Piers & Jetties

Walk the planks, stroll a jetty

With water on three sides of the Mornington Peninsula there are piers and jetties scattered along both the western and eastern coastlines. Some of these structures are made of wood, others more modern alongside marinas and yacht moorings. There is even on with an underwater snorkelling trail at the Rye Pier.

The annual spider crab migration occurs in  autumn where thousands of these crustaceans cover the sandy bay floor and are easily visible for snorkellers around the pier at Rye. Fishing is allowed at most of the piers, and these waters are bountiful indeed. Top Tip: Make sure to have your own fishing licence if you are an adult - you can purchase one from the Mornington Peninsula Visitor Information Centre in Dromana.

Flinders Pier

  
Flinders Pier is located at the point where Western Port meets Bass Strait and has great views across Western Port to Phillip Island. The pier is 250 metres long, jutting out from the protected beach and is sheltered from the waters of Bass Strait by West Head.
This area is popular for sailing, fishing, and other watersports, and is well known for the abundance of squid caught, especially during spring months. Numerous other species have been caught off this jetty, including: King George whiting, Australian Salmon, silver trevally, wrasse, leatherjackets, barracouta and short finned pike.
Nearby Bass Park offers barbeques, walking trails and a playground. Public toilets are available at the pier.

  • Special Features:
Boating Facilities, Carpark, Picnic Area, Public Toilet

The Esplanade
Flinders Victoria 3929
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