Ricketts Point Cafe is a favourite Beachside Cafe In Beaumaris. The cafe has long been famous for its family friendly atmosphere and breathtaking water views of Port Phillip Bay.
It has been part of the Beaumaris foreshore Reserve for over 50 years and has gone from a small home with a kiosk to a stylish cafe seating over 200 people and it's the best location on Port Phillip Bay.
The beach on which Rickett's Point is situated is ideal for families, especially those with young children as it is quite shallow in parts. There are two large car parking areas on the foreshore nearby as well as parking on Beach Rd opposite the Teahouse.
It is surrounded by gardens with electronic Barbeques, which are popular and is also a great starting point to follow the 'Coastal Art Trail', which features many of Australia's best known Artists. The cafe also has a large outdoor seating area, giving you wonderful views of the bay, heated in winter and covered to be enjoyed all year round.
Our food is cooked fresh daily with lots of options to choose from. There are daily specials to suit all needs and the menu changes seasonally.
Our meals range from seafood dishes, homemade cakes and pastries, fresh salads made daily, variety of burgers, homemade quiches, daily made sandwiches, a breakfast menu, gluten free options and daily specials.
We accept bookings of 10 people or more for dining on weekdays however we do not take bookings on weekends or public holidays. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9589 3040 to enquire further.
With its rockpools close to shore, Ricketts Point is the perfect place to introduce kids to the wonder of Victoria’s underwater marine life. Sandstone platforms are home to an array of marine creatures and are excellent for rockpool exploration. During summer the beach is patrolled by the life saving club, making it a great option for a summer family outing.
Within the diverse range of habitats at this site, there are many plants and animals which can be found. Near shore, the rocks are covered with green and red algae which shelters a range of invertebrates including brittle stars, bristle worms and crustaceans. The surrounding sandy bottoms are covered by patches of seagrass which attract a range of fish species. In deeper waters, rock bommies are carpeted in either green Caulerpa or brown Sargassum, which hides many small animals. These rocks also attract fish species including Southern Hulafish, scalyfin and morwong. If you look carefully, you may be able to uncover one of the masters of disguise, a cuttlefish. These animals are experts at changing their colour and skin texture to conceal themselves.
(Above excerpt taken from Parks Victoria)
Photos by Raymond V Lewis
Beach Rd, Beaumaris VIC 3193
(03) 9589 3040
Mon - Fri : Open from 9am
Sat, Sun & Public Holidays : Open from 8am