Walkerville is the site of historic lime kilns, where the cliffs were mined for limestone to burn for lime, between 1878 and 1926. Sailing ships then transported the lime to the Melbourne building market. The ruins of the kilns stand above these two small beaches. The Walkerville Road terminates at Walkerville Beach, with The Bluff Beach lying just past a small headland. A walking track connects Walkerville with Walkerville North via The Bluff Beach.
Both beaches are about 200 m in length and face east. They are backed by steeply rising bluffs and slopes, with houses on the slopes above Walkerville Beach. Eroding bluffs fringe the beaches, and rocks and reefs outcrop on the beaches and in the surf. There is a small car park and a boat ramp at Walkerville.
The beaches receive waves averaging 0.5 m, which produce a narrow but low gradient beach and an attached shallow bar.
Beach Length: 0.25km
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