[Suburb Profile] Seaside. Stylish. Spectacular. We uncover the stories of Portsea and its clifftop millionaire mansions.
Known for having some of the most expensive real estate in Australia. Portsea exudes luxury on a very grand scale with impressive views towards Port Phillip.
Portsea is located approximately 110 kilometres south of the Melbourne CBD. It’s the most westerly settlement on the Mornington Peninsula. Named after Portsea Island which is an island incorporated by Portsmouth in England. Where the first settlers to Australia set sail from.
The main bay beach fronts Weeroona Bay and includes the Portsea Pier. Golden sandy beaches extend in both directions, lined with a mixture of characteristic English trees and native bush. The Portsea Surf Beach faces the Bass Strait ocean and is a big attraction. It offers an impressive long stretch of sand and great surfing conditions given the large waves and strong tides that are often present. Spectacular views along this ocean coast can be had from the walking trails that form part of the longer Coastal Walk. A highlight is the scenic coastal pathway that meanders to lookouts and the rocky archway known as London Bridge.
Explore the tip of the Mornington Peninsula.
Portsea’s location at the tip of the Mornington Peninsula means you can cool off at a safe bay beach. Then slow down after a day out in the water with an evening with friends on the green lawns of the Portsea Pub.
Learn to scuba dive amid sea dragons and rays around Portsea Pier. Glimpse the lifestyles of the rich and famous who reside in Portsea’s millionaire mansions. Or take the Millionaire’s Walk to Sorrento along cliff tops, through landscaped gardens and past private jetties for vantage points of the imposing mansions.
Known to be the nation’s most affluent outperforming other upper-class Victorian suburbs, along with the Melbourne suburbs of Toorak and Hawthorn. Both known for upper-middle-class and upper-class dwellings ranging from $5 million to $25 million. And with an average taxable income of almost $10,000 higher than the Sydney suburbs of Darling Point or Point Piper.
Prominent residents include; Lindsay Fox, Kate Baillieu and Rupert Murdoch’s grandson David Calvert Jones. Other well-known residents are Eddie McGuire and Ron Walker.
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Source and image credits: Visit Mornington Peninsula