Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

A Message From St Andrews Beach Dog Lovers

A Message From St Andrews Beach Dog Lovers

Many residents of St Andrews Beach were alarmed by the news, first released in mid-March, that from November 1st 2016 dogs will be banned completely from the ocean beaches of the Mornington Peninsula. One of the arguments put forward by the Minister for the Environment, Lisa Neville, was concern for the continued breeding of Hooded […]

Villa Marittima St Andrews Beach

Villa Marittima St Andrews Beach 5

Villa Marittima designed by architect Robin Williams won the people’s choice award in the 2015 National Architecture Awards along with an Australian Institute of Architects national residential award.

St Andrews Beach Golf Courses Have Struggled

St Andrews Beach Golf Courses Have Struggled

St Andrews Beach Golf courses have struggled despite sharing the name of the home of golf, and being situated in the The Cups Country, a natural terrain for golf. Golf designers marvel at the rolling sand dunes of The Cups Country saying it creates 100’s of natural golf holes, and their challenge is to find the best ones. 1962 to 1986 St […]

Capri Beach – St Andrews Beach

Capri Beach – St Andrews Beach

In 1958 the first St Andrews Beach sub-division was created “Capri Beach” with plans for a motel, surf club and modern shops. The first release advertised on Dec 7 1959 offered waterfront sites from £295 with £40 deposit. Capri Beach offered surf and silver beaches on your doorstep. With a Surf Carnival planned one week […]

St Andrews Beach Aerial Photos 1966

St Andrews Beach Aerial Photos 1966

These St Andrews Beach Aerial Photos from 1966 show just 3 houses. With vast areas of exposed sand dunes between Constantine Ave and Paradise Drive. They also show the original 9 hole St Andrews Beach Golf course. To see more detail zoom in on the photos, and compare them to a aerial shot from 2009. […]

St Andrews By The Sea

St Andrews By The Sea

Following the Capri Beach marketing campaign that ran from 1959 to 1960 the sub division was renamed to St Andrews By The Sea in 1962. The development by Arron King & Co included a 9 hole golf course with free membership to land buyers and their families. Other activities at St Andrews By the Sea […]

Rye Surf Estate – Surfing Fishing Shootin...

Rye Surf Estate – Surfing Fishing Shooting !!!

Rye Surf Estate – Surfing Fishing Shooting !!! or just relaxing on the Lovely Sandy Beach £25 Deposit £4 Monthly This Advertisement from the 1957 advertises 75 beach home sites along Ocean Beach Road which is know known as Dundas Street St Andrews Beach. Selling for &pound25 deposit and &pound4 weekly at a 6% interest […]

The Cups Country

The Cups Country

Quoting from the National Heritage Database The Cups Country is the eastern section of the Nepean Peninsula Dune system and is of scientific interest because of its unusual topography. In terms of its geomorphological evolution, the area is unique in Victoria: usually the Pleistocene dunes are found in long parallel ridges but in this case […]

Shipping Container House

Shipping Container House

According to Nonda Katsalidis in 1992 “A modern beach house inclusive of vernacular sources which gives contemporary expression to vernacular forms”. The design is referential to the Australian vernacular tradition and the weight of the early buildings that were cut from the virgin forests and erected as defences against an alien land. The beach house […]

Sean Godsell St Andrews Beach House

Sean Godsell St Andrews Beach House

Built in 2006 this unusual house has won many awards. Its elevated off the ground buy 4 large steel beams and is cantilevered 11 metres at each end. The sides of the house are made of steel louvers that are opened to let in the breeze (there’s always a breeze at St Andrews). The house […]

About St Andrews Beach

Located 87km from Melbourne, St Andrews Beach is a tiny coastal village nestled among the sand dunes facing the wild waters of Bass Strait. It forms part of of a 35 km continuous stretch of beach that runs from Cape Schank to Portsea. It's a popular surf location with many good breaks that attracts surfers all year round.

St Andrews Beach has less that 700 residents, with a large number of weekend or holiday residences. The environment has inspired some unique and award winning architecture.

Inland the rolling grassed sand dunes are known as The Cups Country and create the ideal environment for Golf courses.