Discover the Tranquil Beauty of Safety Beach on the Mornington Peninsula

Nestled between the coastal suburbs of Mount Martha and Dromana lies a hidden gem known as Safety Beach. This charming seaside destination takes its name from the calm and shallow waters of Dromana Bay, making it an ideal spot for families and children seeking a safe and relaxing beach getaway. With its breathtaking views of Mount Martha to the north and Arthurs Seat to the south, Safety Beach promises a tranquil escape on the Mornington Peninsula.

1. Explore the Iconic Bathing Boxes

Safety Beach boasts some of the Peninsula’s most vibrant and picturesque bathing boxes. These colourful beachfront huts create a delightful backdrop for lazy beach sessions and afternoon swims. Stroll along the shoreline and take in the whimsical charm of these iconic structures, perfect for capturing memorable photos.

2. Soak Up the Sun and Sea

Unwind on the soft sands of Safety Beach, soak up the warm Australian sun, and lose yourself in a captivating book. The glistening turquoise waters invite you to swim, paddleboard, kayak, or simply bask in the beauty of the serene bay. With no rocks and minimal algae near the shore, it’s an excellent swimming spot for both children and adults, offering crystal-clear waters year-round.

3. Discover the Safety Beach Bay Trail

For those who prefer a more active beach experience, the Safety Beach Bay Trail offers a scenic coastal walk. This 3.5-kilometer trail meanders past the Safety Beach Jetty, Sailing Club, and Martha Cove underpass. Along the way, you’ll encounter eleven pillars, each adorned with a poem providing insights into Safety Beach’s rich history and natural beauty.

4. Set Sail with the Safety Beach Sailing Club

Adventure seekers can learn to sail with the experts at the Safety Beach Sailing Club. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned sailor, the club offers a fantastic opportunity to harness the bay’s gentle breezes and explore the waters of Port Phillip Bay.

5. Enjoy Panoramic Views from the Safety Beach Jetty

The Safety Beach Jetty serves as a perfect vantage point to admire the stunning vistas of Mount Martha and Arthurs Seat. Take a leisurely stroll along the jetty, breathe in the salty sea air, and relish the breathtaking panorama that unfolds before you.

6. Go Shell Collecting with the Kids

Engage in some family fun by combing the white sands for shells and treasures. The clear, shallow waters of Safety Beach make it an ideal place for kids to splash and play in a safe environment.

7. Tassells Cove: A Haven for Dog Lovers

Just north of Safety Beach, Tassells Cove offers a secluded spot for dog lovers. Bring your furry friend along for some beachside fun, and enjoy the stunning views and memorable sunsets that this pristine cove has to offer.

8. Sailing Adventures with Victorian Yacht Charters

For a unique experience, charter a yacht with Victorian Yacht Charters and embark on a journey across the bay. Keep an eye out for Melbourne’s resident dolphin population during your voyage.

9. Martha Cove Marina: Stroll along the boardwalks, admire beautiful yachts and boats, and enjoy coffee, lunch, or wine at the marina’s stylish restaurants. You might even catch some live music at Martha’s Table

10. Pebble Beach: Discover this secluded, rocky shore on the way to Mount Martha, where you can lounge and swim in the calm, clear waters.

The Best Places to Eat and Drink in Safety Beach and Surrounds

  • Martha’s Table: Located on the marina, Martha’s Table offers diverse dining experiences, from breakfast at The Grocer to boutique wines, cocktails, and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine.
  • Café Del Sol: A charming beachfront caravan serving coffee and delicious food, perfect for a Taco Tuesday treat as you watch the sunset.
  • Miller’s Bread Kitchen: Indulge in freshly baked goods, with an array of delectable options that cater to every palate.
  • Provincia Food Store: Explore the flavours of the Mediterranean with European cuisine featuring locally sourced ingredients.
  • Pizza by the Bay: End your day with a perfect slice of pizza, choosing from a wide selection of regular and gourmet options.
  • Mr. Little Cider: Delight in artisanal cider while learning about the cider-making process and sampling a range of flavourful varieties.
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Best Places to Stay – Safety Beach Accommodation

Consider staying at Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats when looking for Safety Beach accommodation. Here are our beautiful options:

The Little Distillery – beautiful pet friendly Safety Beach Accommodation

The Little Distillery is a wonderful three bedroom home with swimming pool and hand crafted distillery/games room is a delight for all the family. With so much to offer especially in the summer when there is no need to leave the secluded garden because the pool is everything, can you drag yourself away to the many delights of Safety Beach practically all within walking distance. It is the perfect summer escape.

The Tranquil Retreat – luxury Safety Beach Accommodation for all the family

The Tranquil Retreat has it all. Four wonderful bedrooms home with swimming pool, spa, infrared sauna and theatre room. So perfectly positioned for walking to the beach or taking a walk around Martha Cove and taking in the boats and yachts. What is not to love.

In Safety Beach, you’ll find a delightful blend of natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and culinary delights, making it an idyllic destination for a relaxing getaway on the Mornington Peninsula. Whether you’re exploring the iconic bathing boxes, enjoying the serene beaches, or savouring the local cuisine, Safety Beach promises a memorable and rejuvenating experience by the sea.