Ocean Beaches

A more rugged coast

The coastline on the southern side of the Mornington Peninsula is pounded by the strong Bass Strait currents and severe weather systems. This notorious stretch of water has been the doom of many ships and hundreds of wrecks litter this section of coast.  While the seas can be rough and the rips dangerous, the scenery is spectacular and for experienced surfers, there is nothing like it.

Bushranger's Bay
The beautiful Bushrangers Bay comprises of a sandy beach surrounded by basalt cliffs. This serene location is contrasted by dark and brooding headlands and wild waves that often crash onto jagged rocks guarding the entrance to the bay.
St Andrews Beach
Located 87km from Melbourne, St Andrews Beach is a tiny coastal village nestled among the sand dunes facing the wild waters of Bass Strait. It forms part of of a 35 km continuous stretch of beach that runs from Cape Schanck to Portsea. It’s a popular surf location with many good breaks that attracts surfers all year round.
Southern Peninsula