The Beauty of Merricks

Merricks Beach is a peaceful seaside community on Westernport Bay on the Mornington Peninsula, an hour outside Melbourne.

The community has a strong focus on protecting the natural environment and local flora and fauna.

Merricks Beach

The annual Merricks Beach sandmodelling competition is a popular event and is followed by a sausage sizzle, where the community gathers to debate the judges' decisons.

Merricks Beach

Merricks Beach from the cliff top.

Merricks Beach

Coastal scenery

Merricks Beach

Sailing is a popular pastime promoted through the Merricks Yacht Club.

Dogs on Merricks Beach

Many people who live and visit Merricks Beach have dogs and like to bring them to the beach. 

There are also many people and families who use the beach for their own recreational purposes and don't like to be interrupted by dogs.

In order to meet the needs of both groups the Foreshore Committee has developed a system for sharing time on the beach.

There are also leash free beaches in nearby villages.

Please see the information attached to acquaint yourself with the rules of this system so that everyone can enjoy our wonderful beach without interruption.