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Dromana & Safety Beach
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Dromana is a holiday resort located 70km south of Melbourne on the Western side of the Mornington Peninsula. Dromana's beaches are situated at the foot of Arthurs Seat, a steep granite hill (305 metres above sea-level) which can be accessed by the Arthurs Seat Tourist Road, walking track or until 2008, a chairlift, which has now bee closed due to safety issues.

Dromana has something to offer everyone. Accommodation, ranges from caravan and holiday parks to AAA rated waterfront villas. Dromana has an abundance of great little cafes and restaurants, wineries, a drive-in movie theatre, historic homes and gardens, such as Heronswood, regular local markets, a safe clean beach for all to enjoy, and some of the most spectacular walks found in Victoria.

The Dromana Visitor Information Centre is located in Dromana Park on Point Nepean Rd. The foreshore area is well-maintained with picnic shelters, barbecues and play areas. Dromana Beach which is shallow, sheltered and ideal for families. There is a pier, a boat ramp, plenty of parking, a surf lifesaving club and boat-hire services.

Safety Beach
Safety Beach takes its name from the calm and shallow waters of Dromana Bay, which makes it an ideal spot for children. There is a small jetty on the coast, while the coastal road of Marina Drive separates housing and commercial areas from the foreshore and the beach. Safety Beach is a particularly scenic spot, with walks and views to the peak of Mount Martha in the north and to Arthurs Seat in the south.

Safety Beach looking towards Mount Martha on the Mornington Peninsula
Safety Beach looking to Mt Martha
Safety Beach is home to a resort-style golf course, the Safety Beach Country Club, that surrounds a residential estate. Landscaped to a tropical theme, the 18 hole course features a restaurant, tennis courts, palm trees and several lakes.

Below please find a quick reference for things to do, places to stay and places to eat in Dromana and Safety Beach. If enjoy reading about the history of the area, check out our Fascinating Historical Facts.

Bed & Breakfasts
Blue Stone Homestead - 140 Picking Road, Safety Beach - Tel: (03) 5981 4073
Marina Cove by the Sea - 329-333 Point Nepean Road, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5987 2027
Pennyroyal by the Bay - 15 McCulloch Street, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5981 0590
Seascape on McCrae - 3 Grant Street, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5981 9412
Sea Eagle Beach House - Dale Ave, Safety Beach - Tel: 0400 522 258
Caravan & Holiday Parks
Kangerong Holiday Park, 105 Point Nepean Rd, Dromana.
Phone (03) 5987 2080

Enjoy your stay at Kangerong and explore the Mornington Peninsula. We are ideally located opposite a safe family beach and within a short stroll of cafes, restaurants and the local shopping centre, we are also within 1/2 hour of most peninsula attractions.
Dromana Holiday & Lifestyle Village - 131 Nepean Highway, Dromana - Tel : (03) 5981 0333
Dromana Foreshore Reserve - Dromana - Tel: (03) 5981 0933
Halcyon Caravan Park - 106 Marine Drive, Safety Beach - Tel : (03) 5987 2621
Peninsula Holiday Park - 10 Ponderosa Pl, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5987 2095
Robin Caravan Park - 90 Marine Pde, Safety Beach - Tel: (03) 5987 2594
Valley Caravan Park - 154 Marine Pde, Safety Beach - Tel: (03) 5981 0401
Hotels & Motels
Blue Dolphin Motor Lodge - 21 Nepean Highway, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5987 2311
Crittenden - 5 Harrisons Road, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5981 8322
Dromana Beach Motel - 91 Point Nepean Rd, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5987 1837
Stella's Dromana Hotel, Nepean Highway, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5987 1922
Valley Resort - 12 Valley Crt, Dromana - Tel 1300 300 377
Self Contained, Holiday Homes & Other
Sea Eagle Beach House at Safety Beach, Self Contained Accommodation, Self Catering Accommodation
Fatty and Franki s Shack - Clarendon St, Dromana - Tel: 0400 522 258
Waters Edge Apartments - Heales Street, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5974 8804
Dromana Beach Getaway - 91 Point Nepean Road, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5987 1837
Frank's Shack - Clarendon St, Dromana - Tel: 0400 522 258
Pet Friendly
Sea Eagle Beach House - Dale Ave, Safety Beach - Tel: 0400 522 258
Boat Hire
Dromana Boat Hire - Point Nepean Road, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5987 2384
Safety Beach Boat Hire - Marine Drive, Safety Beach - Tel: (03) 5987 3044 / 0408 379710
Whitehill Gallery - 60 Old Whitehill Rd, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5989 2483
Golf Courses
Safety Beach Country Club - 10 Country Club Drive Safety Beach - Tel: (03) 5981 0100
Historic Homes & Gardens
Heronswood Cafe, Garden & Nursery - 105 LaTrobe Pde - Tel: (03) 5987 1877
Markets & Fairs
Dromana Trash 'n Treasure Market - Dromana Drive In, Nepean Hwy, Every Sunday 8am-1pm
Highland Farmers Market - Dromana Estate, 555 Old Moorooduc Rd, Tuerong, 4th Sunday of month, Jan - Nov 10.00am onwards
Dromana Museum Dromana & District Historical Society Museum
Old Shire Offices, 359A Point Nepean Road - Tel: 5989 2243
Open: 2.00pm - 4.00pm every Sunday and every day in January, Open 10.00am - 4.00pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month. Open at other times by prior arrangement.
Day Spas
Maya Spa - 283 Point Nepean Rd, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5987 2124
Crittenden - Harrisons Road Dromana Tel: (03) 5987 3800
Five Sons Estate - 85 Harrisons Road Dromana - Tel: (03) 5987 3137
Karina Vineyard - 4055 Harrisons Road Dromana - Tel: (03) 5981 0137
Hickinbotham of Dromana - 194 Nepean Hwy, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5981 035
Turramurra Estate - Wallaces Road Dromana - Tel: (03) 5987 1146
Dromana Drive In - 133 Nepean Highway, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5931 0022
Dromana-RedHill RSL - 1-3 Noel Street, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5987 2448
Stella's Dromana Hotel - 151 Point Nepean Road, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5987 1922
Longboard Surf Bar & Cafe - 139 Point Nepean Road, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5987 0733
Pier View Deli - Shop 1, 215 Nepean Highway, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5987 3110
Fork to Fork - 105 Latrobe Pde, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5984 7318
Danny Chan by the Pier Chinese Restaurant, 291 Point Nepean Road, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5987 2133
Dromana Hotel Restaurant, 151 Point Nepean Road, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5987 1922
Dromana Pizza, 137 Nepean Highway, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5987 2677
Longboards Surf Bar & Cafe, 139 Point Nepean Road, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5987 0733
Lychees Garden Chinese Restaurant, 141 Nepean Highway, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5981 0988
Marina Cove by the Sea, 329-333 Point Nepean Road, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5981 9555
Stillwater at Crittenden, 25 Harrisons Road, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5981 9555
The New Atrium, 10 Country Club Drive, Safety Beach- Tel: (03) 5981 8123
Healthy Food - Gluten Free (GF), Organic (O), Vegan (V), Vegetarian (Veg)
Cafe Jett - 197 Point Nepean Road, Dromana - Tel: (03) 5987 1911 (GF,O,Veg,V)
Dromana to Arthurs Seat - 5km - The first part of the Two Bays Walking Track, this walk starts at the Dromana Information Centre and follows Latrobe Parade. As a side track you can take Bunnerong Track and investigate the old Dromana Cemetery. or by pass this and continue up the hill to Seawinds and on around to Arthurs Seat. You will get some magnificent views of Port Philip Bay and the Mornington Peninsula. This is a medium to hard walk with some steep hills. If unfit, please do not attempt it!
Dromana to Sorrento Bay Trail -17km one way - This trail follows the foreshore for 17km, winding through parklands and camping grounds. The longest continuous section (11kms) begins at Anthony’s nose in Dromana and travels to Rye. There are numerous places to stop for refreshments. Dromana-Sorrento Bay Trail Map
Dromana Foreshore Reserve Walk - The track starts at the car park at the intersection of Nepean Highway, Marine Parade and Point Nepean Road. It follows the waterfront from Safety Beach past the Dromana Pier and shopping centre ending at McArthur Street. An easy walk although the track surface is not paved.

Two Bays Walking Track - 52km return - This is the longest walking track on the Mornington Peninsula. The walk starts at the Information Centre on Point Nepean Road, Dromana and finishes at Bushrangers Bay at Cape Schanck.
This walk can be done in smaller sections. Two Bays Walking Track Map

Martha Cove - From the car park near the Safety beach Boat Club the path follows the Martha Cove Waterway to the marina. This is a newly developed area.
Pebble Beach– 2km return - From the car park near the Safety Beach Boat Club follow the track to the foot of the red cliffs. This track involves walking over a pebbly beach
Pet Minding
Doggie Day Sitters - 4 Victoria Cres, Safety Beach - Tel: (03) 5981 8388
Arthurs Seat>>Balnarring>>Baxter>>Bittern>>Blairgowrie>>Boneo>>Cape Schanck>>Cranbourne>> Crib Point>> Dromana>>Fingal>> Flinders>>Frankston>>French Island >>Gunnamatta>>Hastings>> Langwarrin>> McCrae>>Main Ridge>>Merricks>>Moorooduc>>Mornington >>Mount Eliza>>
Mount Martha>> Pearcedale>>Point Leo>>Portsea>> Red Hill>>Rosebud>> Rosebud West>>Rye>>
Safety Beach
>> St Andrews>> Seaford>>Shoreham>>Somers>>Somerville>>Sorrento>>Stony Point>> Tootgarook>> Tuerong>>Tyabb


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