Sorrento Back Beach (Mornington Peninsula National Park)


Sorrento Back Beach (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

Sorrento Back Beach is located around 1.5km south of the town of Sorrento. The ocean beach is a popular location for activities such as surfing swimming walking and exploring the rockpools at low tide or have a BBQ picnic in the secluded bushland setting behind the beach.

The spectacular amphitheater like setting of Sorrento Back Beach is the perfect summer escape. Explore sheltered rock formations reefs and rockpools some of which are large enough to swim in. Set out on a short walk across rocky headlands and through coastal heath and be amazed by the huge ocean vistas from Cape Schanck to Cape Otway and out across Bass Strait.

A short 0.5km circuit track from the lifesaving club up to the historic lookout rotunda provides excellent views along the Southern Peninsula Coast. Add a 1.2km loop to Sphinx Rock or venture a further 2km east along Coppins Track to spectacular Jubilee Point and beautiful Diamond Bay nearby.

Sorrento Back Beach is a dangerous swimming beach with unpredictable rips currents and large waves please only swim between the flags and stay within your limits. Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club patrols this beach every day over the summer and Easter holiday periods as well as each weekend in between.

How to get there

Sorrento Back Beach (Mornington Peninsula National Park)


BBQ - Electric/Gas

Need to know

Sorrento Back Beach (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed



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