It's the beaches that are the big attraction of Point Lonsdale - one of the closest open sea beaches to Melbourne. Beauty of Point Lonsdale is that it not particularly developed - the backdrop of the Back (Sea) Beach being sand dunes, the lighthouse and, just round the headland, the fishing pier. When a northerly wind blows, the sea beach is beautifully sheltered.
When I visited this place, saw people on the beach, doesn’t have much waves, somebody was practicing snorkeling...since the water is clear and bluish. I didn’t get inside the water...
If you climb (walk) to the right of the lighthouse a little bit...you can have a beautiful view of the light house and the sea.
There's a small strip of shops and restaurants on Point Lonsdale Road itself overlooking the grassy foreshore of the Front (protected) Beach. Arguably the best cafe/restaurant is 'Kelp' (certainly the best coffee), open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Contemporary in decor with the food to match - excellent breakfasts. 'Pasquini's' runs 'Kelp' a close second – you can also grab takeaway sandwiches and pies and head off to the beach. And the eponymous Fish & Chip shop is pretty good too.
Pt Lonsdale has a lovely little beach for swimming and surfing, BUT make sure you swim between the flags!!
As you can see in this photo there is a dangerous part with an undertow.
Don't forget to "slip, slop, slap" as the aussie sun can be a killer!! We have a very high rate of skin cancer in Australia.