Things to do at Summerland Beach

On the western side of Victoria’s Phillip Island, Summerland Beach is the most visited beach Phillip Island. A noted surf beach, it is more famous for being home to thousands of Little Penguins.

The Penguin Parade that takes place every evening is the main attraction of the entire island. Every evening at dusk, the Little Penguin colony makes their way from the ocean to their burrows. The tiny creatures are only 30cm tall. Watching them waddle home after a big day of fishing is spectacular.

Visitors find a spot on the viewing platforms and settle in to enjoy the show. There are multiple spots to watch the penguins from. Book ahead during busy periods to avoid missing out.

Getting there to the Summerland Beach:

Arrive in Phillip Island following a simple 90-minute drive from Melbourne. Public transport is limited, so a car or tour is recommended.

Once you cross to the island, drive a further 20 minutes through the centre to end up at Summerland Beach. Marked roads and signage make it easy to find your destination.

Nearby Attractions:

The Nobbies – stunning scenery on every step of this boardwalk on the western end of Phillip Island. The Nobbies are at the point of the Summerland Peninsula.

Seal Rocks – bring your binoculars and look off the coast. Be entertained by the thousands of fur seals lazing about on the rocks.

Southpoint Lookout – breathtaking views of Bass Straight. Less than 15 minutes walking from The Nobbies along The Boulevard will bring you to the lookout.

Summerland Beach Map