The Mornington Peninsula has some of Victoria’s most beautiful beaches, with white sandy bays, shallow waters for kids, top fishing spots and lots of aquatic activities. Best of all, three of these beaches are renowned in the caravan and camping world for their foreshore camping reserves and a wonderful sense of family and community spirit that goes back more than 70 years.
The views of the water just a few metres away at Rosebud, Rye and Sorrento are million dollar – but the camping rates are very reasonable. The facilities are excellent (just bring your own tent or caravan), and right over the road are coastal villages with supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, sports and fishing gear suppliers and more. The reserves are very well managed and maintained by the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, so you’re assured of quality camping. And if you come off-peak, you can book great-value camping packages.
The largest of our three camping reserves, Rosebud’s camping sites stretch 10km along the sparkling water to the seaside village of McCrae. Facilities include shower and toilet blocks, grassy areas shaded by large trees, kids’ play areas, barbecues, boat launching ramps close by and the extensive shopping of Rosebud just over the road. There are 812 camping sites. View more information in our section Rosebud Camping
Just a little further along the coast, the Rye reserve has a prime position along 2km of white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, with 174 sites. Facilities include shower and toilet blocks, grassy areas shaded by large trees, kids’ play areas, barbecues, boat launching ramps close by and Rye village just over the road. View more information in our section Rye & Sorrento Camping
Sorrento is recommended if you like a smaller camping ground, as it’s just 1km in length along the beach with 147 sites. The sophisticated village of Sorrento is only a short drive away, as is the Sorrento to Queenscliff ferry which crosses Port Phillip Bay to the Bellarine Peninsula and the Great Ocean Road. Camping facilities include shower and toilet blocks, grassy areas shaded by large trees and boat launching ramps close by. View more information in our section Rye & Sorrento Camping
Foreshore Camping Office hours & Locations tel. (03) 5950 1011
Office is open: 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
Rosebud: 1380 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud (main office)
Tel. (03) 5950 1011 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Book
You can book your Mornington Peninsula Foreshore campsite online, via email, by telephone or in person. Visit our section on Book a Camp Site