Smith’s Beach and Phillip Island

Our address

1 Marlin Street
Smiths Beach
Phillip Island, VIC 3922

How to reach us

Cliff Top Boutique Accommodation is located at Smith’s Beach on Phillip Island, a mere 90 minutes drive from Melbourne.

By car:

From Melbourne, drive along the Monash Freeway (M1) and turn south onto the South Gippsland Highway (M420). Turn onto the Bass Highway (A420) then take the Phillip Island exit to San Remo. Cross the bridge onto Phillip Island. Continue to drive along Phillip Island Tourist Road for approximately 10kms and you will see the road split into two. There will be a sign advertising the Penguin Parade, Grand Prix Circuit and the Nobbie’s Centre. Veer left there onto Back Beach Road, turn at the first street on the left – Dolphin Drive – and continue along this until you come to the end. You will see a gravel driveway and a sign welcoming you to Cliff Top. Proceed down the driveway.

By bus:

V/Line runs daily coach services between Southern Cross Station and Cowes, via Grantville, Corinella, Bass, San Remo and Newhaven. For detailed information please contact V/Line on (in Australia only) 136 196 or visit www.vline.com.au.

About Phillip Island

Perhaps known best for its world class Grand Prix racing circuit, Phillip Island comes alive every September with the V8 Super Cars L&H 500 weekend and in the early part of the year for the World Superbikes event.

Natural wonders

Phillip Island is 26 kilometres long, 9 kilometres wide and boasts 101 kilometres of dazzling, natural coastline.  The south, and part of the west coast of the island are exposed to the open ocean and Bass Strait, meaning some of Australia’s best surf waves are here.  The northern coastline – Westernport Bay – offers wonderful sandy beaches with calm, safe swimming areas.  The island’s western coastline features a number of intriguing bays and inlets and magnificent mangrove flats.


A can’t-miss attraction on Phillip Island is the Penguin Parade, when each evening, following sunset, the entire local colony of fairy penguins waddles up the beach to return to their burrows for the evening.  Fur seals, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, possums and abundant birdlife also call Phillip Island their home.
For more information on Phillip Island’s attractions, click here.

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