No doubt you will recognise it from the iconic images of the beach boxes.Mills Beach has fantastic facilities, making it a great beach base for the day.The water is shallow and calm, protected by the HMAS Cerberus that was sunk as a wave break in 1924.Point King Beach Location: Portsea Best For: A swim and some colonial history Point King is the landing point of the first European visit to Victoria way back in 1802.Once you visit, there’ll be no guessing why the Queen’s navy chose it as the place to drop anchor. Now, the coastline is home to the rich and famous, littered with beautiful houses to perve on.Mills Beach Location: Mornington Best For: Picnics Mills Beach is our favourite of several options in Mornington.
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From the beach, you can see both sides of the heads (Point Lonsdale and Point Nepean), as well as the shipping channel used by cruise liners and cargo ships as they enter and exit the bay.
Whilst all this sounds very dramatic, the waters themselves are calm, offering visitors good conditions for swimming.
My first stop on this shoestring journey is the Queenscliff Fort.
It’s amazing how perceptions of tours run by volunteers at memorials, prisons, historical buildings and forts are that of boredom.