If you’re visiting Hastings and wanting to fill your lungs with fresh sea air then why not take a stroll, walk, run or cycle along the Hastings Foreshore Recreational Walking Track. It is a pleasant track. The track runs alongside the Western Port Bay offering scenic views of the bay, fishing boats and the mangrove forest along the shoreline.
For those feeling extra fit and wanting more exercise you’ll find fitness stations dotted along the way. With the Western Port Bay on one side and the Fred Smith Reserve on the other it is a very pleasant place to be exercising. Your pooch is welcome to join you, however it must be on a leash. The neighboring Fred Smith Reserve is a dog free roam area.
As you stroll along you can read up on the history of the area and Blue Scope Steel at Long Island Point which you can see across the bay.
Things to do around Hastings
Once you’ve finished strolling, walking or running along the approximate 3.6km take time out to walk along the Hastings Jetty. Watch the fishermen or perhaps throw a line in yourself. Check out the many boats moored onto the Jetty as you walk along. Perhaps have a Picnic/BBQ in the Fred Smith Reserve or go to the main street in Hastings to grab a bite to eat. Opposite the Hastings pier you’ll find a restaurant and indoor swimming pool. For the kids there is a playground and skate park.
You can easily spend a day at Hastings if you love being in the great outdoors. Below are some of the places we explored on our day trip to Hastings. Click on the links to learn more:
- Hastings Jetty
- Fred Smith Reserve, Hastings
- Hastings Boat Ramp
- Warringine Park, Hastings
- Jacks Beach Reserve, Bittern
Places to visit on the Mornington Peninsula
There is so much to see and do on the Mornington Peninsula. The area is famous for its wineries, beaches, The Peninsula Hot Springs, colourful beach huts on many of the beaches. Then there’s the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park where you can get up close with the Australian Wildlife. On a clear day you can see across the Port Phillip Bay on The Arthurs Seat Chairlift to the Melbourne CBD. That is just a few of the things the Mornington Peninsula has on offer.
Below are some of the places we’ve explored. Click on the links to learn more:
- 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
- Mornington Pier, Mornington
- Rosebud Pier, Rosebud
- Devilbend Natural Features Reserve, Moorooduc
- Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Pearcedale
Hastings Foreshore Recreational Walking Track Location
If you head to the Hastings Jetty which is on the Mornington Peninsula you will see the walking track nearby, it is well sign posted.
Have you visited Hastings Foreshore track or any other walking tracks that you would like to share your experiences with us. We’d love to hear about them.