Goodwin Sands, Mallacoota (VIC, Australia)

Goodwin Sands, Mallacoota (VIC, Australia)



  • Goodwin Sands is best accessed by boat

    Goodwin Sands is best accessed by boat

  • There is plenty of room for rigging windsurfers & kites on the sand

    There is plenty of room for rigging windsurfers & kites on the sand

  • The view of the sandbar from the southern side - no direct access to beach

    The view of the sandbar from the southern side - no direct access to beach

  • A feeling of tranquility and isolation

    A feeling of tranquility and isolation

  • Sailing Goodwin Sands in a NE breeze

    Sailing Goodwin Sands in a NE breeze

  • From the north side you can drive the boat right up to the beach

    From the north side you can drive the boat right up to the beach

  • Looking across the sand bar / speed strip in a NE breeze (best in a SW breeze)

    Looking across the sand bar / speed strip in a NE breeze (best in a SW breeze)

  • Cruising at Goodwin Sands

    Cruising at Goodwin Sands

  • Super easy launching even in an on-shore breeze

    Super easy launching even in an on-shore breeze

  • Dogs are not allowed on the sand bar as this is a bird sanctuary but they can stay on the boat.

    Dogs are not allowed on the sand bar as this is a bird sanctuary but they can stay on the boat.

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  • 1 Review on “Goodwin Sands, Mallacoota (VIC, Australia)”

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    • WindHounds - Greg Post author
      10 months ago

      I really loved sailing at this spot. It was a bit of an adventure getting out there on a boat (but very straight forward) making that much more special. The day I sailed here it was blowing from the NE (which is not the direction for the speed strip). The wind was gusty and very up-and down (5 – 20 knots) however the last 30 mins before leaving the wind came up to about 20+ knots and was much more consistent.

      The bottom was mostly soft sand however you have to sail over some weed beds to get away from the shore in a NE breeze so it meant a tack to make this happen. There is no need for a weed fin and I didn’t wear booties and didn’t step on anything (I might have just been lucky!).

      I would love to grab a group of mates and head out to this spot for a day with a BBQ. I am hoping to get back out there in a couple of days when a southerly is due to arrive but it looks like a particularly strong front.

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