5 Beaches to Visit on the Mornington Peninsula

Published on 14 November 2017

We’re lucky enough to be under an hour away from some stunning coast line, surf haunts and family friendly beaches on the Mornington Peninsula. Summer is on its way – finally.

Here’s five to try on your next trip down the coast.


Family | Sorrento Front Beach

The sand here is soft and clean and the water clear. It’s perfect for young children to have a paddle, watch the Queenscliff Ferry come in to dock, or wander up the road to the adventure playground. The town of Sorrento also has plenty of places to keep little tummies full with cafes, restaurants and ice-creameries dotted along the main street.

Sorrento Front Beach

Surf | Point Leo Surf Beach

This popular spot is perfect for the beginner surfer or body boarder. Here you’ll fine gentle surf and the opportunity to join in regular surfing lessons in the summer months. The beach itself is about a kilometre long, with a small rocky outcrop that forms little rock pools to explore while taking a break from the board.

Point Leo Surf Beach

Scenic | London Bridge

This beach is not safe for swimming. It is however, worth a visit for its distinctive rock formation that looks like – you guessed it – a bridge. The Farnsworth Track runs along the clifftop for two kilometres and offers stunning ocean views. Be on the lookout for the Long-nosed Bandicoots who call the native vegetation on the cliff tops home.

London Bridge

BBQ | Mills Beach

This is the kind of beach you can stay at all day. It’s kid friendly and has a range of facilities nearby – clean toilets, a BBQ area and picnic tables, and a life-saving club. Pack up the kids, the esky and settle in.

Mills Beach

Quiet | Merricks Beach

This is one of the quieter spots dotted along the Mornington Peninsula. It’s not far from Flinders (stop off for some excellent fish and chips, or visit the chocolate shop!). Large cypress trees offer some shade and the water is crystal clear.

Merricks Beach

 

No matter what kind of beach day you’ve got planned, you’ll need some essentials. Hats and sunnies. Towels and tote bags. And of course, the all-important esky. Stop in at Eastland to pick up everything you need for the perfect day on the sand.