See & Do

Weekend at Mornington Peninsula beaches

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.

Mornington Peninsula, Cape Schanck

Mornington Peninsula, Cape Schanck

Mornington Peninsula, Cape Schanck

After a hearty breakfast back at the house, we ventured to Sixteenth Beach with its lovely waterfalls and amazing Dragon’s Head rock.

Mornington Peninsula, Sixteenth Beach

Mornington Peninsula, Sixteenth Beach

Mornington Peninsula, Sixteenth Beach

We also went to Portsea’s Back Beach with its London Bridge rock arch.

Portsea’s Back Beach

Portsea’s Back Beach

Portsea’s Back Beach

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?

Comments

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  • julesdownunder

    Lovely photos!

    • Cosette

      Thanks! 🙂

  • I love these photos.

    I can just see the Cape Shank Lighthouse from my verandah. I haven’t been there for years and was thinking I should make the trip soon – once again you’ve encouraged me to act on that thought.

    I love the Mornington Peninsula, I’ve lived on it for most of my adult life, and as a child, my family often holidayed in Sorrento.

    Thanks.

    • Cosette

      My partner Theo hadn’t been to the area in years and he found it very different. What was once a sleepy vacation spot is now hustling and bustling. Still, it’s very beautiful and we both enjoyed our time there.

  • I love going to the back beaches in Mornington. I really want to see the Dragon’s Head. I tried to find it once but was not successful. The area I explored was still amazing!

    Stephanie
    Adventures in Aussieland

    • Cosette Paneque

      It is beautiful. I’d like to go back when the weather is milder and explore more. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment 🙂

  • I finally went back and saw the Dragon’s Head when it wasn’t covered in water! So cool!