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 holiday homes and weekend retreats.

There’s plenty to do at this end of the Peninsula including water activities, hiking or wining and dining for those who prefer to relax near the water. No matter what you enjoy doing on a beach holiday, you’ll be able to find it in Portsea.

 

Leyden at Portsea: walk to beach

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Portsea Place: 120m to beach

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Shipley@Portsea: back beach + linen

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What holiday accommodation is available in Portsea?

Coast & Country has a number of options for holiday accommodation in Portsea including beach houses that are a few hundred metres from the beach. If you’re planning a getaway with a large group, we have holiday homes that are big enough to accommodate you with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms.

We have pet friendly accommodation, but this must be arranged prior to booking. There is also an additional cleaning fee of $80.

 

How do you get to Portsea?

From the Melbourne CBD to Portsea, it takes just over 1 hour 40 minutes by car. 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 from Portsea is Rosebud.

It is possible to get to Portsea via public transport, but it’ll take a lot longer. From Melbourne you can catch the train to Frankston Railway Station 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 in the sea. For those who enjoy walking, there are lovely coastal trails that you can do from Portsea. Some popular walks include:

– 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 Bay Trail’s foreshore sites.

Once you’ve completed a walk, you might be looking to cool off in the water. There are lots of water activities you can do in Portsea including:

– Kayaking

– Scuba diving

– Snorkelling

– Swimming with dolphins

– Surfing

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

There are plenty of dining options in Portsea and if you take a walk along Point Nepean Road, you’ll find plenty of places to suit your budget. A popular spot that’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner is the Portsea Hotel which was established in 1876.

Mornington Peninsula is one of Victoria’s biggest wine regions so make sure you try some local pinot or chardonnay while you’re here. A lot of the restaurants and cafes feature local produce on their menus too.