The small coastal resort of Venus Bay is situated on a narrow peninsula of land, bordered on one side by the open sea of Bass Strait and on the other by the calm waters of Anderson Inlet.
Venus Bay is very much a holiday town, with a large collection of houses and units available for holiday rental and a caravan park, all located within a short distance of the coast. The town's commercial centre, situated on Jupiter Boulevard at the Centre Road junction, features a general store, food outlets and a number of speciality shops. Internet access is available at the Venus Bay Caravan Park.
Venus Bay has a number of pristine surf beaches which front the waters of Bass Strait and are nestled within the foreshore reserve of the Cape Liptrap Coastal Park. This park extends along the coast to Waratah Bay, offering a number of scenic bushwalking tracks.
The placid waters of Anderson Inlet, which resembles a large lake, is ideal for boating and fishing. This large body of water extends extends all the way from Inverloch to the mouth of the Tarwin River at the small township of Tarwin Lower.
Venus Bay is central to many natural attractions in the South Gippsland area, including Wilsons Promontory National Park, which is just under an hour's drive east.