As a charming coastal suburb of Melbourne in the Mornington Peninsula, McCrae is a perfect weekend getaway for anyone who loves history, charming eateries and a beautiful beach atmosphere. If you love the sea and relaxation, you will find a perfect holiday spot in McCrae.
McCrae also has an ideal location, as it is nestled between Rosebud and Dromana on Port Phillip Bay. The city boasts its own coastal frontage, meaning that the beach here is secluded, safe and quiet, which is a welcome respite from the hubbub of nearby Melbourne. It is also just minutes from bigger travel hubs like Sorrento, so you can easily hop from city to city in the Mornington Peninsula for a varied beach holiday like none other.
McCrae is a small village with a supermarket as well as cafes and restaurants. It is known for the McCrae Lighthouse. No longer an operating lighthouse, it marked the turning point for shipping in the main navigational channels between Port Phillip Heads and Melbourne. Safe swimming can be had at beaches along its continuous stretch of sandy bay coastline. The coastal strip is known as the foreshore and forms part of the 28km Bay Trail for walkers and cyclists that runs from Safety Beach to Portsea.