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