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.

Mornington peninsula Shire Council

The local council is the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council.

Merricks Beach is part of the Red Hill Ward.

Our local Councillor, elected in 2016, is David Gill.  His report on his activities in 2017 can be accessed below.

The website of MPSC is