Frankston - Culture and History

Frankston (and Seaford)
Commuter suburb on Port Phillip Bay
Frankston is a fairly substantial city which has become part of metropolitan Melbourne. It is located on the eastern shore of Port Phillip Bay and is set against Olivers Hill, 40 km south of the city centre via the Nepean Highway. Described as the 'Gateway to the Mornington Peninsula' it lies at the northern end of that enormous promontory on the eastern shore of Port Phillip Bay. It boasts 7 km of beaches and coastal habitat, bushlands, historic buildings, theatres, galleries, restaurants, nightclubs, indoor climbing, golf, tenpin bowling, botanic gardens, a pier and all manner of aquatic opportunities such as swimming, fishing, waterskiing and yachting. Kanahook Creek is another attractive element of the foreshore area. This combination of ocean frontage and proximity has made Frankston a desirable commuter suburb for the state capital. The municipality of Frankston, which includes Seaford, Carrum, Carrum Downs, Langwarrin

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Members' privileges

Get a red-carpet welcome at the Mornington Peninsula's best, writes Sheriden Rhodes.

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Somers - Fast Facts

Somers (including Balnarring)
Seaside resort on Western Port Bay which is home to Coolart Mansion
Somers is a popular seaside resort with a safe and pleasant swimming beach located 85 km south-east of Melbourne on the southern shore of the Mornington Peninsula, facing out towards the western entrance to Western Port.

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Fantasy islands

Australia is rich in offshore treasures, Sue Gough Henly writes.

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