Mount Martha is a coastal town along the Mornington Peninsula south of Melbourne. If you’re looking for a beach escape it’s a lovely place to go. With coloured beach huts lining the sandy beach making it a photographers dream.
No matter what the weather Mount Martha beach is a gorgeous place to be. What a lovely place to take in the fresh air as you stroll along the beach or along the road with the panoramic views of Port Phillip Bay. On a summers day you’ll see fishing boats bobbing up and down.
It was a wild, wet and windy day when we decided to escape our four walls and head to the Mornington Peninsula. Our first stop was Mount Martha Village where we opted for take away fish n chips. With our fish n chips in hand we headed to the Mount Martha Beach car park where due to the rain pelting down we enjoyed our lunch whilst watching the waves.
As soon as the weather broke we were on the beach in a shot. With the wind whistling through our hair we strolled along the sandy deserted beach. We admired the coloured beach huts that line the beach. On a grey day, they certainly brightened the day and put a smile on our dial.
No matter what the weather Mount Martha Beach is definitely a great go to place. With the shopping village across the road offering boutique style shops and a choice of restaurants. A visit to the beach and shopping all within stones throw.
Our walk along the beach soon came to a halt as the rain once again pelted down. With a quick stop at the very clean public toilets we continued our road trip along the scenic coastal road to Rosebud jetty.
Mount Martha beach facilities
- Public toilets
- Car park
Nearby places to explore
There are so many wonderful places to explore along the Mornington Peninsula and surrounding areas. If you love the beach a visit to the Mornington Peninsula will not disappoint. From the back surf beaches to the calmer beaches along Port Phillip Bay you’re sure to find your perfect spot. There are many wineries, fun activities for kids of all ages and loads of camping along the foreshore. If camping is not for you, there are numerous hotels to suit all holiday makers whether for an overnight stay or longer.
Our must go to places along the Mornington Peninsula are to stroll along the Main Street of Mornington down to the beach and jetty, Arthurs Seat should not be missed. At Arthurs Seat you get amazing views across Port Phillip Bay, if you take the windy road up to the top don’t forget to stop along the roadside and take in the view. Once you reach the top you have a chairlift which offers fantastic views of Port Phillip Bay, mazes, places to have a picnic and wineries to visit.
If you prefer to stay on the Beach ensure you head to Cape Shanck where you can go for a great walk and see the Cape Shanck Lighthouse. Then of course there’s Sorrento where you can lay on the beach, roam the shops or go on the ferry across to Queenscliff, you can even take your car on the ferry.
Click on the below links to find out more about some of the places we’ve explored.
- Arthurs Seat Dromana, Victoria
- Ranelagh Beach, Mt Eliza, Victoria
- Olivers Hill Lookout Point, Frankston, Victoria
- Frankston Street Art, Frankston, Victoria
- Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve, Frankston
- Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands, Victoria
- Frankston Foreshore, Beach & Pier, Frankston, Victoria
- Rosebud Pier, Rosebud, Victoria
- Mornington Beach, Mornington, Victoria
Mount Martha Beach Location
Esplanade Rd, Mount Martha, Victoria
- Approx. 78km, 1hr from Melbourne CBD
- Approx. 21km, 18mins from Rosebud Jetty
Have you explored the scenic Mornington Peninsula? If so, we would love to hear about your adventures and your favourite places.