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Fresh air. Great views. Cool breezes. Great walking path to the beach. Surf. Lots and lots of... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Great ocean beach

Plenty of clean yellow sand and blue water. Good place for boarding and rock pools for the... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Melbourne, Australia
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Broad expanse of beach with good surfing waves, but dangerous rip tides (Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt disappeared swimming here in 1967).
Back Beach Road, Portsea, Victoria 3944, Australia
+61 1800 804 009
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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Fresh air. Great views. Cool breezes. Great walking path to the beach. Surf. Lots and lots of sand. Good parking.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank BettyM16
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Plenty of clean yellow sand and blue water. Good place for boarding and rock pools for the littlies. Short walk to London Bridge (giant rock formation) with its window to the sea makes for great photos. Clean toilet and shower facilities available.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

It seemed like half of the population of Melbourne were visiting here. Relaxing place near the city.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 32Morten
Reviewed 27 December 2017

This is the reach beach at Portsea and has a shielded beach area. Was quite crowded over the Christmas holidays but we climbed up to the observation point which gave a good view of both sides of the peninsula.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank gpsubang
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

I would suggest anyone going to Melbourne, to please visit Mornington Peninsula. The drive in itself is really beautiful and peaceful. Portsea was the first place we stopped for while going through the peninsula. Chilly wind owing to the month of June and the bright...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank ShashankM229
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

We found this to be the perfect spot to take a walk on the beach as it was deserted, wether that was because the time of year. If you are into long walks, then this is one place to visit.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank WayneAP
Reviewed 11 April 2017

It is great place for families and friends to spend the day in a sort of personalized beach. Not crowded at all

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Sumant B
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Easy access to the beach, good carpark and a cafeteria near the car park. Lots of rock pools and beautiful coastline. Would have to agree with other posts, the surf is strong but this part of the country is known for this. Just bear it...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Fiona G
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

There's some good areas near rockpools sheltered by outcrops and cliffs to enjoy. Best time for rockpools is low tide, with plenty of starfish and small sea life for kids to investigate. Our party of eight had great fun exploring (beach shoes or sandals for...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank ShaneABurke
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Visited the back beach through the week and had it all to ourselves. Great place to photograph the rugged coastal cliffs.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank tassietourer
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