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Schnapper Point Mornington

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by Lorraine A (subscribe)
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Published February 28th 2013
View over Mothers beach towards the pier

Schnapper point in Mornington is a favourite spot for our family. We have had many picnics on the lawn overlooking Mothers Beach and the pier.

Schnapper Point Lookout

The view at the top of Schnapper point is breathtaking on a clear day. To the north Melbourne's high rises are visible and Mt Macedon can be seen. To the west it's possible to see the three peaks of the You Yangs and also the Bellerine Peninsula.
At the top of Schnappers point lookout you will notice in the picture it overlooks the Mornington pier, Mornington Yacht club, The Rocks restaurant and Schnapper kiosk/cafe.

Fishermen fill the Mornington pier trying to catch snapper. If you prefer to be out on the bay fishing, charter boats operate daily from the pier Bay Fish N Trips and Relax, Go Fishing
are two popular charter companies.

However if you are like me and prefer fresh seafood without having to catch it yourself, mussels are available at certain times of the year straight from the boat. Kayak, boat and pedal boat hire are also available.

Above the harbour you will find the Schnapper Point playground, but it's better known as The Pirate ship park amongst local children.

Pirate Ship

This playground is always popular as it's situated at the end of Main St. During the week you will see many mums having their personal training session, whilst the children are supervised on the playground. Wednesdays sees many more children in the park as it's market day.

Many tourists and day trippers fill the park on the weekends which adds greatly to the atmosphere.

BBQ's are dotted throughout the park as well as water fountains. There is a toilet block and plenty of shade, including a very large Moreton Bay fig tree.

Car parking is easy with many spaces and is free.

Being across the road from the shops, you won't have to go far for a great coffee.

Enjoy your day in Mornington.

Mornington Pier
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Why? For a great day trip in Mornington
When: All year round
Where: Schnapper Point, Mornington
Cost: Free
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I also really like the Millionaire's walk along the cliff tops. Someone is sure to have done an article on it for Weekendnotes. Lovely photos by the way.
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|6006) 2918 days ago
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