This is a magnificent, isolated beach flanked by high cliffs and backed by steep sand dunes that are an unusual colour for Booderee and are thought to have been dumped there by a tsunami (a giant tidal wave). From Steamers Beach car park the trail takes you through tall eucalypt forest and tea-tree towards the coast. Then finishes with a steep flight of stairs.
Steamers Beach car park to Steamers Beach | 2.3 km | 1 hr
Headland Walking Trails
These trails offer a full day of exploring the St Georges Headland. You may take the Circuit Trail from Steamers Beach car park (11.4 km return), or extend your walk by using the many smaller marked trails along the way (in total about 20 km).
Walk to Brooks Lookout for expansive views of the coastline. If you follow the Circuit Trail southwest and take the short trails to St Georges Head, Corangamite and Kittys Point you will arrive at rocky cliffs and outcrops emerging from the ocean. You can view the Cape St George Lighthouse from a platform. The Circuit Trail continues with short trails leading to beautiful spots such as Kittys Beach, Blacks Harbour and Whiting Beach. Follow the Circuit Trail back to the car park via Blacks Waterhole.
Remember to carry and drink plenty of water, stop for rests and refreshments, and stay on the marked tracks at all times.
Steamers Beach to Brooks Lookout | 1.4 km | 30 min
Brooks Lookout to St Georges Head | 4.9 km | 2.5 hr
St Georges Head to Blacks Waterhole | 4.1 km | 2 hr
Blacks Waterhole to Steamers Beach car park | 3.0 km | 1.5 hr