Sorrento Back Beach

Sorrento Back Beach - Australia
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Sorrento Back Beach is named after the town of Sorrento approximately 1.5 kilometres away. A part of Mornington Peninsula National Park, it is a beach known for its swimming, surfing and rockpools.

Swimmers should stay within the flagged area to avoid rip currents, an additional precaution to the lifeguards on duty during the easter and summer holidays as well as weekends between these dates.

To explore its rockpools, you’ll want to visit Sorrento Back Beach at low tide, when some large enough to swim in are revealed in their full glory. For those who prefer sticking to the fine crescent of golden sand, there’s plenty of space to lie back and enjoy the sun. The surrounding bush provides a fantastic setting for a picnic or barbeque too.

Also known as Sorrento Ocean Beach because it edges the Bass Strait rather than Port Phillip Bay. The beach is accessed via a staircase or ramp and only a short walk from parking spots, both lead over the low coastal hills to the amphitheatre like setting. Parking fills up quickly during popular times.

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  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant

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