When traveling south from Melbourne the traveller eyes the ‘Peninsula’. The reason is easy. The trifecta for the Melbourne holiday maker. The sheltered coastline, the surf beaches to the south (just 2 or 3 ks) and the calmer beaches of Port Phillip Bay to the north.
The ‘pen’ is located just 70k’ south-east of urban Melbourne. Geographically, the peninsula begins its protrusion from the mainland in the area at Dromana. Around 135,000 people live on the peninsula, most in the small towns on its western shorelines which are sometimes regarded as outlying suburbs of greater Melbourne. During the summer months, the population can swell to around 250,000 people.
The ‘pen’ also is host to just about every recreational activity, that includes golf, theatre, restaurants and pubs, circuses during summer, and of course fishing and surfing. You could nearly say every water sport. The ‘pen’ is also a happy place, and sort after at holiday times.
Whilst the Mornington Peninsula is very close to Melbourne, but the moment the traveler passes Arthur Seat, holiday endorphins’ are triggered, and the emotions then are the ‘relax, rest and enjoy type.