Rosebud is a very popular place along the Mornington Peninsula for tourists to go for a day trip, whilst many others make it a regular place to spend their holidays. On a summers day people flock to the Rosebud Pier which is located at the end of Jetty Road. The Rosebud Pier is approx. 300m long and a great place to throw in your fishing line. No matter what time on a summers day you’ll witness people roaming up and down the pier. Stones throw from the Rosebud Pier is an awesome playground and picnic area.
From the end of the pier you get views of the nearby Arthurs Seat and around Port Phillip Bay. On a good day boats will be bobbing up and down on the horizon, jet ski enthusiasts will be tearing along whilst others are paddling away in their kayaks.
Snorkelers and scuba divers frequent the waters under the pier and often see stingrays and octopus to name a few sea creatures that are seen.
There is a lovely area to meet family and friends for a BBQ, kids can play on the playground or weather permitting go for a swim or have fun building sand castles. The area is also a great spot to fly a kite.
Facilities at Rosebud Pier
What makes Rosebud Pier a destination to head to in Rosebud is due to the great facilities along the beach within walking distance to the shops. There is an awesome playground that’s well designed providing scenic views of the beach and Rosebud Pier.
- Car parking
- BBQ facilities
- Picnic tables
- Walking distance to shops and cafes
Where can I stay?
Camping along the foreshore has always been a popular place to stay. There are a number of caravan parks in the area. If camping is not your thing there are plenty of hotels to choose from, with a number situated opposite the beach. In my opinion anywhere from Rosebud to Sorrento is a lovely place to spend time relaxing and soaking up the fresh sea air.
Places of interest nearby
There are so many places within the Mornington Peninsula to explore, far too many to mention. No matter what your age there is something to suit everyone. At the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula in Frankston there is quite a bit to see. From wineries, beautiful beaches including surf beaches, cafes and restaurants, mazes, chair lift at Arthurs Seat, Peninsula Hot Springs, breweries, catch a movie at the Dromana drive in to mention a few. Near the playground there’s a map showing details of the Mornington Peninsula Walk.
If you are wanting to explore Queenscliff why not catch the ferry from Sorrento. You can even take your car with you, certainly saves driving all the way around the Port Phillip Bay to get there.
When heading home from Rosebud along the Nepean Highway through Frankston, ensure you stop at the top of Olivers Hill for the panoramic view of Port Phillip Bay.
Click on the below links to learn more about some of the places we have explored:
- Arthurs Seat, Dromana, Victoria
- Mount Martha Beach, Victoria
- Ranelagh Beach, Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia
- Frankston Foreshore, Beach & Pier, Frankston, Victoria
- Oliver’s Hill Lookout Point, Frankston, Victoria, Australia
Rosebud Pier Location
2 Jetty Road, Rosebud, Victoria
- Approx. 90km, 1hr 10mins from Melbourne CBD
- Approx. 7.7km, 13mins from Arthurs Seat, Dromana
Have you visited the Mornington Peninsula? If you have we’d love to hear about places you’ve explored and your experiences.