Located at the Northern end of the bay Warath Bay was named after the sailing ship "Waratah" that sheltered in the bay during a storm in 1854, this beautiful area has 20 kilometers of sparkling sandy beach, with Cape Liptrap at it's Western extreme and the Prom to the East.
The Brataualang Aboriginal clan were the first occupants of this South Gippsland coastal town. Coastal middens many centurys old have been found along this stretch of pristine coastline.
Popular family beaches, surfing and fishing, as well as boat launching facilitities cater for all water activities. Spectacular views can be enjoyed by strolling along the bush fire track starting at Brown Street.
There are no shops in the town just holiday houses and the Waratah Bay Caravan Park which offers accommodation right on the beach. Camping is also available.
For day visitors there are public tables, a playground and toilets.
“The ghost of Walkerville” haunts the sands and many of the older locals fervently believe they have seen her. The ghost is said to be the wife of a sea captain lost in the bay. At least ten large vessels have been lost in the area.
In the 1870’s Waratah Bay became busy with shipping to and from the lime kilns - the massive brickworks can still be seen today on the beach at Walkerville and with any luck you might catch a glimpse of the ghost of Walkerville.