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McCrae is a small coastal village between Dromana and Rosebud at the foot of Arthurs Seat on the shores of Port Phillip. It offers a long beautiful white sandy beach and shallow swimming, along with a supermarket as well as cafes and restaurants across the road.



The McCrae Lighthouse is a prominent local landmark that was built to mark the turning point for shipping in the main navigational channels between Port Phillip Heads and Melbourne.

Safe swimming can be had at the picturesque white sandy beaches along the length of the foreshore reserve from the headland of Anthony’s Nose to Rosebud. There is also camping available in the foreshore reserve in the warmer months. This coastal strip is known as the foreshore and forms part of the 28km Bay Trail for walkers and cyclists that runs along the Port Phillip coastline from Safety Beach to Portsea.

McCrae is approximately a 1 hour 25 minute drive (90 kilometres) south of Melbourne.