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.

Walking tracks

There are many lovely walks on the Mornington Peninsula, some close to Merricks Beach and others a little further away.

It is possible to walk along the beach from Somers to Flinders, or to walk from the Merricks General Store to Red Hill shopping centre.

A list of walks can be found on the following site