We spent last weekend in the Mornington Peninsula. Located south of Melbourne, it takes about 90 minutes to drive there, depending on the traffic. The Shire of Mornington Peninsula is made up of about 40 small towns and suburbs. Although it has a population of about 145k people, it’s a popular tourist destination. Not only does it have beautiful beaches, it’s got scenic drives and trails, golf courses, spas, markets, and more.
We were there to relax, explore, and and indulge in our photography hobby. I’m not much of a photographer, but I was armed with my iPhone and a Canon point-and-shoot camera.
We got up while it was still dark on Saturday morning and made our way to Cape Schanck, the southernmost tip of the Mornington Peninsula, to catch the sunrise.
After a hearty breakfast back at the house, we ventured to Sixteenth Beach with its lovely waterfalls and amazing Dragon’s Head rock.
We also went to Portsea’s Back Beach with its London Bridge rock arch.
We had lunch and dinner in the coastal town of Sorrento and went to Sorrento Back Beach to catch the sunset. It was a bit cold and grey and it rained a little, but it was a lovely weekend. I’d like to return to explore more of the Mornington Peninsula when it’s warmer and try some fishing.
Have you been to the Mornington Peninsula?