Around Portsea

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The traditional summer playground of Melbourne high society. Portsea is one of the most picturesque coastal towns surrounding Melbourne, beautifully positioned to provide you with the best that coastal living has to offer.

Behind the high hedges and tall gates of this lightly populated township sit the grand mansions and vast estates of some of Melbourne’s most influential individuals and families who use Portsea as their beachside retreat. When you purchase in Portsea, you are buying into a select community with a prestigious reputation – a reputation that you will find is well earned. Gorgeous heritage houses, some that include former servants quarters and croquet lawns are part of the stock-in-trade here.

When you are looking to buy in Portsea, you need to have some patience. The houses are tightly held, sometimes for generations. When they come onto the market there is always plenty of interest, especially as some residents like to amalgamate and expand their own holdings when the opportunity arises. This competition for houses grows even more intense when a rare cliff-top house with beach views becomes available.

If you are indeed lucky enough to buy in, you’ll discover a lifestyle few will ever experience. Sitting at the tip of Port Phillip Bay, you’ll have the joys of some of the best fishing, swimming, surfing and sailing in Victoria right at your front door. Portsea is also home to glamour events like Melbourne’s Portsea polo and the Corporate Couta Boat Race. A brilliant surf beach is a short stroll down the road and the Portsea Pier is a great place to do a day’s fishing. Those wanting to go deep down into the water, Portsea is the centre of Melbourne’s recreational scuba diving activities, with no less than four dive shops in town.

There are also two championship level golf courses within a short drive of anywhere you live here and a day of play can be rounded off with a quiet drink and counter meal at the iconic Portsea pub that looks over the bay.

If you would like to look slightly further afield, all the joys of the Mornington Peninsula are there to entice you out for a day trip: tasting the region’s world-class pinot noirs at regional cellar doors, sampling delicious local produce, browsing at the markets or maybe just going horse riding into the wide blue yonder.

Portsea – a desirable lifestyle.