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.

Merricks Beach rainfall data

The following rainfall data for Merricks Beach are provided courtesy of Dee Edgar:

January 2015 62 mm
February 2015 19.5 mm
March 2015 62 mm
April 2015 46 mm
May 2015 83.5 mm
June 2015 67 mm
July 2015 83.5 mm
August 2015 62 mm
September 2015 48 mm
October 2015 11 mm
November 2015 52 mm
December 2015 28 mm
January 2016 30 mm
February 2016 16 mm
March 2016 43 mm
April 2016 37.5mm
May 2016 133 mm
June 2016 102.5 mm
July 2016 151 mm
August 2016 66 mm
September 2016 76 mm
October 2016 101 mm
November 2016 38.5 mm
December 2016 44 mm
January 2017 64 mm