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  • Writer's pictureVicki Walsh

Sullivan Bay Sunrise

Updated: Feb 8, 2020

Sullivan Bay is scattered with private jetties that stretch out into Port Phillip Bay and it is a popular site for photographers to shoot sunrise and sunset. When I arrived at the jetty on this morning there was already about six photographers set up waiting for the sun to rise. I took a range of shots including some long exposures.

Sullivan Bay is the site of Victoria's first white settlement back in 1803. The settlement was located on the eastern point. The two calcarenite headlands that border the 400 m long bay are known as The Sisters. A foreshore reserve backs the western half of the bay and the historic section of the eastern Sister. Houses and some private jetties are located along the eastern half of the bay. There is a public parking area just off the Nepean Highway in the centre of the bay.The beach faces north-east and receives usually low wind waves. It consists of a relatively narrow strip of sand, fronted by 100 to 200 m wide tidal sand flats.

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