The Mornington Peninsula is a beautiful place to live and I am very lucky to call it my home. There is so much to do and discover on the Peninsula, and we are finding that more people are exploring the move, so here are five reasons why people are choosing the Peninsula.


It’s the obvious one, but one of the most appealing features of the Peninsula. From Frankston to Portsea, packed or secluded, you can find a beach that is perfect for you. Rye beach is one of the most popular in the area, it’s family friendly and easily accessible from the highway, but if you’re looking for a more secluded beach, Canadian Bay Beach in Mt Eliza could be for you, and provides a perfect sunset viewing spot.

Food and Wine

You’ll find farmers markets, winery restaurants and niche cafes, with some of the best food and wine in Australia. The Mornington Peninsula’s food and wine is a huge attraction for tourists, but residents get to enjoy the brilliant restaurants and wineries all year round. From a brewery on a Saturday night to a winery tour on a Sunday afternoon to a weeknight meal out, there is an option for everyone.


There’s always something going on around the peninsula. Whether its a festival, a market or a show, there’s never a dull moment. By heading to the Visit Mornington Peninsula page, you can find out exactly what is happening and when. Some of the highlighted events are the Portsea Polo and the Mornington Races, which huge crowds turn out to enjoy.


It really is a relaxing lifestyle on the Peninsula. With Eastlink and Peninsula Link, Melbourne is more accessible than ever before. You can be in the CBD from Mornington within an hour, while you can take the ferry across to Queenscliff from Sorrento in just 40 minutes. The weekends open up many different opportunities to explore everything the Peninsula has to offer, or just relax by the beach or at home, the lifestyle gives you a choice.

Property Market

As the price rises in Mt Eliza, Mt Martha and Mornington, first home buyers have started to look at other surrounding areas of the peninsula for their first home. Areas such as Rosebud, Dromana, Somerville and Rye have become more prevalent among buyers, so it’s a great time to explore the move if you have been thinking about it.