Sorrento Bay Beach
Mornington Peninsula Bay BeachesFrankston: long, wide, safe sandy beaches for swimming and other watersports, including snorkelling, diving, sail-boarding and yachting. Popular for boating, excellent launch facilities. Excellent foreshore reserves, ideal for picnics, barbecues. Playground. Frankston Life Saving Club patrols.
Blairgowrie: a sandy bay beach. Barbecue and picnic facilities in foreshore reserve. Boat ramp suitable for small craft. Walking/cycling track.
Dromana: a long sweep of sandy beach from Safety Beach to Anthonys Nose. Excellent foreshore reserves. Picnic shelters, barbecues and playgrounds set among foreshore lawns. Popular camping area.
Mornington: there are a number of safe, sandy swimming beaches around this picturesque harbour and nearby areas. They include: Mills, Scout, Shire Hall, Mothers, Royal and Fishermans beaches. Extensive foreshore reserves with picnic and barbecue facilities. Boardwalk and lookouts around Schnapper Point. Excellent yacht and motor boating facilities. Mornington Life Saving Club patrols.
Mt. Eliza: there are a number of small, sandy bay beaches between Mt. Eliza and Mornington. Includes Daveys Bay, Canadian and Half Moon bays, Ranelagh and Sunnyside beaches.
Mt. Martha: has a number of safe, sandy bay beaches. Yacht and boating facilities. Foreshore reserves with picnic, barbecue facilities. Coastal walking path. Mt. Martha Life Saving Club patrols.
Portsea Bay Beach: a popular bay beach holiday destination. Last in the string of Port Phillip Bay beaches. Wide foreshore reserves with picnic, barbecue and play facilities. Queenscliff passenger ferry leaves from Portsea pier.
Rosebud: a popular family swimming beach, protected by offshore sandbars. Extensive shaded foreshore reserves with picnic, barbecue and play facilities. Rosebud Life Saving Club patrols beach.
Rye: a wide, sandy bay beach with large grassed foreshore reserve. Long jetty. Excellent picnic and barbecue facilities. Children's playground. Extensive boat launching, washing and parking facilities. Cycling/walking track.
Safety Beach: a calm, sandy bay swimming beach. Also popular for boating. Foreshore reserve with playgrounds. Seaford Long, sandy bay beach. Tracks through foreshore reserve allow access at various points along Nepean Highway. Seaford Life Saving Club patrols.
Sorrento Beach: an extremely popular bay beach and holiday destination. Excellent foreshore reserves with extensive picnic and barbecue facilities. Children's playground. Terminal for Queenscliff-Sorrento car/passenger ferry at Sorrento Pier. Modern boat launching and yachting facilities. Cycling/walking track.
Point Nepean: the point and the first 3 km of coast leading into Port Phillip Bay, as far as Observatory Point, are part of the Mornington Peninsula National Park. Unlike the beaches on the southern side of the point, the bay beaches receive only low to usually no ocean swell. The first four beaches form a narrow strip of sand below the steep, 20 to 30 m high bluffs that form the northern side of the point. The three Nepean Bay Beaches wind along below the crenulate bluffs. Swimming at the beaches closest to the point is not recommended due to the strong tidal currents of The Rip that run parallel to the beaches.
Mt Martha Beach
Pt Nepean beach