Welcome to Dimmicks Beach, Blairgowrie

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Blake's Travel Entry

Dimmicks Beach, or commonly known as Blairgowrie Back Beach is a familiar place from my childhood and it’s still somewhere I go with my mates and girlfriend whenever I get a free weekend. It’s a quiet place, with a hidden entrance and a peaceful vibe – but somehow, with all the noise and power of an incredible surf beach.

Back Beach sits right beside Frank’s place. He’s in his 50’s and he makes surfboards whenever he’s not running his own café (No. 16 Beach General Store), it’s 100% organic, still tastes great and his coffees and hot chocolates are definitely what I’d recommend. Always perfect before some exercise. It’s a 2 minute drive, or 15 minute walk from Franks cafe to the beach trail entrance.

The beach itself is hidden behind some bushland scrub and the entrance is through a twisting and turning trail that, with every step forward makes me feel more relaxed. I always park on the side of the road. The other option is on the other side of the block, on Mungala Crescent.

It’s a short walk (10 minutes) from car to beach, keep going straight then go left when you get to the fork and the trail continues, as it takes you up some large steps, giving you a few sneak peaks of the rough and wild ocean. You can sense it – you’re nearly there. And then out of nowhere the trees melt away and it’s all just ocean and low bushland. This isn’t some patrolled casual beach. It’s exposed and it’s raw. If the winds blowing, the waves can get intense, so we usually go and hang out on the sand, relax and explore the rock pools and the low cliffs. If it’s looking more chill, we’ll go for a swim (but be careful about rips and tide conditions!).

This quiet beach is tucked close to the heads of Port Philip Bay, just behind the towns of Blairgowrie and Sorrento. There’s a great flat beach on the other side as well, at the shorefront, but we recommend exploring this hidden gem before heading to the more popular flat beach.

From Melbourne, the drive will take you about 1.5 hours.

What to bring

Sunscreen | Towel | baru Swimshorts | Snacks & drinks | Speakers

Dimmicks Beach, or commonly known as Blairgowrie Back Beach is a familiar place from my childhood and it’s still somewhere I go with my mates and girlfriend whenever I get a free weekend. It’s a quiet place, with a hidden entrance and a peaceful vibe – but somehow, with all the noise and power of an incredible surf beach.

Your Itinerary

  • Stopover at 16 Beach General Store

    Stopover at 16 Beach General Store

    Stopover at 16 Beach General Store

    Recommended stay: 15 minutes

    Grab a cookie and a coffee after the drive from Melbourne. Say hi to Frank and tell him Blake sent you!

    Get directions to 16 Beach General Store

  • Dimmicks Bushland Reserve Entrance
    • 2 minute drive (or 15 minute walk)
    • 2 minute drive (or 15 minute walk)

    Dimmicks Bushland Reserve Entrance

    Dimmicks Bushland Reserve Entrance

    Walk duration: 10 minutes

    Step out of your car and into this quiet bushland trail that leads to the beach.

    Get directions to Dimmicks Bushland Reserve

  • Arrive at Dimmicks Beach
    • 10 minute walk
    • 10 minute walk

    Arrive at Dimmicks Beach

    Arrive at Dimmicks Beach

    Recommended Stay: 60 minutes

    Intense waves, rockpools and cliffs to explore. Or just come to relax and check out the sights.