Mornington Peninsula

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Although I wasn’t born on the Mornington Peninsula I was fortunate enough to have had a family holiday house near Portsea backbeach where I was first exposed to the beauty of this rugged coastline . It wasn’t until I took up surfing in my mid-teens that my intimate relationship with the peninsula really began,with the constant search for waves taking me to it’s farthest reaches and revealing  it’s  many wonders. The ocean side encompasses Mornington Peninsula National Park and belies it’s exposure to the harsh elements with wind-blown vegetation clinging precariously to the eroding sandstone cliffs and large rock islands littering the foreshore, victims to the relentless pounding ocean swells of Bass Strait.
Being a narrow peninsula we’re also blessed with the option of enjoying the calm tranquil waters of Port Philip Bay  which has always been a haven for fishermen and sailors and ,in recent times, vast numbers of divers who come to explore it’s rich and diverse  underwater  marine environment.