If you are looking for a quieter beach holiday on the peninsula then Mount Martha might be the place for you.  This quiet bayside village has a stunning sandy beach, with safe swimming and the much loved beach boxes.  The village has good shopping and some lovely, relaxed cafes and restaurants.

Mount Martha South Beach

The Beach - Mount Martha South Beach

The photos of the Mount Martha beach speak for themselves.  It is not difficult to see why this 2km long stretch of beautiful sand is a favourite with holiday makers and the locals and is one of the most beautiful as well as safe beaches on the Peninsula.

Popular for bathers, boaters and sailors.  The surf lifesaving club is located at the northern end of the beach where there is also  matting making it accessible for all.

Local Walks

Adjacent to the village is a foreshore reserve that offers an enjoyable boardwalk with an audio trail along the creek through the Balcombe Creek Wetlands - home to a rich selection bird life. The boardwalk ends at the The Briars Park.

Walking Mount Martha

The Briars

Situated at Mount Martha on the Mornington Peninsula, The Briars is a beautiful conservation site comprising of a wildlife sanctuary, heritage homestead, nursery, eco-living display centre, eco-camp, eateries and astronomy centre.

The Briars is one of the first houses built by Europeans on the Mornington Peninsula’s. It was settled in 1840 by Captain James Reid, a retired army officer. He took up a 2000 hectare pastoral lease which he named Tichin-Gorourke after the Boonwurrung name for Balcombe Creek meaning “voice of many frogs”.

More info here

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Enjoy a picture perfect day at the beach in Mount Martha or Dromana on the Mornington Peninsula.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) or Kayaking is a must do at Mount Martha or Dromana on the Mornington Peninsula. With our clear blue waters, breathtaking scenery and abundant marine life, it’s sure to be an amazing time for a novice finding their sea legs, or a more seasoned paddler. We would love to help you get on the water and into these great sports.

Book your board at Peninsula Paddle Co. on their website

Paddle Boarding Mount Martha
Cibo Deli Mount Martha

Cute Shops

Walk off the beach, over the road into the cute gift stores & cafes of Mount Martha Village.  A wonderful mix of beautiful gift shops, delis & and a fantastic IGA along with the wonderful cafes and restaurants.

We love Tingo & Pomme for amazing books, jewellery, homewares & clothing.  Cibo Delicatessen has everything you need if you want to throw something yummy together back at your holiday home.

Photo credit. Love the Pen

Cafes & Restaurants

Staying local to eat out is top of our list when we are away on a break.  Mount Martha has a wonderful mix of stylishly relaxed places to eat from dawn until dusk.  We love Mr Curtis and South Beach Project for brekkie, Volpino for pizza & Chill for amazing Gelato

south beach market

Local Markets

Mount Martha is spoilt with not one, but two markets.  South Beach Market and The Briars Market offer locally created crafts and produce.  Check out their websites for dates throughout the year.

Mount Martha Golf

The Mt Martha Public Golf Course has 18 holes of lush, irrigated, couch fairways that awaits golfers of all standards, our facilities include:

  • Fully stocked proshop
  • Snacks, licensed bar and deck area
  • Social indoor lounge
  • Free bbq’s
  • Golf carts, buggies and clubs available for hire

Each hole leads you into well kept greens that will keep your game honest.

With a family friendly atmosphere our Golf Course invites social groups, the beginner, the pro and everyone in between to make the most of affordable green fees and season memberships. Tee yourself up with a box of balls or walk the course in a new pair of golf shoes.