Holidays at the Ledge Point are all about the beach – walking along the crisp white sand, sunsets over the water, swimming, fishing and wind surfing.
The reef a few kilometres off shore protects the Ledge Point beach from big waves (they’re never more than a few feet high), which is what makes it so good for launching and mooring boats.
My favourite section of beach at Ledge Point is the one at the southern end of town, where most of the cray boats moor. This beautiful beach continues south beyond town into the misty distance as far as you can see. It’s the most perfect walking beach.
Close to town, there’s often quite a lot going on down on the water, with people fishing from the beach and launching boats (often by tractor!), and the town’s fleet of cray boats returning for the day.
Beyond town, the beach is deserted for kilometres, but for the occasional person fishing from the beach. If you walk or drive south for a few kilometres you’ll get to an interesting area that has sanddunes behind the beach and reefs along the shoreline.
Swimming at Ledge Point is safe and relaxing. The waves are fun to splash around in and bodysurf when they’re big enough, but when they’re not the water is still very inviting for a swim on a hot day.
About 100 or 200 metres out there’s a pontoon where the cray boats refill. Sometimes I like to swim out to it and back for no reason in particular. Unfortunately it’s difficult to climb up – and even if it was easy I wouldn’t try to anyway as it’s covered in seagull poo and is really quite disgusting.
Stingers can be a real problem at Ledge Point sometimes. I’d recommend wearing a rashie or t-shirt when you swim there.
Fishing from the beach, you can catch all the usual species, eg. herring, whiting and tailor.
Last Updated: 21st September, 2014.
First posted on 8th January, 2014 by Bonny.
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