Squeaky Beach - The Prom
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Go in the morning to experience the orange glimmering rocks in the best lights. Avoid high tide: You will see the rocks in their full shape at low tide only. Check for low tide
The best weather is usually from December to March. You could also go in September/October or April. Avoid May to August, as these months are the coldest and wettest.
It’s usually not heavily crowded. However, on weekends, bank holiday and December/January (school holiday) it might get a lot busier.
Squeaky Beach is part of the popular Wilsons Promontory National Park, often called "The Prom". The park was established in 1898. The name of the beach comes from the grains of quartz. It makes a squeaking sound while walking on the sand. The beach is well known for the huge granite boulders.
Where to stay - camping
If you stay outside of the park, it's an hour drive or even more. The park offers only a few cabins, and they need to be booked many months in advance. The campground is huge, and the sanitation is fine. The fee for camping is high, but cabins outside the park are quite expensive. The big advantage of camping inside the park is that you enjoy the morning and evening moods. In the morning it is silent on hiking trails, and in the evening you might spot wombats at the campground. Several species of birds are used to people and you may spot them close.