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About Blairgowrie

Blairgowrie is a suburb of Melbourne located on the Mornignton Peninsula 87km South of Melbourne City. Between Sorrento and Rye, Blairgowrie is a popular holiday destination on the Mornington Peninsula with surf and bay beaches.

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Blairgowrie: A Waterfront Escape near Ocean and Bay

Blairgowrie, nestled close to the tip of the Mornington Peninsula, offers a relaxing waterfront getaway for city dwellers. A thin strip of land between the Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay, the village boasts both quiet swimming beaches and more turbulent waves for surfers.

Aquatic activities abound: go rock fishing with the locals, learn to sail or hop aboard a yacht for day tours of the bay. While in the area, visitors can hike along a series of coastal paths and discover inland vegetation within Mornington Peninsula National Park. Just a short drive or leisurely walk from Blairgowrie, historic Sorrento and ritzy Portsea await.

Holiday rentals in Blairgowrie include spacious family homes, modern apartments close to the beaches and stylish units in the town centre.

Blairgowrie’s Bay and Ocean Beaches

Blairgowrie’s bay beaches are favoured by families, leisurely swimmers and sunbathers. Dimmicks and Pearses are oceanfront breaches; smaller stretches of sand that are great for surfing at high tide and swimming at low or medium tide. These beaches are popular amongst locals for rock fishing.

Koonya Ocean Beach has a lookout close to the carpark with views to Pelly Point and over the town of Blairgowrie, all the way to the bayside shores. For additional beaches, drive down the coast and discover endless options.

Walks and Hikes around Blairgowrie

There are many walking paths near Blairgowrie which weave along the waterfront, affording prime views over secluded beaches, rocky headlands and sand dunes. A short drive from Blairgowrie, Mornington Peninsula National Park offers an extensive network of trails.

Ambitious walkers can undertake the Coast Walk, a 30 km trek starting at Cape Schanck and ending at London Bridge. This trail is divided into sections and sprouts off into smaller tracks, allowing visitors to do as much or as little of it as they choose.

Horse riders are welcome within Mornington Peninsula National Park. Some of the park’s beaches are even dog friendly, but keep your pet on a leash.

The Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron and Marina

The Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron is a hub for many water-based and social activities. Discover the summer boat racing program or watch year-round keel boat races. Sign up for sailing lessons, as there are classes for those of all ages and skill levels. Or simply sit down for a cocktail or meal at the club, overlooking the water.

The Blairgowrie Marina is a departure point for sailing cruises and day trips around the bay. Let locals guides take you out in Port Phillip’s waters to view the coastline from a different perspective. If you’re bringing your own boat to Blairgowrie, you can dock it at the marina, which offers short term berth rental options.

Beyond Blairgowrie: Resort Towns, History and Spas

Blairgowrie is very close to the resort towns of Sorrento and Portsea, which offer a range of relaxed seaside attractions. Walk around Sorrento to snap some shots of heritage limestone buildings or stop at one of the museums to delve deeper into the Mornington Peninsula’s history.

The Nepean Historical Museum and Pioneer Cottage host exhibits sharing bits and pieces of the lives of those who once dwelled on the Peninsula. Collins Settlement Historic Site invites visitors to discover the first European village in Victoria.

Meanwhile, Portsea is an aquatic playground for wealthy Melbournians and other jet setters. You will be able to see their stylish villas along Millionaires’ Walk, which runs all the way to Sorrento. Portsea is also a hotspot for water sports of all kinds, from surfing to scuba diving.

For a day of ultimate relaxation, head to the Peninsula Hot Springs, a premiere natural hot spring destination in Victoria. Soak in the thermal waters or choose from a wide range of massage and other treatments.

Getting to Blairgowrie

Blairgowrie is situated 1.5 hours from Melbourne, providing a leisurely drive down the Mornington Peninsula. If you don’t have access to a car, take a train departing Melbourne’s CBD to the end of the line in Frankston, before switching to a regional bus. The journey takes about 3 hours by public transport.