On the west side of the Mornington Peninsula, the beach at Rosebud offers still, shallow, clean and sheltered waters ideal for families, swimming, and water sports. Rosebud is located between the other coastal towns of Rye and Dromana. The Rosebud pier is opposite to the Jetty Road and stretches 300 metres out into the bay. There are a few good camping spots on the foreshore.
There are lots of golf courses and bowls clubs and a number of large sporting parks in Rosebud. Rosebud is often referred to as the Sporting Capital of the Mornington Peninsuala. Hosting the Rosebud Plaza shopping centre, Rosebud is the most commercial town of the coastal villages on the Mornington Peninsula. The shopping centre has more than fifty shops and is only a brief walk up from the beach.
Just to the east of the town of Rosebud is the tall peak of Arthurs Seat with a summit of 314 metres and offering stunning views down the peninsula. On a clear day the view from Arthurs Seat reaches as far away as the Melbourne CBD skyline, the You Yangs and also Mount Macedon. The spot around the summit is set up for visiting wanting to enjoy the views while having a picnic or a BBQ. There is a car park and the spot also has some BBQs, tables for picnics, and toilets. Drinks and snacks can also be bought at the summit.
Seawinds Gardens are just a little stroll from Arthurs Seat summit. The gardens are found just to the summit’s south, on Purves Road. This beautiful garden has BBQs and picnic amenities, stunning views and some walking tracks.
A less than 15 kilometre drive south from Rosebud is Cape Schanck. Here there is an historic lighthouse which sits on the craggy end of the Mornington Peninsula.
Rosebud is an excellent location for Mornington Peninsula holiday house accommodation. You’re sure to find Rosebud accommodation that meets your needs. Rosebud is an ideal holiday location for families and water sports lovers.