Situated along the Mornington Peninsula are the popular Mornington Beaches, you can visit either Mothers Beach or Shire Hill Beach which is at the eastern end. The beaches are situated side by side. Both are lovely small, sandy beaches with some rocks which are often being clambered over. From the sandy shores you can look across to the Mornington Pier and watch the numerous yachts and fishing boats bobbing up and down on the water. With the brightly coloured beach huts lining the Shire Hill beach making it a photographers destination.
Mornington is a very popular destination for both locals and tourists to enjoy. There are hillside walks which provide fantastic views down onto the Mornington Beach and the Mornington Pier. Mornington has always been a favourite place of mine to visit. Being bought up on the Mornington Peninsula it’s a place I have spent many a summers and winters day. Regardless of the weather I love visiting here. On this occasion is was a cold, windy and rainy day. As you can see from the number of foot prints in the sand even on a cold day it’s a popular destination. If you visit here on a sunny day the views of the Port Phillip Bay are absolutely gorgeous, with the bay glistening gorgeous blue colours in the sunshine and making it a photographers dream.
Why should I visit Mornington Beach
Not only is the Mornington Beach a lovely sheltered beach to take the family for a swim, or picnic, you can also hire a boat, go fishing, diving, take a stroll along the cliff top and check out the amazing panoramic Port Phillip Bay views and look down onto the Mornington Pier and beach.
Nearby is the popular Mornington Park where many take shelter from the hot sun on a summers day and picnic under the lovely big trees. Here you will also find a play ground, a large grass area to kick a footy as you relax breathing in the fresh sea air.
If shopping is your thing, a stones throw walk away is the Main Street of Mornington. Boutique shops, cafes, bars and restaurants line the street. Often events are held here, including markets.
7 Things to do at Mornington Beach
Below are just a few of the reasons to make Mornington your beach destination.
- Snorkeling/scuba diving
- Coastal walk
- Hire a boat
Nearby attractions to Mornington Beach
There are so many things to do on the Mornington Peninsula, it is definitely a place you could spend weeks exploring. With so much on offer from beautiful beaches including surf beaches, wineries, breweries, cafes, Dromana drive in, the chairlift at Arthurs Seat, mazes, Peninsula Hot Springs, Cape Schanck Lighthouse you can even take your car across on the ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff. These are just a handful of things on offer along the Mornington Peninsula to make it your next day trip or holiday destination.
Below a just a couple of the nearby places we’ve explored, click on the links to learn more about the surrounding areas.
- Mornington Pier, Mornington, Victoria, Australia
- Rosebud Pier, Victoria, Australia
- Mount Martha Beach, Victoria
- Arthurs Seat, Dromana, Victoria
- Ranelagh Beach, Mount Eliza, Victoria
- Frankston Foreshore, Beach & Pier, Frankston, Victoria
- Oliver’s Hill Lookout Point, Frankston, Victoria
- Frankston Street Art, Frankston, Victoria
Mornington Beach Location
To access the beach there are a couple of walkways with stairs which lead you down to the beach, or you can walk from the car park situated at the Mornington Pier.
5 Schnapper Point Drive, Mornington
- Approx. 75km, 1hr from Melbourne CBD
- Approx. 23km, 25mins from Arthurs Seat
What areas of Victoria have you explored? Do you have any favourite places you’d like to share with us? We’d love to hear about them.