SO WHERE'S the sea? That's the first question Cape Clear locals get asked when tourists pass through the locale, which is about 35km south of Ballarat.
Fair enough when you are are 100-odd kilometres from the coast.
And as you'll see in the Our Towns magazine inside this week's edition of The Weekly Times, this cape can't boast a beach, it does have a lighthouse - well, a scaled-down version at least.
The idea to build a lighthouse started out as a bit of a joke among the residents but soon captured everyone's imagination as a way of creating a point of interest, said Lorraine Cameron, the publican at the Cape Clear Hotel.
The community got a shire grant, everyone chipped in labour and materials and the result is a 13-metre model of the real thing complete with working light. It officially opened last Friday.
And, just in case you are wondering, Cape Clear was named after Cape Clear in Ireland by a couple of Irish goldminers who came from there.