A BEACH near Apollo Bay has become an unlikely coastal tourist hotspot after visitors made rock sculptures on the sand.
Colac’s Darren Pyne said he saw the beach at Carisbrook Creek near Apollo Bay covered in stacked rocks on a road trip with his two daughters last week.
Mr Pyne said he stopped at the beach after his brother told him about the rock piles when he visited a week earlier.
“My brother was down from Queensland and he took his family out to have a look,” he said.
“So then I saw his pictures and thought that could be quite interesting for the kids to see while we’re cruising around,” he said.
Mr Pyne said the man-made rock piles at the beach were up to a metre high.
“Someone has made a couple one day, people have seen it and done a copy cat reaction to get it to where it is,” he said.
“It’s something you don’t see every day, it’s a bit of a novelty and humans having a bit of fun.”
Mr Pyne said he saw tourists constantly stopping at the beach to look at the rock piles.
“There were cars everywhere, one car takes off and another one pulls up,” he said.
“I told some of the tourists they were formed by the ocean at high tide at every night; they actually believed me for a few minutes until we started laughing.”