Sorrento is a very popular tourist town on the Mornington Peninsula, located after Blairgowrie and before Portsea. Sorrento is on a very narrow part of the Mornington Peninsula, looking out to Port Phillip Bay on the north side and the open sea of Bass Strait on the south side.

The Sorrento Front Beach, also known as Sorrento Bay Beach, has a lovely foreshore area, with lots of shelter and trees from England. There are a few quaint small jetties.

The main Sorrento Pier at Policemans Point is used by the ferry (passengers and cars) which links Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula with neighbouring Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula.

The Sorrento Ocean Beach, also known as Sorrento Back Beach, is accessed from the end of Ocean Beach Road. The Back Beach has a large car park, picnic spots, a kiosk, lookout areas, and a number of walking tracks that go along the foreshore and into the hills surrounding the beach.

The commercial centre of Sorrento is found on Ocean Beach Road at the bay end. This eye-catching length of road hosts various shops and boutiques, cafes and restaurants. The main landmark is the Continental Hotel, built from limestone back in 1875. Other historic Sorrento hotels are the Hotel Sorrento, established in 1871, and Koonya, established in 1878.

The town of Sorrento was the site of Victoria’s initial official settlement in 1803 at Eastern Sister. This site is at the southern end of Sorrento’s bay coast, where there is a monument honouring this significant event in history. There is a raised coastal walkway leading to a number of lookouts which give lovely scenic views across the bay and beach.

At the north end of Sorrento’s bay coast is Point King. This is where Lieutenant Murray, while exploring Port Phillip Bay, staked the Union Jack flag and claimed the land for the British. There is a monument marking this event and a nice coastal track where wonderful views along the coast can be enjoyed.

Sorrento is a beautiful coastal town, the perfect location for a seas-side holiday. There are many holiday houses for rent in Sorrento – whether it’s a Sorrento cottage or Sorrento villa. There are also apartments to rent in Sorrento, if you prefer that to a Sorrento holiday home. If you are looking for accommodation on the Mornington Peninsula, you’ll be sure to find the perfect holiday house in Sorrento.

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