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Dromana Pier and Playground

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by Lorraine A (subscribe)
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Published February 17th 2013
View from Dromana pier


On an amazing summer's day there is no nicer place to be than at the beach. And with so many great beaches on the Peninsula to choose from, it makes it difficult to settle for only one.

So I am on a mission to share all of my favourite beaches with you and write what's great about each one, so you can enjoy them too.

Playground


Dromana pier and playground is perfectly situated in the centre of Dromana township. In the background is Arthurs Seat and to the north you will see Saftey Beach and Mt Martha.

The most scenic way to get to Dromana is to go via Mornington and follow the coast along the Esplanade. It takes you along cliff tops and has wonderful views of Port Phillip bay.

Dromana pier


As you can see from the photos, on a clear day it is magical and the town comes to life. People are relaxed and dressed casually sitting outside coffee shops, looking over the water. The town has a coastal holiday atmosphere and is very popular on the weekends. During the week you can almost get this town all to yourself (except for us locals).



The beach next to the pier is a lovely spot to set up your beach hut for the day. Everything is within 100 metres of this spot, life saving club, playground, toilets/showers, BBQ, picnic tables, and of course the most important, ice cream is just across the road, along with anything else you may need.

Pier car park


My kids really enjoy this spot and we participate in the summer Vic Swim open water lessons at the life saving club. The club also holds annual swimming competitions, for those who like to swim.

Over the cooler months the playground is a great option as long as its not too windy, and there is also a great short walking trail that follows the foreshore towards Saftey Beach.

I hope you enjoyed reading and and add it to your to do list.
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Why? Because there is nothing better than sand between your toes
When: All year round
Where: Point Nepean rd Dromana
Cost: Free
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