The Mornington Peninsula coastal tourist town of Rye is located between between Rosebud and Blairgowrie. The three towns provide a wealth of attractions, activities and entertainment venues for visitors and holidaymakers. Rye has a hotel, several cafes and restaurants, a major supermarket and other retailers. Rye's main beach on the shores of Port Phillip, offers safe swimming, sailing, diving, fishing and various boating activities with a ramp and other excellent facilties. There is a jetty, a grassy foreshore and other attractive foreshore facilities with picnic areas, shelters, playgrounds and walking tracks. The Rye district extends southwards across the narrow width of the Mornington Peninsula in this area to the classic back beach that the Mornington Peninsula is famous for along the rugged and wild open waters of the Bass Strait coastline. The Mornington Peninsula National Park extends along the foreshore in this area. This delightful natural area provides rocky coastal features, scenic walking tracks, coastal dunes and delightful of sandy beaches nestled between rocky headlands. Further south-east along the coast is Rye Ocean Beach, accessed from the southern end of Dundas Street, which is actually located within in the small coastal community of St Andrews Beach. The next beach along the coast is St Andrews Beach which can be accessed via the car park at the end of Paradise Drive. Views can be enjoyed all along the coast towards Cape Schanck and its lighthouse.There is a plethora of entertainment opportunities in the coastal and hinterland towns and villages on the Mornington Peninsula, including the region's famous wineries and seafood restaurants.
Enjoy wine tours in the Mornington Penisula Wine Region which includes thirteen districts : Boneo ; Arthurs Seat ; Dromana ; Red Hill ; Shoreham ; Merricks ; Foxeys ; Balnarring ; Tuerong ; Main Ridge ; Moorooduc ; Mt Eliza ; Stanleys