As you drive through Rocky Hills, just before Swansea on the Great Eastern Drive, you’ll find the Mayfield Bay Coastal Reserve and the lovely Mayfield Beach.
Travellers often miss this delightful part of the coast, as they fix their sights on the next town along the Great Eastern Drive. But it’s well worth taking some time to explore here.
Pull into the car park just off the highway and wander down onto the fine white sandy beach that skirts the edge of Mayfield Bay. Allow several minutes to take in the breathtaking outlook towards Maria Island before you commence your wandering.
This is a beach for strolling slowly, examining shells and rock pools and getting the sand between your toes. Stop to see the1845, convict-built Three Arch Bridge—preserved today beneath the existing highway, and wander along the beach to explore.