The beautiful and secluded Cape Bridgewater was once a volcanic island. It is a pleasant 20 minute drive from Portland via Otway Street. The scenery enroute to the Cape offers a glimpse back in time, with stone ruins in paddocks a testament to the area's 1940s farming settlement. The round trip via Bridgewater Lakes and Cashmore Road is approximately 50kms.
The windswept bay comprises 4kms of wide sandy beach, and is the hub of the town. Facilities include the beachside cafe, public toilets and great picnic spots. Bridgewater Bay Beach is patrolled by the local surf lifesaving club from the first week in December through until Easter on weekends and public holidays between 10am and 5pm.
Out on Cape Bridgewater, Stony Hill is the highest cliff top on the Victorian Coastline, towering 130 metres above sea level. It was once the western rim of a volcano, stretching between the Seal Caves and the Springs. The evolution of a sand put linked the island to mainland, dunes formed and have since turned to limestone.