Swimming at Freshwater (NSW 316) started in the early 1900s when campers would arrive for the weekends and holidays. A small creek running out the north end of the beach provided fresh water for the campers and gave the beach its name. Freshwater,...
Stirling Beach (WA 756) commences at the small mouth of the Capel River and trends to the north-northwest for 11 km to the smaller, usually blocked mouth of Five Mile Brook Drain. The beach is moderately crenulate for most of its length owing to...
Broadbeach Beach (1591E) is a further 1.5 km to the south. Here the beachfront is given over to a reserve, that contains the Broadbeach Surf Life Saving Club, founded in 1935, a large car park and other public amenities (Fig. 4.146 & 4.147).
South Melbourne and Port Melbourne Life Saving Clubs patrol a 1.5 km section of beach between the Kerferd Road and Lagoon piers. The reason for having two clubs is that the boundary of South and Port Melbourne Shires crosses the beach midway...
Grange (232B) in another older seafront suburb, with a jetty flanked by old terrace houses and a large car park. The Grange Surf Life Saving Club is located just north of the jetty adjacent to the terrace houses (Figs. 4.72 & 4.73).)