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Hastings, Crib Point, Stony Point & Bittern
pelican statue on waterfront and real pelicans on waterfront at Hatings on the Mornington Peninsula

Hastings is the commercial capital of Western Port and the main industrial area of the Mornington Peninsula. Being a natural deepwater harbour fishing became a primary industry from the 1850's and is still an important local industry today.

Hastings has a multi-million dollar marina and the foreshore area includes cycling and walking tracks, picnic and barbecue facilities and a children's playground. The Pelican Park Recreation Centre is situated on the waterfront and houses a gym, an indoor heated lap pool, a gymnasium, spa & steam room and a kiosk. The recreation centre also houses the Pelican Pantry Cafe, open 7 days a week and offering indoor dining or seating outside overlooking the bay where pelicans congregate. Next to Pelican Park is the historic Hastings Jetty which is a popular spot for fishing. Take a stroll along the boardwalk and walking trail that connects Hastings to Jacks Beach to the south, through an expanse of White Mangrove. These are the most southerly Mangrove Forests in the world. There is also a very good market on each Sunday at the Bittern Railway Station Carpark.

In 1933 The Australian Navy established one of it's largest training facilities, HMAS Cerberus, at Crib Point. The base has a Museum that is open to the public featuring a wonderful display of military paraphernalia dating back to early European settlement . The base also has a golf course that is open to the public.

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

Bed & Breakfasts
Bittern Rest Bed & Breakfast - 2485 Frankston Flinders Road, Bittern - Tel (03) 5983 6500
TK's Cottage - 425 Stony Point Road, Bittern - Tel: (03) 5983 0399
Nazaaray Coastal Cottage- 2 Gaskin Avenue, Hastings - Tel: 0416 143439
Caravan & Holiday Parks
Western Port Caravan Park at Somerville on the Mornington Peninsula Western Port Harbour Caravan Park
Located in a quiet semi-rural setting, we are ideally based to explore the Peninsula. We are next door to Yaringa Marina and 10 minutes from Western Port Marina in Hastings. Close proximity to the sensational antique shops in Tyabb, some of the best golf courses in Australia and the many excellent wineries of the Mornington Peninsula.
6 Lumeah Road Somerville - Phone: (03) 5977 3344
Stony Point Caravan Park, 1 Stony Point Road, Crib Point- Tel: (03) 5983 9242
Hastings Caravan Park, 249 High Street Hastings Phone: (03) 5979 2700
Marina View Van Village, 38 Salmon Street Hastings: (03) 5979 2322
Stony Point Foreshore Stony Point Road, Stony Point Phone: (03)59839242
Harbour View Motor Inn - 126 Marine Parade, Hastings - Tel: (03) 5979 3333
Pet Friendly
Nazaaray Coastal Cottage, 2 Gaskin Avenue, Hastings - Tel: 0416 143 439
Fishing Charters, Bait & Tackle
Albatross Boat Charters - Bittern - Tel: (03) 5983 9828
Ace Fishing Charters - Crib Point - Tel: (03) 5983 6555
Western Port Fishing Charters - Tel: 0412 969 120
Profishing Charters - Tel: (03) 5985 7620
Hastings Spot On Fishing Tackle - 112 Marine Parade, Hastings - Tel: (03) 5979 2899
Peninsula Fishing Charters - Westernport Marina, Hastings - Tel: (03) 9769 5544
Mermaids Tale Gallery and Cafe - 118 High St, Hastings - Tel: (03) 5979 4498
Golf Courses
golf course at HMAS Cerberus on the Mornington Peninsula HMAS Cerebus Golf Course (open to public)
Cook Road, Crib Point
18 Holes - $18.00
Tel: (03) 5983 6006
Hastings Golf Club - 155 Marine Parade, Hastings - Tel: (03) 5979 1740
Markets & Fairs
Bittern Market, Bittern Railway Carpark, Frankston-Flinders Road, Bittern - Every Sunday 9am-1pm
Hastings Street Market, High Street, Hastings, Every Thursday 9am-1pm - Tel: (03) 5983 5695
Hastings Museum & Pioneer Cottage
Cnr Marine Parade & Skinner Street Hastings Tel: (03) 9781 1141
Open: 2.00pm - 4.00pm every Sunday and 10.00am. - 4.00pm on Wednesdays. Other times by apointment.
HMAS Cerebus Museum - The Museum collection includes relics, uniforms, photographs, paintings, prints, models, medals, ships' badges and assorted memorabilia. Stony Point Road, Crib Point
Tel: (03) 5950 7530 / 5950 7141
The Cape Schanck Lighthouse Museum - Located in the old Assistant Lightkeepers quarters at the Cape Schanck Lighthouse,. Cape Schanck Road, Cape Schanck
International Armoured Military Vehicles Collection - Ace-Hi Ranch, 810 Boneo Road, Cape Schanck Vic 3939 Tel: (03) 5973 4342
Cinemas & Theatres
The Pelican Theatre at Hastings on the Mornington Peninsula The Pelican Theatre Company
Hastings Hall, High Street Hastings
Pelican Theatre Company produces a range of original and innovative theatrical and cultural productions.
Tel: 5979 4824
Clubs & Pubs
Hastings Bowling Club, 40 Marine Parade, Hastings - Tel: (03) 5979 1723
Crib Point Bar & Bistro - 206 Stoney Point Road, Crib Point - Tel: (03) 5983 6382
Kings Creek Hotel, 1989 Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings - Tel: (03) 5979 2989
Westernport Hotel, 16 High Street, Hastings - Tel: (03) 5979 1201
Just Reds Cafe, 184 Salmon Street, Hastings - Tel: (03) 5959 8828
Pelican Pantry, 2 Marine Parade, Hastings - Tel: 1300 850 297
The Gallery Cafe, Westernport Marina, Mullett Street, Hastings- Tel: (03) 5979 4543
Mermaids Tale Gallery and Cafe - 118 High St, Hastings - Tel: (03) 5979 4498
Bittern Cottage Restaurant, 2385 Frankston-Flinders Road, Bittern- Tel: (03) 5983 9506
Crib Point Bar & Bistro, 206 Stony Point Road, Crib Point - Tel: (03) 5983 6382
Arada Thai Restaurant, 1/105 High Street, Hastings - Tel: (03) 5979 8855
Bamboo Cottage Chinese Restaurant, 93 High Street, Hastings - Tel: (03) 5979 2173
Disney Chinese Restaurant, 28 Victoria Street, Hastings - Tel: (03) 5979 1166
Ebony & Ivory, 59 High Street, Hastings - Tel: (03) 5979 2200
La Porchetta Pizza Restaurant, Shop2, 109 High Street, Hastings - Tel: (03) 5979 8018
One20Six Restaurant, 126 Marine Parade, Hastings - Tel: (03) 5979 3721
The Western Port Anchorage, Mullet Street, Hastings - Tel: (03) 5979 3699
Victoriana Licensed Restaurant, 126 Marine Pde, Hastings - Tel: (03) 5979 3397
24 High, 24 High Street, Hastings - Tel: (03) 5979 7755
Health Food Store
Hastings Health Store, 46 High St Hastings - Tel: (03) 5979 1381
Books, Music, DVD's
Warrangine Word - P.O.Box 54, Hastings - (03) 59794384
Mangrove Walk, Crib Point - 4km one way - Start from the Woolleys Road car park at Jack's Beach and proceed along the boardwalks over the white mangrove swamps to the Westernport Marina in Hastings. This walk highlights the southern most mangroves in the world, with good views to French Island and Sandstone Island.
Hastings Boardwalk - The 3.5 km pathway and boardwalk includes the living salt marsh and mangroves of Western Port and two viewing platforms provide spectacular views of surrounding waters overlooking Sandstone Island. The walk commences in Salmon Street Hastings and concludes at Jack’s Beach where electric barbecues are available.
Hastings Foreshore Reserve and Boardwalk - 6km return - From the Hastings Pier follow the paved track past the restaurant following closely to the waterfront. At the first intersection take the path to the right. Follow this arouns until you meet up with the boardwalk. The boardwalk is 400 metres long and takes you to Jack Babington Park. Return via the boardwalk and take the track to the right towards the tennis courts. This will swing around and join the original track taking you back to the pier.
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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