Fishermen look no further, Hastings Jetty is a great place to relax and throw in your fishing line or go out in your boat. With a nearby boat ramp you’re set to go out onto Western Port Bay.
For those keen to fish from the Hastings Jetty ensure you keep your eye on your camp chair, on different occasions we have witnessed fishermen chairs blow over into the bay. It can get mighty windy out there. The best time to fish here is said to be at high tide. Your catch of the day could be an Australian Salmon, Silver Trevally, Flathead or a King George Whiting to name a few that you could be taking home and putting on the BBQ.
If fishing isn’t your thing a walk out to the end of the jetty is lovely as you pass by moored fishing boats of all sizes. For photographers this makes a great photo. With pelicans and seagulls adding to the shot, especially if you are eating fish and chips!! No matter what the weather a trip here is worth the visit.
From the jetty you can see the mangroves which again make for a lovely photo opportunity. For those keen fishermen they will be pleased to see the mangroves which make for a natural fish hatchery.
Tourists coming to the jetty precinct or looking for somewhere new to explore, the Visitor Centre which is situated in the old fishing shed is the place to go. The fishing shed was built in 1866 forming part of the jetty. You can view maps of the nearby area and read up on the history of the Jetty Precinct.
Reasons to visit Hastings Jetty
- Day trip
- Photographers hot spot
- Boat Mooring
Hastings Jetty Facilities
Hastings Jetty is a great place for all ages to enjoy a walk out to the end of the jetty and around the surrounding area. For kids spotting the Pelicans puts a smile on their dial. With many shouting out there’s Mr Percival after the popular kids movie “Storm Boy”
- Visitor Information Centre
- Fishing spot
- Nearby boat ramp
- Nearby restaurant
- Nearby indoor swimming pool
- Nearby playground
- Nearby picnic/BBQ area
- Nearby parkland
- Western Port Bay Trail
- Nearby public toilets
We love checking out Visitor Information Centres and discovering places to explore. Below is a great map providing tips on places to explore on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula.
Places to explore on the Mornington Peninsula
Where to start?? There are so many wonderful adventures to be had on the Mornington Peninsula, from wineries, mazes, hot springs and beautiful beaches to catching the Portsea to Queenscliff Ferry. Then there’s the chairlift at Arthurs Seat. Who can resist having an encounter with a Koala at the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park? Photographers taking photos of the iconic boat sheds on many of the beaches. The list goes on. Ensure you plan your holiday to make the most of what the scenic area has on offer.
Below are some of the places we’ve visited. 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 Jetty Location
Hastings Jetty is on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria
- 2 Marine Parade, Hastings Victoria 3915
- Approximately 74km, 1hr from Melbourne CBD
- Approximately 20km, 20mins from Frankston
Have you visited the Mornington Peninsula? If you have we’d love to hear about your adventures and any places you recommend we visit.