Grey clouds are going to clear up for Summer by the Sea

Neil Blake

Victoria's popular Summer by the Sea event has commenced, kicking off a series of more than 300 coastal and marine activities across Victoria's coast from 2 – 26 January 2014.

Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) Coastcare Victoria facilitator Phillip Wierzbowski said: "It may not be classic beach weather at the moment but Summer by the Sea has a range of activities for people of all ages throughout January."

"Whenever you are heading to the Victorian coast, check out the Summer by the Sea page on the DEPI website ( and make a booking," Mr Wierzbowski said.

"Most of the events are free and you can take part in everything from snorkelling to rockpool rambles, sea shell safaris and Junior Ranger activities for kids."

"Summer by the Sea activities are not only fun, they also help to educate the community about Victoria's sensitive coastal and marine environments."

"Some of the Summer by the Sea activities are already booked out but there's plenty of others with lots of spaces left."

"Summer by the Sea includes activities right along the Victorian coast from Mallacoota to Cape Bridgewater with many located near popular tourist spots such as the Great Ocean Road and Lakes Entrance."

Summer by the Sea is run by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Parks Victoria and Corangamite Catchment Management Authority with the support of local volunteers and experts through the Coastcare Victoria program.

For information about activities and to book visit: