FRANKSTON THE WELCOMING DOOR TO THE MORNINGTON PENINSULA

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Frankston… Ah, yes, the last of the suburbs of Melbourne to have the infamous STD (Subscriber Trunk Dialing) code removed by the then PMG (Post Master General). This pristine area is on the doorstep to the magnificent Mornington Peninsula.

The Mornington Peninsula is host to some of the greatest and most beautiful beaches of Victoria, including: Sorrento, Dromana, Safety Beach, Mt Martha, and the list goes on.

Many moons ago Frankston was an unknown entity because most Melbournians viewed the “town” as a tourist attraction, mainly because it was hard to travel to being at almost 45kms from central Melbourne. How wrong they were when back in 1959 Hollywood came to the “town” of Frankston to film the movie ‘On the Beach‘. You may remember stars such as: Ava Gardiner, Fred Astaire, and Anthony Perkins, just to name a few – There is still an urban myth that Ava Gardiner said that Frankston was the last place you want to be after a nuclear holocaust (The premise of the movie).

The film ‘On the Beach‘ was originally written by a local novelist, Nevil Shute, who lived in Frankston’s south east (now known as Langwarrin).

Now times have changed, the whole of Frankston and its surrounding areas have been altered completely. Its now easy to catch a bus from Frankston station to all the mornington peninsula beaches.

This article was written and produced by Ando and Daisy because our loyal readers are sick of us complaining about MYKI and Footy grounds!

Get on the new Peninsula Freeway due to open March 2013 or do yourself a favour and come early via the Nepean Highway and enjoy the grand beaches, restaurants and luxury resorts sprinkled all down the Peninsula!

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