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Anderson Inlet, Inverloch

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The Anderson Inlet, sometimes incorrectly referred to as Andersons Inlet, is a shallow and dynamic estuary in South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia where the Tarwin River enters Bass Strait. It forms a 2400ha almost enclosed bay next to the town of Inverloch, for which it provides a popular and protected beach. At low tide its intertidal mudflats provide important feeding habitat for migratory waders. It is also an important area for recreational fishing. It is named after the Anderson brothers, the first Europeans to settle in the area.TourismInverloch is an important tourist town, with visitor numbers swelling in the summer months due to the coastal lifestyle and proximity to Melbourne. Anderson Inlet's popularity is hinged on the almost-enclosed bay, making it a protected beach with safe swimming. At low tide the surf beach can be accessed on foot around the western headland. Anderson Inlet is also a popular recreational boating area with a boat ramp jetty.Anderson Inlet is also a base for many walking and cycling trails including the Screw Creek Nature Trail and the Bass Coast Rail Trail which is Victoria’s only coastal rail trail. The inlet is close to national parks including the Anderson Inlet Coastal Reserve and the Bunurong Marine & Coastal Park.
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  • We went as the low tide going out. The weather was perfect we can even see Venus Bay from our side. Try to spot one tall tree (Pine tree) across the Inlett. You are seeing tree located on Venus Bay (a...  more »
  • We visited Inverloch and stayed in a pet friendly house. To our surprise there was a pet friendly beach at the end of our street at Anderson Inlet. What a lovely spot with plenty of beach, grass, pier...  more »
  • Such a beautiful, safe beach to visit, picnic or have a swim or simply wade in the water. The BBQ facilities by the beach are clean, there's a great playground for the kids and a lovely walk. Across t...  more »

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