This section of the walk begins at Marengo Caravan Park. You can either choose to take the sand and honeycombed, science-fiction landscape of the rock shelves or continue on with the trail through the Caravan Park and along the foreshore and boardwalks. After the foreshore area you’ll be travelling through a more rural terrain. There’s a few ups and downs as you progress over the hills here, even a fence climb at one stage (there is a small ladder though ). After the low lying and sometimes swampy Three Creeks Beach you’ll move into a low forest initially, then just above Shelly beach you’ll climb into the higher forests of the Great Otway National Park. Soon you will arrive at a fork in the trail. If you go left you can head down to Shelly Beach; if you go right you’ll arrive at the car park area. From Shelly Beach Carpark you have the option of taking the beautiful walk down to the Elliot River mouth and a fairly steep climb up the Elliot River Track to reach the Elliot Ridge Great Ocean Walk Campsite.
Distance: 7 kms approx. Time: 3 hrs. Difficulty: Easy to Medium.