Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

St Andrews Beach 1966 Aerial Photos

St Andrews Beach 1966 Aerial Photos

These Aerial Photos from 1966 show just 3 houses, the golf course at what is now the Recreation club and extensive sand dunes between Constantine Ave and Paradise Drive. Zoom in on the photos to see more detail and compare to a aerial shot from 2009.

St Andrews By The Sea

St Andrews By The Sea

Finance company says sell regardless ………. £29. Excellent investment for the working man. This advertisement thought to be from the 1950’s shows the curious Roman Street names e.g. Nero Ave, Titus Drv, Julius St, Tiberius Rd, Caesar Walk, Claudius St. Please e-mail if you know anything about how and why the streets were named.

Rye Surf Estate – Surfing Fishi...

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 1950’s advertises land along what is now known as Dundas Street (Ocean Beach Road). Where a block of land now costs around $370,000.

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 rusted ribbed top section of the house has earnt the house the nickname of the shipping container house from the locals. This house sits right on the foreshore overlooking the beach and surf […]

St Andrews Beach House

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).

Paradise House

Paradise House

Paradise House at St Andrews Beach Victoria is a copper clad beach house located adjacent to the pristine Mornington Peninsula reserve. The design of this home focuses on the building’s longevity and environmental integration by careful material selection and a sculptural formal response to the physical and environmental site conditions. It is designed with extremely […]

Weather Station

Weather Station

The Weather on this site is collected via a Davis Vantage Pro2 weather station and wview weather software. Data is updated once a minute to this website and also can also be found at: Citizen Weather Observer Program (CWOP) AWEKAS Automatic Weather Map System Weather Underground Personal Weather Stations Windfinder

Southern Lights

Southern Lights

Arctic Circle? No, Rye Back Beach This article from The Age shows the amazing southern lights display in 2004 The southern lights, or aurora australis, have returned to Victoria’s skies, delighting stargazers with their shimmering, otherworldly colours. The spectacle should continue tonight and Friday, as waves of highly charged particles from the sun – known […]

Local Golf Clubs

Local Golf Clubs

St Andrews Beach A Tom Doak designed 18 hole course rated number 9 in Australia. The National Golf Club Three Championship 18 hole courses rated 8, 20 and 45th in Australia. Moonah Links Two 18 hole courses, venue for the Australian Open 2003 and 2005. The Dunes An 18 hole course rated number 15 in […]

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.