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Three Things to do in Hastings

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Published March 9th 2017
Many Victorians are unaware that there is another side to the Mornington Peninsula. I confess, even I hadn't visited the opposite coast to the popular Rye/Dromana/Portsea until I attended the Million Paws Walk.

We decided to go for a roadtrip out of Melbourne, away from our local Million Paws Walk and ended up in Hastings. If you're after a day out with your dog, try these three things in Hastings below.

1. Walk along Hastings Foreshore Reserve
The Million Paws Walk led many dogs along the foreshore path, so you could admire the calm ocean view with your furry best friend.

hastings foreshore reserve
A beautiful day by the shore

The walk is very easy and serves more as a stroll for locals. It runs along the coast and then winds inland through the grassy reserve.

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Golden retrievers enjoying the big day out

The dogs all enjoyed the vast and open park!

hastings foreshore reserve
Visit for the fresh ocean breeze

2. Pelikan Societe: 2 Marine Parade, Hastings
Right beside the reserve is Pelikan Societe, a bustling cafe with an outdoor area. It was busy and we had to wait a short while to get an outdoor seat.

pelikan societe
A very large latte

Their servings and coffee sizes were generous. I chose the baked eggs with shredded pork belly, a very hearty meal. Meanwhile, their potato/oregano/feta croquettes were fat, crispy and delicious and we indulged with chips to share.

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Shredded pork belly

Meanwhile, my friends had the Folded Eggs ($17.50) and Cuban sandwich ($19.50). See the full menu here.

pelikan societe
Folded Eggs with some extra croquettes

The Cuban Sandwich
The Cuban Sandwich

3. Explore hidden areas whilst Geocaching
We continued to explore the area after our filling meal with our trusty Geocaching app.

Exploring the secluded coast

We were taken everywhere from the suburban park across someone's house to a path winding along a secluded area of beach and bushland, where we found this little guy below.

A suitable geocache

The Million Paws Walk is just around the corner with Hastings once again hosting the Mornington Peninsula event. Buy your tickets online for cheaper prices and bring your dog down to the Peninsula to explore!

hastings foreshore reserve
A pretty view on the way to the cafe
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Why? Bring your dog down for a roadtrip at Hastings on the Mornington Peninsula
Where: Hastings
Cost: $10-$30
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