The Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail

Cyclist along Williamstown foreshore


Discover the extraordinary beauty and captivating history of the Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail, a 23km journey that stretches from the vicinity of the Westgate Bridge to Skeleton Creek.

The Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail offers a well-defined and easily navigable path for avid walkers and enthusiastic cyclists.

Lace up your walking shoes or hop on your bicycle and immerse yourself in maritime history, natural wonders, and captivating artworks and landmarks. It’s where the past meets the present, and the beauty of nature intertwines with human ingenuity. 

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Experience the natural beauty of Hobsons Bay 

The Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail embraces the Port Phillip Bay coastline, revealing stretches of pristine sandy beaches that invite you to stroll along the shoreline.

Then immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of wetlands along the trail, serving as vital habitats for a diverse range of wildlife. These wetlands are internationally recognised for their ecological significance, providing a sanctuary for numerous species of birds and other creatures.

Throughout your journey, you'll find the trail thoughtfully marked with distinctive trail markers with charming nautical motifs. These markers guide your way and provide intriguing snippets of local information, enriching your understanding of the area's history, culture, and environment. Discover the narrative of the coast as you follow these markers, forging a deeper connection to the local sense of place and community.

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Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail location

Spanning 23km, the Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail follows the coastline between Westgate Bridge and Skeleton Creek. Along the way, you’ll explore Williamstown, Cherry Lake, Altona, Truganina Coastal Parklands and more.

Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail Map Download map(PDF, 519KB)(PDF, 519KB)

Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail train stations 


Spotswood Station
Newport Station 
Williamstown Station
Williamstown Beach Station 
Seaholme Station
Altona Station 


Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail parking 


Both metered and free street parking are available along various stretches of the trail, including in Williamstown and Altona. 



What to see along the Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail 


There is plenty to see and do along the Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail. From sandy beaches and picturesque landscapes to brunch spots and local shops, here are a few destinations to visit along the trail. 


Venture through the renowned maritime historical precinct of Williamstown, where echoes of the past intertwine with the present. Explore its charming streets adorned with historic buildings, shop at local boutiques and admire the glorious city views.

Williamstown Nelson Place


Williamstown Botanic Gardens


Be enchanted by the beauty of the Williamstown Botanic Gardens, where carefully manicured landscapes and vibrant flora offer a serene respite from the bustling city. Lose yourself in the sensory delights of these gardens, breathing in the fragrant scents and admiring the bright colours that paint the surroundings.

Williamstown Botanic Gardens


Public Art 

Be captivated by the public artworks along the trail that serve as a testament to the region's cultural and artistic vibrancy. Each artwork tells a story, revealing facets of the area's cultural heritage and sparking a sense of wonder and contemplation.

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Where to stay in Hobsons Bay

Need a place to stay? Check out our list of Hobsons Bay Accommodation.