This beach covers both the McGennans and Sufside beaches and needless to say is the Main Beach in Warrnambool. Plenty of parking with a long strip of sand to spread out the picnic or lie on your towels and make frequent dips into the crashing waves along the beach. I love this beach and find it to be one of the best I have ever been to.
If you are a surfer you will probably want to go to the left of the Surf Life Saving tower and if you are a swimmer go to the right. The safest place is in front of the tower where the flags are but McGennans is known to be a milder beach for currents and waves so that’s where I stick to.
There is a lot of parking here on the road that leads to the Surf Life Saving Club or turn left just past it off Pertobe Road and there is a long stretch of carparks which I have never seen full even on the warmest day. There are public toilets at the Clubhouse or if you are further along walk down to the toilet block near where you turned in. At regular intervals there are outdoor showers if you don’t want to take the smell of the ocean back home with you.