- Beach Number:
- Includes Beaches:
- Altona (burns Reserve) Altona (cresser) Altona (main) Skeleton Creek Point Cook North Point Cook South Point Cook South 1 Point Cook South 2 Campbells Cove North Campbells Cove South Duncans Road North
- Post Code:
- General Beach Hazard Rating:
- 2/10 ( Least hazardous)
- Nearby Beaches:
- Point Cook South (0.2km) Point Cook North (1.1km) Point Cook South 2 (1.2km) Skeleton Creek (2.4km) Point Cook South 1 (2.7km)
Moderately hazardous: 4-6
Highly hazardous: 7-8
Extremely hazardous: 9-10
BeachPoint Cook lends its name to the original homestead built in 1849. It is adjacent to the RAAF base, and to the new Coastal Park. The point is named after John Cook, who was the mate on the HMS Rattlesnake, which chartered Port Phillip in 1836. Today the original homestead and its buildings are part of the Coastal Park and are open to the public. Point Cook Homestead Beach lies between the actual Point Cook, a low basalt promontory, and a protrusion 700 m to the south-west. It is a narrow, 10 m wide beach fronted by sand and basalt rock flats up to 200 m wide. The old Homestead Jetty crosses the beach, but is now in ruins. The beach and adjacent tidal flats are part of the Point Cook Marine Reserve. Line fishing is permitted, but collecting of marine organisms is prohibited.
SwimmingOnly possible at high tide on the shallow sand flats. Watch out for the numerous rocks.
FishingBetter at high tide when the sand flats are covered.
GeneralThe Park and Homestead are well worth a visit and have extensive shady park and picnic facilities.
- Formal parking area