Boat Ramps

Boat ramps can be found at the following locations: 

  • Cape Paterson
  • Corinella
  • Coronet Bay
  • Cowes
  • Flat Rocks
  • Grantville
  • Inverloch
  • Lang Lang
  • Mahers Landing
  • Newhaven
  • Rhyll

Some of Councils more basic weather/tide dependent boat ramps can be used free of charge.  However the ramps that feature user facilities and infrastructure require payment of a fee for use.

Council manages the boat ramps at Cape Paterson, Cowes, Grantville, Inverloch, Mahers Landing, Newhaven and Rhyll.

To use the Cowes, Inverloch, Newhaven and Rhyll boat ramps, you will need to purchase a boat ramp ticket from any of Council's Customer Services Centres or the following businesses:

  • Evans Petroleum/BP Service Station, 25 Williams Street, Inverloch
  • Jim's Bait and Tackle, 151 Marine Parade, San Remo
  • Phillip Island Marine, 14 Beach Road, Rhyll
  • Phillip Island Motors and Fishing Centre/Shell Service Station, 157 Thompson Avenue, Cowes
  • Cowes General Store, 181 Church Street, Cowes
  • Cowes Boat Hire, 1 Anderson Road, Cowes
  • Rhyll General Store, 41 Lock Road, Rhyll

Daily permits can also be purchased from machines located at Council's boat ramps at Cowes, Inverloch, Newhaven and Rhyll.

Prices for permits:

  • Day $10.00
  • Month $40.00
  • Year $70.00

The money raised from the permits will be used to improve recreational boating facilities across Bass Coast. If you have any suggestions about how these funds can be used, email

Vehicles parked in the boat ramp car parks must have a valid permit displayed in the windscreen. Fines do apply for failing to display a permit. For more information contact Council's Community Safety team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278).

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