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.

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Beaches and Walks

The photos of the Mount Martha beach speak for themselves.  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.

Best time to go: Anytime

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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

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”.

Best time to go: Open Monday to Friday

How long will you need: At least half a day

More info here