The Most Beautiful Places to Explore on The Mornington Peninsula
There are so many beautiful places to explore on the Mornington Peninsula. I have only lived here for a few months but have tried to get out as much as possible to discover everything this place has to offer. I have decided that the most beautiful places to either explore, relax, hike, or swim at are Diamond Bay, Cape Schanck, and Bridgewater Bay. It is possible to do all three places in one day but I don’t recommend it.
This beautiful secluded beach is surprisingly quiet. It has a lot of rock formations and you can find little hidden spots to set up your towel to sunbake with a bit of privacy. I was there in the middle of the day on a Sunday and it was very quiet, just a few people sunbaking and snorkelling.
Getting there: Type into your GPS “Diamond Bay Rd”. It’s a small dirt road you follow to the end where you’ll reach a tiny car park with only about 12 spaces. I arrived around midday and there was just one spot available. Once you’re at the car park you’ll see a path leading to Diamond Bay, which is about a 3-minute walk. There is also a path veering off which leads to a lookout.
There are no toilet facilities here.
This is not really a place I’d swim but it’s a beautiful area to explore. The view from the top of the boardwalk is breathtaking so don’t forget your camera. If you want the boardwalk all to yourself, arrive around 7:30am.
Getting there: Type into your GPS “Cape Schanck Lighthouse”. At the car park you will see signs leading to the boardwalk. There are two paths to get there, the first one you approach is slightly longer by just a few minutes but has nicer views. The walk from the carpark to the start of the boardwalk is about 4 minutes.
There is a toilet block at the carpark.
We came here looking for the rockpool to cliff jump into but it was high tide and we couldn’t find it. It’s still such a beautiful area for a light hike in the dunes overlooking the ocean. About fifteen minutes into the walk you reach some stairs leading down onto a secluded beach, definitely doesn’t look safe for swimming but good for photos.
Getting there: Type into your GPS “Bridgewater Bay”, it will say you’re there when you are only half way down the street, keep driving and you’ll reach a car park where the walk starts.