Victoria > West Coast

Barwon Heads (13th Beach)

Type Coastal dunes
Conditions S-SW
Rating HG Supervised / PG2
90km SW of Melbourne, Via Geelong.


Land managed by Barwon Coast


Dynasoarers , Rob van der Klooster (0408 335 559), Jan Bennewitz (0423 139 923)




This is a sensitive site.

Do not walk through the dunes and do not kite up the dunes. As always, give marked Hooded Plover nest sites plenty of room.

Consider flying Ocean Grove or elsewhere instead to reduce traffic at this site.

Beach nesting birds: Hooded Plovers nest in this area. Visit this page to learn more.


Hang gliders set up and take off on the grass patch left of the access path at the westmost carpark (40W). Paragliders take off from the beach at 32W or 30W. There is no PG top launch.


Anywhere on the beach. Hang gliders can top land on launch only. If possible, pack up hang gliders on the beach to reduce impact on launch vegetation.

Hazards / Comments

Like all small dune sites this requires excellent ground handling skills for paragliders and good close flying skills for HG and PG.