Piers and Jetties

Walk the planks

With water on three sides there are piers and jetties scattered along the western and eastern coastlines of the Mornington Peninsula. Some made of wood, others more modern alongside marinas and yacht moorings. there is even on with an underwater snorkelling trail. Most allow fishing and these waters are bountiful indeed. Top Tip: Make sure to have your own fishing licence if you are an adult.

Dromana Pier
The Dromana Pier is situated opposite the main shopping area and Pier St in Dromana.  Dromana's pier was much longer in the early part of the 1900's and Dromana shared with Sorrento the ability to accommodate the bay steamers which did much to promote Dromana as a tourist destination.
Southern Peninsula
Flinders Pier
The Flinders Pier is located at the point where Western Port meets Bass Strait. It has great views across Western Port to Phillip Island. The Flinders Pier is 250 metres (820 ft) long that juts out from the protected beach, and is sheltered from the waters of Bass Strait by West Head.
Frankston Pier
The 500-metre Frankston Pier is a local landmark of the suburb. Originally built in 1857, it has been both extended as well as repaired a number of times over the years. There is an artificial reef within casting distance of the pier that is home to a wide variety of fish.
Frankston & Surrounds
Hastings Pier
The Hastings Pier, located on Skinner Steet, provides many opportunities for angling. Most productive at high tide, those who are keen could expect to catch a variety of fish including: King George whiting, Australian salmon, silver trevally and flathead. Public toilets are not far from the car park at the base of the pier.
Mornington Pier
Mornington Pier was first built in the 1850s, providing a safe berth for steamships carrying holiday makers from Melbourne. It was was also a busy departure point for vessels carrying produce to the Melbourne markets before rail arrived in the early 1890s.
Northern Peninsula
Rosebud Pier
Rosebud provides safe swimming beaches along its continuous stretch of sandy bay coastline, with the focal point being Rosebud Pier which it located opposite Jetty Road and extends about 300 metres into the water.In the early days Rosebud suffered from a lack of direct access to Melbourne.
Southern Peninsula
Rye Pier
If you are a recreational snorkeler, Rye Pier offers beautiful underwater vistas and some of the warmest water in Port Phillip Bay. The water is apporx 6m max in depth. Try to dive at high tide with calm waters for the best scenery.
Southern Peninsula
Sorrento Pier
The Sorrento Pier is located at the western end of Sorrento Front Beach under the rocky outcrop known as Policemans Point.Built in 1870, Sorrento Pier is visited by both recreational and commercial vessels. The Sorrento Pier provides access across the bay to Queenscliff via a 40 minute ferry ride.
Southern Peninsula