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Mt Martha Cliff Top Walk

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by Lorraine A (subscribe)
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Published February 28th 2013
A great way to get fit and enjoy the views
View towards Mt Martha

One of my favourite walking tracks is perched on the cliff tops at Mt Martha and follows the bay, with magnificent views all the way around to Mornington.

There are many opportunities along the way to sit and admire the views across the bay and the see the ships passing.

Enjoy the view

I usually start in Mt Martha from the shops and follow the footpath on the Esplanade until reaching Helena St where the track begins on the opposite side of the road. This track will then take you all the way to the roundabout at Wilsons Rd and Barkley St. Mornington. To Main St Mornington it is another 700 metres.


The walk one way is approximately 5.5 km but this can be shortened depending where you start from. The track has access points every 100 metres or so to the Esplanade.

This is a great all year round walking/running track. In the summer it's well shaded and in the winter it's protected from strong winds.

Stairs to the beach

There are several stair cases that track down to the beaches, if unlike me you don't have a pram or wheel chair. You can follow the coast on the beach and rejoin the track further on.

View towards Mornington


Many locals use this track on a daily basis, and on the weekends it's slightly busier, but most only do small sections of the track.

Walking track


Dogs are permitted on leash.

Another enjoyable walk in the area is Balcombe Estuary Reserve
Enjoy your walk.

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Why? To take in the scenery along the cliff tops
When: All year round
Where: Mt Martha to Mornington
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Gorgeous walk, Lorraine - thanks! Will check it out! J.
by Julie Mundy (score: 3|1725) 1727 days ago
Thanks for the notes. Especially about taking the dog. I would love everyone to note whether dogs can be taken or not. To many of us, they are apart of our lives and exercise can be combined. Thanks Lorraine.
by jenet (score: 0|3) 1724 days ago
what a fantasic walk. cant wait to check this one out.cheers.
by bakerboy (score: 1|71) 1727 days ago
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