Best Things To Do In Safety Beach

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Are you looking for a holiday that offers the most relaxation possible? Safety Beach is the perfect place for those looking to take it easy.

Safety Beach derives its name from the waters of Dromana Bay, which are calm and shallow, making them perfect for families. Its scenic location offers striking views of the surrounding Mt Martha and Arthurs Seat.

We’ve compiled this handy Safety Beach guide including:

  • What to do
  • Where to go
  • Where to eat
  • Where to stay

Where is Safety Beach?

Safety Beach is right on the coastline, tucked in between Dromana and Mt Martha. It is approximately 80km south from the Melbourne CBD.

How to Get to Safety Beach from the Melbourne CBD?

It takes approximately 1 hour 40 minutes to drive to Safety Beach from the CBD along the Victorian coast via State Route 33. The quickest option would be to transition from the M1 in Southbank to the Mornington Peninsula Fwy/M11 for the rest of the trip.

For public transport, a train can be taken from Flinders St Station to Frankston, at which point you can take the 788 bus to Safety Beach. The whole trip takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Best Activities in Safety Beach

Enjoy the Company of Pups in Tassells Cove

Tassells Cove is slightly to the north of Safety Beach, and it’s the perfect place for you if you feel your holiday is just a few dogs shy of perfect, or if you’re travelling with your dog you’ll find plenty of furry friends here for your best mate to play with. It’s a secluded spot with stunning views and divine sunsets, renowned for its cleanliness as well as its dog-friendly-ness.

Charter a Yacht with Victorian Yacht Charters

Let a friendly sea-faring captain take you on a trip from the calm waters of Safety Beach across the bay on a state of the art yacht. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a brief glimpse of Melbourne’s dolphin population.

Walk the Safety Beach Bay Trail

Have you been relaxing too much? Do you need to get the heart pumping? This trail extends to approximately 3.5km and features a series of eleven pillars along the way. Each pillar also contains a poem that details information about Safety Beach, acting as a great learning opportunity.

Best Places to Visit in Safety Beach

Attic and Barn

Bordering Safety Beach and Dromana is a huge indoor market consisting of over 80 stall holders. You never know what you’re going to find, as there is always a large variety of wares being sold by friendly staff.

Mr Little Cider

What would a trip to the peninsula be without the indulging of artisan alcoholic beverages? If wine isn’t tickling your fancy, try this cider producer. Learn about the process of cider making while sampling their wide variety of flavours.

Pebble Beach

This secluded little spot on the way to Mt Martha is the most unique beach in the entire peninsula. Its rocky shore provides a picturesque sight perfect for lounging in before you enter the calm, clear waters.

Martha Cove Marina

Located on the stunning eastern shores of Port Phillip Bay you will find Martha Cove Marina, a boutique location for mariners. Take a leisurely stroll from the beach along the boardwalks perusing the beautiful yachts, boats and vessels and then enjoy a coffee, lunch or even a glass of wine at the stylish marina restaurants. If you’re lucky you might even come across some live music at Martha’s Table.

Best Places to Eat and Drink in Safety Beach

Martha’s Table – Restaurant, Grocer, Cellar

Located at Martha Cove, the main dining room at Martha’s Table has unparalleled views of the Marina, with stunning yachts and boats on show it is a beautiful space to enjoy an engaging and memorable meal. The menu is truly Mediterranean in nature and the Chef’s strive to highlight ingredients at the peak of their season, working closely with local farmers to source the very best produce. Family friendly and live music at times.

Miller’s Bread Kitchen

If you’re in the mood for some freshly made baked goods, then the variety on display at Miller’s Bread Kitchen will be nothing short of everything you could ever ask for. It’s the kind of place where you have endless options to choose from, and they’re all equally delicious.

Provincia Food Store

For the more adventurous diners in Safety Beach, this eatery’s mission statement is to “explore the flavours of the Mediterranean”. Experience European cuisine with ingredients freshly sourced from local farmers and producers.

Pizza by the Bay

If the question is “what’s the perfect way to end a day in Safety Beach?”, then this place’s name is the answer. With a wide selection of regular and gourmet pizzas (including dessert pizzas, if that’s what you’re craving), there’s something for every pizza lover in Safety Beach.

Best Places to Stay in Safety Beach

Coast & Country Getaways has luxury accommodation available in Safety Beach. If you’re looking for a place to stay that is right on the beach with a gorgeous view of the ocean, you’ve come to the right place. Don’t hesitate to contact us so we can prepare the perfect accommodation for you.

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