Coast & Country Getaways has beautiful accommodation available for your stay at St Andrews Beach. We have rental properties that are in walking distance to the beach with lovely uninterrupted views of Arthurs Seat to Cape Schanck, as well as the St Andrew’s Golf Course.
You can also find accommodation with:
- Pool (outdoor and indoor)
- Hot tub
- Patio with al fresco dining
- BBQ facilities
- Spectacular views
We also have holiday homes available where you can bring your pets, but this must be arranged prior to booking.
St Andrews Beach topography
St Andrews Beach has unusual topography and is of scientific interest due to it being the eastern section of the Nepean Peninsula Duna system, known as ‘The Cups Country’. The area is unique in Victoria as usually these dunes are found in long parallel ridges but in The Cups the ridge system has been blown around, forming humps and hollows. The Cups Country is 2,500 ha in total.
How to get to St Andrews Beach
The best way to get to St Andrews Beach is by car. From the Melbourne CBD, it’s 103 km to St Andrews Beach and takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
If you’re flying from interstate or overseas, the closest airports are Tullamarine Airport in Melbourne or Avalon Airport just outside of Geelong.
It is possible to get to St Andrews Beach by public transport but it’s time-consuming. From Melbourne you take the train to Frankston and then catch two buses to get to St Andrews Beach.
Places to check out near St Andrews Beach
There’s plenty of things to do on the Mornington Peninsula, and even though St Andrews Beach is quite secluded it’s only a short drive to get to most tourist attractions, surf spots and walks.
Some popular things to do include:
- Peninsula Hot Springs
- Rye Ocean Beach
- Cape Schanck Lighthouse
- Mornington Peninsula National Park
- St Andrews Beach Golf Course
- Gunnamatta Beach
- Boag Rocks
- The National Golf Club
- Fingal Beach
For those wanting to go scuba diving or snorkelling, there are plenty of spots in Blairgowrie, Sorrento and Portsea. There are a number of diving companies on the Peninsula that organise dive trips also.
Where to eat and drink near St Andrews Beach
While St Andrews Beach doesn’t have a lot of dining options, it is quite well known for its brewery. St Andrews Beach Brewery offers a great range of food including quick bites to full meals. Make sure you try a local beer too while you’re here.
The surrounding towns of St Andrews Beach have plenty more options for you, from cheap eats to fine dining. Mornington Peninsula is one of Victoria’s most famous wine regions and many wineries have excellent restaurants and cafes.
Below are just a few options for dining near St Andrews Beach:
- Veraison Restaurant
- Ten Minutes by Tractor
- The Milbri
- Spitfire Restaurant and Grill
- Del Posto 2409
- Imola Red Café
- Steam Restaurant
- Bistro Elba