Take the family on a day trip to one of the best beaches in Victoria. Squeaky Beach is iconic for its squeaky white sand and turquoise water, earning it the title of the most photographed beach at Wilsons Prom.
Adults and kids will love making music as they walk along the dry sand, which makes a squeaking sound with every step. Why is Squeaky Beach squeaky? The fine, rounded grains of quartz sand compress under your feet, creating a high-pitched squeak.
Go for a swim in the clear water or catch a wave at this popular surfing spot at Wilsons Prom. Look out over the waters of Leonard Bay and see beautiful islands scattered off the coast.
To see more pristine beaches, follow the coastal track that winds its way over Leonard Point to Picnic Bay and on to Whisky Bay. Walk south to Pillar Point for panoramic coastal views out to Tidal River and Norman Bay and back to Squeaky Beach. This is one of the best walks at Wilsons Prom and is suitable for all levels, including strollers.
As beaches and coasts are natural environments, you may encounter hazards. Follow our water safety advice to make sure your day out at Squeaky Beach is a safe and enjoyable one.
Things to do
How to get there
Squeaky Beach is on the western side of Wilsons Promontory National Park, north-west of Tidal River.
You can access the beach from Squeaky Beach Carpark or via short walks from Lilly Pilly Gully Carpark, Picnic Bay or Tidal River.
When you're there
Toilet facilities are located adjacent to the carpark.
Swim with care, as Squeaky Beach is not patrolled by lifesavers.
Squeaky Beach is extremely busy during peak season. The carpark is limited in size and fills quickly. Consider walking instead and enjoy scenic views along the walking track from Tidal River.
Need to know
Preparing for a busy summer
The Prom gets extremely busy over summer. For both visitor safety and your enjoyment, there is a limit to the number of vehicles that can be in the park. On busy summer days it can be challenging to park and safely move around popular sites like Tidal River and Squeaky Beach as cars and pedestrians often share the same roads.
If you are visiting the Prom this summer, please:
- consider visiting the Prom during on a weekday if you can
- carpool to and within the Prom to reduce congestion issues
- you may have to wait in your car, please bring food and water
- arrive before 10am and be prepared for crowds
- check the Prom webpage before you travel for the latest conditions
- only bring a maximum of two vehicles per site with your camping booking – this will be monitored and enforced
- support the park team by leaving the park when you check-out to allow space for new campers and visitors
Change of Conditions
Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Closure - Little Oberon Bay walking track (Norman Point to Oberon Bay)Little Oberon Bay walking track is closed between Norman Point and Oberon Bay until further notice while track maintenance works are completed. Oberon Bay Campsite is only accessible via Telegraph Saddle.
Stockyard Campground Closed
Stockyard Campground closed to campers. Bookings for camping at Tidal River can be made online.
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Park Closure - Sunday 13th August, 5pm to Friday 18th August, 8am 2023Wilsons Promontory National Park will be closed between 5pm Sunday 13th August and 8am Friday 18th August 2023 to undertake park management and conservation programs.
Notices Affecting Multiple Parks
Ground shooting operations targeting deerGround control operations targeting deer will be undertaken in these Parks and Reserves from December 2022 to December 2023. These areas will remain open to visitors during operations.Alpine National Park (Bogong High Plains, Mount Bogong, Dinner Plain, Dargo High Plains, Foothills and Southern Alps)Buchan Caves ReserveBurrowa-Pine MountainCape Conran Coastal ParkCape Liptrap Coastal ParkCabbage Tree Creek Flora ReserveErrinundra National ParkLake Tyers State ParkLakes National ParkBaw Baw National ParkMount Buffalo National ParkMount Mittamatite Regional ParkMount Mitta Mitta Flora ReserveMount Lawson State ParkMount Granya State ParkMountain Creek Education AreaPheasant Creek Flora ReserveWabba Wilderness ParkWilsons Promontory National ParkFor more information about deer control to protect biodiversity, please visit this link.