Holiday smiles on the coast

SEASPRAY beach was a hot spot for tourists last week with many people driving for hours to enjoy the sand and surf.

Holidaymakers travelled from as far as Shepparton and Geelong to spend some time on the Ninety Mile Beach, many commenting on its beauty.

Sand castle building and swimming were among popular activities on the beach, as well as people enjoying fish and chips from the local store.

Young surfer Meg Hall, 13, from Shepparton said the waves at Seaspray were great for body surfing.

“They’re bigger and better than Melbourne,” she commented.

Some visitors stayed at Seaspray Caravan Park while others rented out holiday houses at Golden and Paradise beaches.

Seaspray Caravan Park co-manager Kim Courtney said there had been a large number of visitors to Seaspray this summer, with more expected during the Australia Day long weekend.

“The number of people coming is awesome and then every day it is getting busier and busier,” she said.

“We get a lot of tourists come through as in backpackers and family as well as young travellers.

“We are getting a lot of locals (too),” she said.

“Then you get your people from the other side of Melbourne, like Bendigo.

“It’s just been awesome with the amount of people and they’re happy.”

Ms Courtney said Seaspray had much to offer holidaymakers, adding they were treated to a show recently when a pod of dolphins leapt from the water.

“Our beach is just awesome,” she said.

“It is so totally untouched.

“Looking straight out onto Bass Strait sitting up at the Surf Club, where (else) would you want to be?”

For information about activities and attractions at Seaspray, visit the Tourism Wellington website.