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.

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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.

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Merricks Beach from the cliff top.

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Coastal scenery

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

Welcome to Merricks Beach


On behalf of all residents of this very special community, welcome to Merricks Beach.

By moving into the area we assume that you, like all of us, have been captivated by the "Magic of Merricks".

This web site is designed to let you know about our community, its history, plants, animals and the activities that make Merricks Beach so special. It may even answer a few practical questions.

We also hope it motivates you to become involved in community and social activities.

Please see a letter of welcome from our President, Peter Cash, and some early history attached below.