Breakwater, Victoria 

 

Breakwater is a residential and industrial suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia, located on the Barwon River, 4 km south-south-east of the Geelong central business district. Breakwater is home to the Geelong Racing Club, Geelong Racecourse and the Geelong Showgrounds.

It is one of the local islands in the Salish Sea. It’s a 20-minute ferry ride from West Vancouver (if you have a car, you can take a slightly longer trip by driving on to Horseshoe Bay and then taking a 35-minute ferry ride). But it’s worth it. While it’s small, the island has a couple nice attractions, including nine kilometres of trails and 1,000 metres of beaches.

Breakwater, a waterfront community in Victoria, British Columbia, is recognized as one of the best waterfront communities in Canada, as well as one of the top waterfront communities in the world. Located across the Inner Harbour from Victoria and steps from the water, Breakwater offers residents the opportunity to live, work, and play within one of the most scenic areas in Canada.It is a government-led project to house 600 refugees in 12 x 12 metre containers. It will provide housing, infrastructure, and support services. The refugees will be housed in four containers. A communal lounge, kitchen, and laundry are also included. The containers will be serviced by a nurse and a doctor.

The best beaches in Victoria are Breakwater Beach, Tod Inlet, and Ruby Beach. Victoria Breakwater Beach is located on the western side of the mainland in Victoria, about an hour and a half drive from Portland. This beach is one of the widest beaches on the Oregon coast, with 2.6 miles of beach and 16 acres of parking lots. Warm, calm water, good fishing, and calm winds make this beach a great beach for families with children. This beach also has picnic tables, bathrooms, and showers.

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History is Canada’s oldest museum and the oldest museum in the Maritime Provinces. It was built in 1886 and originally called the Provincial Museum of Victoria. It is located near downtown Victoria, British Columbia, Canada at 1 Charles Street. It is home to over 400,000 objects and artifacts.

Breakwater is a small community located in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. It is home to less than 500 residents. Although Breakwater residents do not have their own municipal government, the community does have its own police force, fire department, and library. Breakwater was formed in 1880 when the Breakwater Point Lighthouse was constructed. Breakwater’s earliest settlers arrived from Devon, England, and were mostly full or part-time sailors. In 1886, Breakwater Point Lighthouse was electrified.

What once was a reservoir is now a beautiful park. It is the newest attraction in Victoria. The Breakwater is an impressive park in and off itself. It has beach, cliffs, and a lighthouse. It is the perfect place for families..

Breakwater, Victoria, is a small town in the eastern part of the state of Victoria. The town is situated on the Breakwater Inlet, which is a narrow inlet of Bass Strait, 34 kilometres (21 mi) wide, and 72 kilometres (45 mi) long. It is the most easterly town in Victoria and is situated between Cape Liptrap, 1.6 kilometres (1 mi) to the north-east, and 44 km (27 mi) to the south-west of Melbourne. It is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, and cafes, as well as a number of beaches and parks. Victoria is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. There is something for everyone in this vibrant community.

The town has many attractions like the Breakwater Aquarium and the Breakwater Wildlife Sanctuary.

Warrnambool Aquarium on the breakwater first opened in 1971 and operated as a public attraction until 1998. It is believed to have been opened by then Liberal Government Minister Ian Sinclair.

The sandstone walls are believed to have come from the old abattoirs which included being carted there by hand. The walls were built by Norm Sanders and Ken Farral, the Domes was constructed by Digger Parker concrete, and other work done by Fotheringhams.

The aquarium used no filtration system at all, but rather twice a day the tanks were drained of most of their water and then filled again by pump, straight from the bay. This system meant that only local species were able to be maintained at the Aquarium for display.

Amongst the species captured, kept, bred, and displayed at the aquarium were Blue-Ringed Octopus from Stingray Bay

Breakwater Wildlife Sanctuary is the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Victoria and the largest in south east Australia. Meet pods and mobs of our favourite wildlife in sanctuaries, national parks and some surprising places.