Koonya Beach, while dominated by rocks and reefs, is one of the more open, sandy beaches in this section of Mornington Peninsula National Park. It is backed by a near continuous foredune with some calcarenite bluffs, but with extensive, generally deeper reefs off the beach. The 750 m long beach has good access via two car parks at the end of Hughes Road, with a loop walking track from the road to the beach. The beach faces south-west and receives waves over the outer reefs averaging 1.5 m. The waves reform in the deeper channel and surge heavily up the beach face.
Beach Length: 0.75km
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