Exploring the Hidden Gems of Mornington Peninsula

If you’re less Rome and more rural Sicily, less Seminyak and more Lombok, less on-the-grid and more off-the-beaten-track, you’ve come to the right place. The Mornington Peninsula is full of famous locations which are certainly worth checking out – but what if you want to delve a little deeper?

It’s also a place that is full of hidden gems and these are, in our opinion, some of the best places to explore on Mornington Peninsula.

Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats reveals some of their favourite secret spots on the MP which are just waiting to be discovered!

Flinders Blowhole

Everyone’s familiar with Rye, Portsea, Sorrento – but when we hear the name Flinders, most of us would start scratching our heads. This amazing seaside village is full of hidden gems, with great cafes and restaurants that match, and even exceed, the quality of some of the peninsula’s better-known establishments. So, when you come to check out the Flinders Blowhole, an incredible natural landmark which shoots water up into the air, make sure you explore the rest of the town, too.

Fingal Beach

Forget Bondi, Malibu, Copacabana – these beaches are all totally overrated. Fingal Beach is a true hidden gem on Mornington Peninsula that’s waiting to be explored. Tucked behind the RACV Cape Schanck golf course, Fingal Beach is a stretch of pristine, untouched sands. Don’t be afraid to put in the effort for the 25-minute walk from the car park – trust us, it’s all worth it! The walk there is well-marked so there’s no chance of getting lost, but it’s secluded enough that you’ll still feel like you’re exploring somewhere that nobody else has been before.

Blairgowrie Rock Pool

One of our dearest hidden gems on Mornington Peninsula is the Blairgowrie Rock Pool. A series of natural pools formed by the oceans rocks, it’s a favourite place amongst locals for a refreshing dip. If it’s too hot for the hot springs, then the Blairgowrie rock pool is the place to be! Plus, it’s free.

London Bridge Lookout

OK, so it’s not exactly a ‘hidden’ gem, but the London Bridge Lookout is still somewhere to tick off your list when you’re on the Mornington Peninsula. A striking coastal cave, the London Bridge is located just at the top of Portsea Surf Beach. It’s an ideal spot for a picnic and a swim, and it’s also known as a great place to watch some incredible sunsets.

After a big day of exploring our region’s best hidden gems, return to a boutique holiday home for a glass of wine and some much-needed downtime. Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats boast the region’s best holiday homes, with a variety of listings that are perfect for couples, families or groups of friends. Discover boutique and luxury beachside accommodation just an hour’s drive from Melbourne.