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Ocean Beaches

A more rugged yet beautiful coast

The coastline on the southern side of the Mornington Peninsula is pounded by the strong Bass Strait currents and severe weather systems. The entire length of the Bass Strait coastline is formed from calciferous sanddunes and is part of the Mornington Peninsula National Park.

A walking track known as the Coastal Walk connects Cape Schanck in the east to Portsea Back beach in the west. Along the way the landscape offers invaluable nesting sites for the endangered (and protected) Hooded Plover, and is home to a wide range of other birds and animals. 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.