Ocean Beach

Head out here in the early evening to watch the sun sink into the Southern Ocean. As it grows dark, you’ll see thousands of shearwaters (muttonbirds) return to their burrows in the sand dunes after a day of food gathering (October–March). They circle overhead and then land, often right at your feet! Every evening in peak holiday season, a park ranger gives a free talk about the birds. Before dark, look for large piles of shells on the beach, but don’t disturb them. These middens show where Aboriginal people have eaten on the beach over thousands of years. Note: swimming is unsafe here due to strong currents.

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Ocean Beach Rd, Strahan; Parks and Wildlife Service (03) 6471 7122

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