Koonya Beach is one of a number of wild and dangerous beaches on the Bass Strait coast of the Mornington Peninsula. The steep incline of the beach down to the often giant surf causes powerful undertows. Koonya is a very beautiful beach but is probably more suited to surf fishing and beachcombing than for swimming and surfing because of the dangerous conditions. There is a lookout close to the car park which makes the area a good stop off point for ocean views. The path to the beach is steep with steps.
Please Note – SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.