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.

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.

Fishing from the pier is a popular activity and is a particular hotspot for King George whiting, with the peak season being from November- April. Other popular activities include swimming in the calm, safe waters or casually strolling down the beach.

Located within a short walk of the Sorrento Pier is the town of Sorrento, one of Victoria's oldest seaside communities. Visit Sorrento for a variety of cafes, restaurants, galleries, picnic and barbeque facilities.

You can climb the nearby steps up the cliff face behind the Esplanade for spectacular views above Policemans Point where you catch watch the ferries come and go, and enjoy scenic views of Sorrento Front Beach. There's also the restored railway platform which was used by the Sorrento Steam Tram between 1890 and 1921 to carry holidaymakers arriving by ferry from Melbourne to the ocean beach.

  • Special Features:
Boating Facilities, Carpark, Family Friendly

Esplanade
Sorrento Victoria 3943
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