The quaint Cape Patterson in the Gippsland region, Victoria, is a small fishing village and holiday home town, which draws a large number of campers during the summer months of October to April, every year. With a small number of permanent residents, 674, at last count, there are a lot of holiday homes and holiday rentals in the area, and families will have a large variety to choose from when choosing their holiday accommodation. The permanent residency used to be so small that the Post Office for Cape Patterson was only open during the summer months. The laid back lifestyle and the friendly ambience of the people that call Cape Patterson home will infuse even the weariest of souls with renewal and relaxation. For a proper beach bum holiday location, the Cape is one of the ultimate, along the gorgeous coastline of the Ninety Mile Beach.
Seeing as though the gorgeous stretches of seemingly never ending beachfront start at your front door of your holiday home, it may be difficult to tear you away from your perch on the porch of your holiday villa, drink in hand, feet up, reading your book. When you are eventually feeling energetic enough to get up from your beach towel, there are many adventures here to entice you to get out and about.
The beaches at Cape Paterson are all family friendly, with excellent spots for swimming, snorkeling, surfing and scuba diving. The beaches are also great for kids to potter around the rock pools and explore the marine life that lives there, and to walk along the beach and pick up sandy beach treasures and mementoes to take home with them. The beaches are patrolled by the Cape Paterson Life Saving Club in the summer, making sure all the visitors are safe on their summer holidays.
Walks and trails will take you all along through the coastal paths, exploring lime kilns that are thousands of years old, and even a spot where you can explore areas of dinosaur diggings. Just the amazing scenery is enough to get you up and about in the fresh air and enjoy a stroll through the lush vegetation and sand dunes, and get a chance to see all the spectacular wild life that have made their home here.
Caravanning and camping are popular holiday accommodation choices, as the facilities at the camping sites are superb. You are even able to camp right ton the beach, with some of the campsites all hooked up to power points, and others completely without power, for a real outdoor camping experience.
The temperate oceanic climate is directly affected by the gentle cooling breeze coming off the sea. The breeze keeps daytime temperatures from rising in the summer time, keeping it a cool average of 24 C in the summer, and 13 C in the winter months, that run from April to September. The Cape is an all round destination for holiday makers wanting to book holiday accommodation, as it never really gets unbearably hot, and it is always nice on the beachfront.
Book a direct flight into Melbourne, Victoria, all the major airlines have links out of Heathrow, and other major international terminals. Hire a car, and drive approximately one and a half hours down to the eastern foreshore reserve of Cape Paterson, right to the front door of your holiday accommodation.