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  • Writer's pictureVicki Walsh

Balnarring Breakwater

Updated: Nov 21, 2019

This sunrise shoot was a very cold and fogging morning. I hadn't been to this location before so it was a little tricky to find the break water in the darkness. But eventually there was just enough light to find a good location to shoot. I loved the fog coming off the water and how it softened the colours of the sunrise with a beautiful soft light. It created mood in the images.

Balnarring is situated on the Mornington Peninsula, around 10 kilometres south-west of the major centre of Hastings and fronting Western Port.

Balnarring Beach, also known as Tulum Beach, features sweeping crescents of coastline and a foreshore reserve which offers safe swimming along sandy stretches of the coast. Racehorses are trained on the beach early in the morning six days a week. Balnarring Beach holds the award for the "Cleanest Beach in Victoria" from the Keep Australia Beautiful committee.

Merricks Creek joins Western Port at Balnarring, forming a narrow peninsula of land which is traversed by walking paths and footbridges around the shallow creek. One of the most scenic parts of Balnarring Beach is around Cliff Road which is situated on a bushy headland. A walking track winds its way down the cliff face to the sandy beach below, offering spectacular views along the coast.

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