Loch Ard Gorge is situated in Port Campbell National Park in Victoria, Melbourne Australia.
I stayed overnight at Port Campbell, just so that I can drive up to Loch Ard Gorge early the next morning; not so much as to catch the sunrise but to avoid the crowd.
Parking was aplenty since it was early, before 10am & it is conveniently located close to this staircase that leads down to the beach.
There aren’t too many steps so descending to the beach was a piece of cake & the view of the gorge & the amazing limestone cliffs is magnificent.
The undisturbed beach with its orangy fine sand & the surrounding rugged rocky cliffs are really something to behold.
It’s hard not to fall in love with this place because it’s natural beauty & serenity just overwhelms.
The gentle waves washing ashore in a rhythmic course, soothes the tired body & the sound of the gurgling water just brings a calmness and stillness to the mind.
I love being in the great outdoors, as the sun, the smell of the sea & being close to nature beats just about everything else in bringing respite & cutting out all the noise we face in this busy life of ours!
This beach is like a gallery painted by nature & everyday a new artwork is created & in full display for all to see!
There is a fascinating story behind the naming of the Loch Ard Gorge as in 1878, it was recounted that a large clipper ship named Loch Ard was journeying from England & had run aground on the dark & misty 1st of June. Only 2 of the 54 passengers survived the ship wreck.
The landscape along the Great Ocean Road is ever-changing as weather conditions & water damage have caused several limestone rock pillars to collapse & the coastal line to recede.
If you have time to spare, there are several walking paths & treks you can take across the bushland & get up closer to the coastline & get a panoramic view of the sea.
The limestone cliffs loom over the beach that is nestled in the cove & shielded from the strong winds & waves.

The Great Ocean Road stretches some 240km along the south eastern coast of Australia. Built between 1919 to 1932 it was dedicated to soldiers killed in World War I & this road is the world’s largest war memorial. This spectacular drive takes you through winding roads with varying terrains & prominent rock formations like the ’12 Apostles’ & several towns where you can stop over. It is no wonder that tourists, come back time & again for a revisit!

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