TYPE: Restaurant /café

KEY FEATURES: Waterfront dining, handcrafted beer, local wines and produce

5/17 The Esplanade, Cowes VIC 3922

+61 3 5952 1717

Opening Hours

  • 7 days from 26th Dec – 31st Jan
  • 6 days from 1st Feb – 25th Dec or by arrangement. Closed Tuesdays
  • Open 11.30am – 10.00pm

Beach HQ Restaurant & Bar Phillip Island


Located in the heart of Cowes, close to Phillip Island’s major retail hub and tourism attractions. An expansive terrace provides unsurpassed water views over the Cowes foreshore beach, Westernport Bay, French Island and the Mornington Peninsula. Opposite the Cowes Jetty, home to Western Port Ferries and Wildlife Coast Cruises. Indoor and outdoor dining options feature local produce and an extensive range of local wines.

Spectacular Water Views

If dining in a casual relaxed ambience, with both indoor and outdoor options available is to your liking, then go no further. Beach HQ offers the best water views in Cowes and their team will ensure an experience like no other.

Contemporary European and Australian cuisine, local produce

Beach HQ’s team of chefs led by their Internationally trained head chef, use local Phillip Island / Gippsland produce wherever possible. The menu offers something for everyone. Select from a range of seafood dishes, local Gippsland beef or traditional Australian style dishes, along with vegan, vegetarian and gluten free offerings plus delightful home-made desserts.

Features local Gippsland / Phillip Island wines and local handcrafted ales

Choose from Beach HQ’s extensive range of local wines as well as varietals from some of Australia’s leading wine regions. With plenty of options available by the glass, you will find a wine to suit your palate. Beer lovers enjoy the Island’s best range of local ales on tap as well as by the bottle or can.

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Special Features

  • Spectacular water views
  • Contemporary European and Australian cuisine, local produce
  • Features local Gippsland / Phillip Island wines and local handcrafted ales


160 people

Group Facilities

  • Group menus available on request
  • Ample car and coach parking
  • Group bookings – Contact Neil 03 59 521717