22 January 2017

Suitcase. Mount Martha Beach

I stumbled upon a little slice of heaven today. Beachy heaven that is... after all, there's no better kind. Crystal blue waters, golden sand, rugged cliffs and cityscape views. Even better, it's right in the heart of the Mornington Peninsular. Whoever said Melbourne doesn't have good beaches clearly didn't do their research...

Mount Martha is often discussed with a sense of rapt wonderment. Those who know it are fans for life and those who are yet to discover its beauty are oh-so-curious.

The main stretch of beach is utterly charming, perched next to the looming cliff and dotted with rows of beach boxes. Rainbow coloured of course.

But the real magic lies just south of here. Follow the road up and along the cliff and you'll find The Pillars.  The cliff face. Rocky shores stretch out before you. It's reminiscent of southern Italy and totally beautiful.

If you're there on a weekend you'll find boats dotting the bay and jetskis roaring in the background. Pack a picnic, pick a spot and settle in for the day.

There's several points where you'll find the adrenaline-seekers jumping from the lower cliffs, but there's plenty of quieter spots for a dip too.

Consider it my new favourite. I think I'll go back next weekend.

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Photos by Krissie.