Visitor Guide

Portsea, Victoria

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At the Southern tip of the Mornington Peninsula with a canopy of sheoke trees marking the entrance to Portsea sets the scene for the million dollar homes set on cliff tops occupied by Melbourne’s rich and famous. Facing Melbourne’s night lights bordered by Port Phillip Bay, Bass Strait and Point Nepean National Park, Portsea is Melbourne’s coastal playground where you can surf in front of the Portsea Surf Life Saving Club, swim under the Portsea Pier or enjoy fine food and wine on the lawns of the Portsea Hotel.

With a variety of accommodation and holiday rentals available, Portsea offers a chance to live like a millionaire and enjoy the attractions and events that Portsea has made its own.

Activities and attractions

  • Enjoy cliff-top walks and stunning views across Port Phillip Bay
  • Swim at a Shelley Beach or take to the surf at Portsea Back Beach
  • Explore Point Nepean National Park by bike the remains of Victoria’s coastal defence at Fort Nepean
  • Swim in the calm waters of Portsea’s front beach
  • Play golf at Portsea Golf Club
  • Enjoy fine food and local wines at the historic Portsea Pub.

Major events

  • Portsea Polo - January
  • Portsea Pro-Am Classic – January
  • Pier to Pub Swim – January
  • Melbourne to Hobart/Melbourne to Devonport Yacht Race – January
  • Portsea Swim Classic – January

How to get there

Portsea is approximately 1.5 hours from Melbourne via EastLink and the Nepean Highway from Melbourne or cross the bay from the Bellarine Peninsula, Queenscliff to Sorrento which is only a 5 minute drive north of Sorrento.

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