Here at the Great Ocean Road Coast Blog we like to feature stories about our coast and the locals who live on and love our coast.
Marian Charlton is one such local – an active Torquay community member and a lover of the natural environment.
Marian walks the scenic Surf Coast Walk on a regular basis, appreciating all our breathtaking coast has to offer.
Rocky Point Lookout, in particular, holds strong sentimental value to Marian, a place her and her family have been visiting for over 50 years.
“Rocky Point has always been a significant place for me since our family camped here over 50 years ago,
“It is a great place to just appreciate our coast with its rock headlands and great sweeps of beach with breaking waves,” she said.
Marian recognises the importance of caring for our coast and taking action to ensure it can be enjoyed by all.
“We should all appreciate and care for our coastal environment so that it is there for all to enjoy, including future generations,
“As a local community person I notify the Great Ocean Road Coast Committee of any hazards or problems I see on my walks. This includes both live and dead seals on our beaches, trees that have fallen on the path, and issues with local toilet blocks,” Marian said.
Marian is eager to see the transformation of Rocky Point Lookout as it undergoes a restoration, generously funded by RACV and DEPI.
The site is set to be fully restored by late September.
For more information on the Rocky Point Lookout redevelopment click here.
Want to get involved? Friends of the Surf Coast Walk are always looking for new supporters – learn more here.
What’s your favourite spot on the coast or the Surf Coast Walk?