The long strip of nature reserve that runs next to the beach is known locally as the ‘foreshore’, and it makes for a great place to camp. From 25 October the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council managed foreshore camping grounds at Rosebud, Rye and Sorrento open for the camping season and, with the sandy beaches and shallow Port Phillip waters (ideal for swimming) just metres away from the 1000+ powered and unpowered campsites, you can understand why they are so popular. You will need to BYO tent and gear but the facilities are excellent with shower and toilet blocks, grassy areas shaded by large trees, kids’ play areas, barbecues, boat launching ramps close by and right over the road are coastal villages for all your last-minute supplies.
The views of the water may be million-dollar – but the camping rates are very reasonable with great-value off-peak camping packages. Plus you can bring a caravan if you want a less tent-like approach to your getaway.
Overlooking a lake in the Stony Creek valley and set between the rolling hills of Red Hill South, Iluka Glamping retreat is a little private oasis of serenity and beauty. You can pitch a tent and enjoy this stunning private campground with all you need for an easy camping holiday, or you can just turn up with an overnight bag and enjoy your back-to-nature escape in beautifully styled bell glamping tents. There are plenty of options to camp or glamp here; on tiered terraces or in bushland camp areas. Accompanying the campsites are bathrooms with hot showers and camp kitchens complete with all you will need. Take the opportunity to turn off the phone, get stuck into a great book and watch the kids run around and play. An easy 1500-metre walk will bring you to the beautiful Shoreham Beach for a surf, swim or stroll. More>>
For a pop-up glamping experience where you can choose your own location, Happy Glamper Mornington Peninsula delivers. Choose a canvas or Lotus Belle tent to be pitched at Pt Leo, Balnarring, Capel Sound, Shoreham, Blairgowrie or even on your own private land. Each tent oasis is prepared with a freshly made bed and furnished with magazines, colourful mats, board games, chairs and more. This experience offers the glamour and comforts of home with cosy, intimate spaces full of personality, warmth and thoughtful touches. Your canvas tent will be your retreat from the busy world, a space to unwind, set up on your choice of site by experienced outfitters and fully furnished prior to your arrival. You will not have to lift a finger. More>>
Choose a bush setting or be right on the beach – there are inland and coastal campsites along both Port Phillip and Western Port coasts. Whether camping out or glamping it up, either way its guaranteed fun!
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