Most tourists to Aireys Inlet only visit the lighthouse. Or they stretch their legs along the Cliff Top Walk or Lighthouse Precinct Walk before resuming their drive on the Great Ocean Road. That is perfect. It allows you to treasure this exquisite Aireys Inlet Beach in solitude. Defining this 1,640 foot stretch of rock-strewn sand is an eroding red bluff plus sandstone formations. These artworks of nature were created by millenniums of waves and wind. At low tide, rock pools form and become a haven for tiny sea creatures. This gorgeous seascape is not visible from the parking lot at the end of Eagle Rock Parade. It unfolds after walking a short distance around a large pinnacle at the end of a headland. The beach is part of the Lorne-Queenscliff Coastal Reserve.