Oberon Beach is one of two beaches within Oberon Bay, on the western side of Wilsons Promontory. It’s exposed to strong westerly winds which created sand dunes behind the beach that extend up to 3km inland. Despite being fairly exposed, the waves average less than 1.5m in height, due to protection from the Glennie Group of islands which are 10km offshore.
The beach is about 2km in length, and suitable for swimming with caution (as rips are common when the waves exceed one metre). Fishing is not allowed here as the beach is part of the Marine Reserve.
There’s a bush campground at the southern end of Oberon Beach (bookings essential) – the Oberon Bay Camping Area – which has toilets, tank water and water from a creek.
Getting to Oberon Beach
You can easily reach the beach as a day trip from Tidal River via the coast (15km return) or Telegraph Saddle (20km return), and the campground is a popular overnight stop on the Wilsons Prom Southern Circuit. (If coming from Tidal River, getting to the campground requires a creek crossing which is best done at low tide.)