Accommodation in Beautiful Portsea

Famous for the annual Portsea Polo, this small village at the end of the Mornington Peninsula is where a lot of wealthy Australians like to spend their summer. Take a quick walk around Portsea and you’ll soon spot huge 19th century mansions and more modern ones dotted on ridges above the coast, intermingled with classic coastal holiday homes and weekend retreats.

There’s plenty to do at this end of the Peninsula including cycling or hiking on Point Nepean, water activities such as scuba diving or snorkelling or enjoying a leisurely lunch at the iconic Portsea Pub. No matter what you enjoy doing on a beach holiday, you’ll be able to find it in Portsea.

 

Portsea Place: 200m to beach and village
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Portsea Place: 200m to beach and village

If you're looking for a beach house that is across the road to Portsea beach ...
Shipley@Portsea: back beach + linen included
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Shipley@Portsea: back beach + linen included

Located down a private road and only 500m (or a 5 min walk) to the ...

What holiday accommodation is available in Portsea?

Coast & Country Getaways has beach houses in Portsea that are only a few hundred metres from the beach. If you’re planning a getaway with a large group, we have holiday homes that can accommodate you with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms.

We also have pet friendly accommodation, that must be arranged prior to your booking.

How do you get to Portsea?

It takes just over 1 hour 40 minutes by car from the Melbourne CBD to Portsea. If you are flying, the closest airports are Tullamarine Airport or Avalon Airport. You can hire a car from the airport or the closest car hire depot to Portsea is located in Rosebud.

It is possible to get to Portsea via public transport, but it’ll take longer. From Melbourne you can catch the train to Frankston and then transfer to a bus which will stop in Portsea.

What outdoor activities are there around Portsea?

There’s plenty of outdoor activities to do in Portsea, both on land and on sea. For those who enjoy walking, there are lovely coastal trails in the area, and bike riding in Point Nepean National Park is popular with stunning coastal view on offer. Some popular walks are:

  • Point Nepean Walk (16 km)
  • The Bay Trail (28 km)
  • Two Bays Walking Track (26 km)
  • The Coastal Walk (30 km)

If you’re looking for a longer walk, there’s the Mornington Peninsula Walk which is 100 km. You can break up this walk by camping along the way at the Bay Trail’s foreshore sites.

If you’re looking to do water activities, there’s plenty on offer in Portsea including:

  • Kayaking
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming with dolphins (organised tour)
  • Surfing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming at the beautiful front and back beaches

For those feeling adventurous and enjoy scuba diving, you can book a day trip with a registered tour company that will take you out to dive the wreck of the HMAS Canberra.

Where to eat and drink in Portsea

The most popular place to dine in Portsea is the famous Portsea Hotel, which was established in 1876. With amazing views over the water it has a wonderful and varied menu and is an ideal place for catching up with friends and family for lunch or dinner, or celebrating special events and weddings.

Mornington Peninsula is one of Victoria’s biggest and best wine regions, so make sure you visit the wineries to try some local wine and gourmet fare while you’re here. A lot of the restaurants and cafes feature local produce on their menus too.