The Coastal Walks
A series of shorter walks that link together to create a 30km hike from Cape Schanck to London Bridge at Portsea.
Featuring clifftop tracks with magnificent views of surf, sand, tidal rock pools and dense coastal scrub. Long beach walks are included, and short tracks inland provide exit points along the way. The Coastal Walk is part two of the Mornington Peninsula 100km Walk.
Download the Mornington Peninsula 100km Walk map here
Look out for the 'Hooded Plover' symbol which identifies that you are on the Coastal Walk. Check tides before setting off.
Orange markers indicate ‘through’ track
Blue markers indicate a ‘circuit’ walk to intersecting locations.
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The Coastal Walk takes in a large section of the Mornington Peninsula National Park
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Note: there are strict guidelines regarding dogs and National Parks
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Follow the walking track from the kiosk towards the Cape via the wooden staircase and boardwalk, descending to the beach and rock platform. Lookouts give spectacular views over the geological formations of Pulpit Rock and Devils Desk, which were created over millions of years.
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2km return with some steep sections through dense coastal vegetation, with lookouts to vantage points and spectacular views of basalt cliffs at Selwyn’s Fault. At low tide, Fingal beach is exposed but always check tides before setting out.
GUNNAMATTA TO ST ANDREWS
Includes some beach walking with rock pools and reefs at low tide. Popular surfing and fishing beach
BRIDGEWATER BAY, BLAIRGOWRIE
2km return circular walk starts at St Johns Wood Road car park, overlooks rugged Bridgewater Bay and returns on a sheltered coastal bush track.
This 11km track was constructed in the 1890s to provide better access to the coast after two devastating shipwrecks. A number of lookouts provide breathtaking views down the coast, with good vantage points at the Bay of Islands, St Paul’s Lookout, and further west at Koonya Ocean Beach and No 16 (the 16th lifesaving point). Short detours can be made to Diamond Bay, Jubilee Point and St Paul’s, and are well worth the trip.
DIAMOND BAY, SORRENTO
Steps to Diamond Bay and stunning views from St Paul’s Lookout
3km historic track winds its way along cliff tops from Diamond Bay, with original 1800s limestone paved footpath. Spectacular coastal views. Take a walk through time, and discover some of the changes that have happened in the area during the last 100 years.
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Loop return 0.5km, or add 1.2km loop to Sphinx Rock. Short circuit walk from Sorrento Life Saving Club via Coppins Lookout rotunda. On a clear day you can see along the coast from Cape Schanck to the Otway’s and Dandenong Ranges.
3km return scenic walk along clifftops from Portsea Surf Beach car park to London Bridge. The Farnsworth Track links Portsea Ocean Beach with London Bridge along the cliff tops. The track is 1.5 km long and takes 30-45 minutes to walk one way. Start at either London Bridge or Portsea Ocean Beach and walk one or both ways along the track. Alternatively, complete a round trip by walking along the track and the beach
Download Farnsworth Track Fact Sheet Here