Weekend at Mornington Peninsula Beaches

Mornington Peninsula

Cape Schanck

Last weekend, Theo and I went away with our local photography club. With just my iPhone and Canon point-and-shoot, I’m not much of a photographer, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to go to the beach and explore a new area. We went to Rye along the Mornington Peninsula.

We stayed at the holiday home of one of the club’s members and Friday night was all about settling in and yummy barbecue. On Saturday, we got up while it was still dark and made our way to Cape Schanck, the southernmost tip of the Mornington Peninsula, to catch the sunrise.

Mornington Peninsula

Cape Schanck

Mornington Peninsula

Cape Schanck

Mornington Peninsula

Cape Schanck

After a hearty breakfast back at the house, we ventured to Sixteenth Beach with its lovely waterfalls and amazing Dragon’s Head rock.

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Sixteenth Beach. That interesting seaweed everywhere is commonly called Neptune’s necklace.

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Dragon’s Head rock formation at Sixteenth Beach. It looks more like a dragon from the side.

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The rocks here at Sixteenth Beach are full of little shells.

We also went to Portsea’s Back Beach with its London Bridge rock arch.

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London Bridge from a distance.

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London Bridge up close.

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The rocks are full of little shells.

We had lunch and dinner in the coastal town of Sorrento and we went to Sorrento Back Beach for sunset photography and light painting. If you’re unfamiliar with light painting, it is a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source. In this case, it was my boyfriend spinning wire that was set ablaze. It’s perfectly safe (until your hair catches on fire).

It was a bit cold and grey and it rained a little, but it was a lovely weekend. I’d like to return to explore more of the Mornington Peninsula when it’s warmer and try some fishing.

Have you been to the Mornington Peninsula?

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7 Comments

  1. Lovely photos!

  2. I love these photos.

    I can just see the Cape Shank Lighthouse from my verandah. I haven’t been there for years and was thinking I should make the trip soon – once again you’ve encouraged me to act on that thought.

    I love the Mornington Peninsula, I’ve lived on it for most of my adult life, and as a child, my family often holidayed in Sorrento.

    Thanks.

    • My partner Theo hadn’t been to the area in years and he found it very different. What was once a sleepy vacation spot is now hustling and bustling. Still, it’s very beautiful and we both enjoyed our time there.

  3. I love going to the back beaches in Mornington. I really want to see the Dragon’s Head. I tried to find it once but was not successful. The area I explored was still amazing!

    Stephanie
    Adventures in Aussieland

    • Cosette Paneque

      It is beautiful. I’d like to go back when the weather is milder and explore more. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment 🙂

  4. I finally went back and saw the Dragon’s Head when it wasn’t covered in water! So cool!

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