Mornington Peninsula – Portsea

The prestigious seaside township of Portsea is located at the tip of the Mornington Peninsula.  A fantastic coastal location to holiday, Portsea features stunning scenic beaches and striking coastal walks and, being an easy 90 minutes drive from Melbourne CBD, it is where many of Melbourne’s most affluent have positioned weekenders and holiday homes.

Bordering the Point Nepean National Park, Portsea’s position boasts the uniqueness of having contrasting beachfronts, with both the calm clear waters of Port Phillip Bay at the front, and the roaring ocean beaches of Portsea Back Beach.

There is so much to do, see and explore in Portsea.  Take in the historical significance of Fort Nepean, with its fascinating labyrinth of nineteen century tunnels and forts, or visit the Quarantine Station, both of which were part of an army base which was initially off limits to the public.  Take a peek at how the other half live by strolling “Millionaire’s Walk” along the clifftop to get a glimpse into the most imposing mansions, or explore peaceful bays, wild coastlines and tranquil bush in one of the very many other walks Portsea has to offer.  Enjoy a long lunch or relax on the lawn at the newly refurbished iconic Portsea Hotel, which overlooks the grand and historic Portsea Pier and beyond, or experience an abundance of water-based activities including surfing the ocean beaches, learning to dive, touring the bay by jetski or exploring the reefs and coastal wrecks by boat.