A 500m stroll will take you through Russell Clarke Reserve and across the dunes to the ocean beach.
The wharf, shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants are all within easy walking distance.
We love our location. While everything you need is within walking distance it’s also easy to turn your back on the town and enjoy what the natural world has to offer. Wake to the sound of magpies warbling in the pines or sit and listen to the waves crashing on South Beach from the garden. Take a stroll through the reserve, or along the beach, to Martin’s point and cross the causeway to Griffiths Island.
A walk around the Island includes a look at the light house. It’s worth circumnavigating the Island rather than walking to the lighthouse and back. There are some lovely beaches at the back of the island and if you make your trip later in the day you may see wallabies grazing. Take a trip at dusk in the summer months and experience the evening return of tens of thousands of mutton birds to their burrows from the viewing platform. This is an experience that can’t be described.
Where else can you stand on the front step of a little piece of history, with a magnificent avenue of Norfolk Pines to the right, the delight of all that a town has to offer with its eateries, galleries and shops at your back, and the long sandy beaches and roar of the Southern Ocean just over the dunes in front of you?
“Stepping back in time – a stopover at One William St was a total pleasure. Your Port Fairy haven has been lovingly restored and your thoughtful appointments were truly appreciated.
A twilight walk to the lighthouse is a memorable experience – as were fresh oysters in front of the wood burning stove.
Many Thanks!” C,J,J,L&S – New Jersey USA – July 2006