Mornington Peninsula Get Away – Frankston Foreshore

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By: Ando, A.J, Brendan Moran and Rhonda Alexander



St Kildanites, it’s time for you to get up and visit one of the cleanest beaches in Port Phillip Bay! Although there may not be as many fancy coffee houses as Acland St, Frankston foreshore has heaps to offer (Don’t stress! There are good coffees and meals on offer). So read on, we have a lot to show you that will hopefully whet your appetite for a ‘sea change’ (pardon the pun).

Many people that live in Frankston frequently use our beach and foreshore for a multitude of activities, including: swimming, fishing, picnics, barbeques for the family, or even a relaxing evening dinner at one of the many restaurants on offer. For the little ones there is a well renowned sand sculpture exhibition held early every year until April 28th. You could also go for a walk along the boardwalk where you can admire our local flora and fauna – The walkway also caters for people in wheelchairs or with other needs.

Frankston beach is kept impeccably clean all the time and has even won awards, this is largely due to the great work done by the council workers and volunteers who go over the foreshore daily; turning over sand and collecting rubbish to ensure the beach is safe.

Other features along the beach are the Life Saving club and Frankston Yacht club. Officially opened on the 12th of August 2003 by the then Premier of Victoria; Mr Steve Bracks, and the Mayor of Frankston city; Councillor Cathy Wilson, the Frankston Life Saving club has great facilities, activities for juniors and qualified people there at all times. The Yacht club, now 75 years old, offers hire boats for fishing and sailing lessons as well. You can learn to sail at Frankston Yacht club from the 17th of November through until late March; this is for juniors and adults and you are supplied with a free life jacket to wear.

For more details on the Frankston Life Saving Club go to www.fyc.yachting.org.au

In December 2006 the Frankston Visitor Information centre opened and since then it has received a Victorian Tourism award for its great service to visitors. Over 100,000 tourists visit Frankston each year, so if you want any information on it or other parts of the peninsula this is the place to go.

Nestled in a secluded position, boasting spectacular panoramic views over the bay is a restaurant called ‘Waves on the Beach’. Delivering contemporary international cuisine, the atmosphere is great and well worth a visit. Another popular spot is a place called Sophia’s: just over seven years old and situated just before the pier, it offers great meals for lunch or dinner and the coffee’s fantastic. All the food is made fresh daily and people travel from as far as Keilor and Essendon to visit the restaurant we were told.

Frankston also features great, affordable accommodation, including the Quest serviced apartments: these multi-functional rooms include room service, air conditioning, heating, foxtel and internet access. The outside has a swimming pool and a barbeque area. But there is also other local accommodation too, including: the Best Western International – featuring 24 hour room service and a choice between deluxe spa, twin rooms or family rooms and apartments. Frankston International – Only a short walk from the local train station, award winning beach and local walking tracks it won’t disappoint.

If you’re still lost for things to do in Frankston you could always: pay a visit to the world class arts centre, watch a movie at the movie complex, check out the variety of shops available, or just relax and enjoy the diverse range of restaurants on offer.

With so many great activities and some great bed and breakfasts on offer, Frankston offers an ideal location for a few nights away or an even longer stay.

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