turn right.
After another 25 m pass the shelter (30 m on your left).
Veer right.
After another 35 m veer right.
After another 30 m come to the viewpoint (15 m on your right).
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 110 m pass the car park (on your left).
After another 2 m continue straight.
After another 20 m pass the car park (on your left).
After another 10 m turn sharp right.
After another 3 m turn left.
After another 35 m pass the picnic table (5 m on your left).
Then come to the "Green Point Lookout" (7 m on your right).
Continue straight.
After another 20 m pass the water tap (on your left).
Then head down the steps (about 7 m long)
Turn left.
After another 65 m turn left.
Then head down the steps (about 8 m long)
After another 7 m turn right.
About 45 m past the end is a toilet.
The end.
At the end of this alternate route, rejoin the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Bay Trail (Elwood-Brighton)


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 17 km
Time 4 h to 7 h
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There are 4 on route, on average they are 3.4 km apart with the largest gap of 9.3 km.

Toilet: There are 7 on route, on average they are 2.1 km apart with the largest gap of 8.5 km.

Seat: There are 3 on route, on average they are 4.3 km apart with the largest gap of 14 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
700 m[toilet]
Seat
1.1 km[seat]
Toilet
1.6 km[toilet]
Toilet
2.5 km[toilet]
Seat
2.8 km[seat]
Seat
3 km[seat]
Shelter
5.1 km[shelter]
Toilet
5.3 km[toilet]
Shelter
5.3 km[shelter]
Shelter
5.7 km + 60 m[shelter]
Toilet
6 km[toilet]
Toilet
7.5 km[toilet]
Shelter
7.8 km[shelter]
Toilet
8.6 km[toilet]
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