• Add
  • Reverse
  • Clear
1 results of 1 Open Now

Whereis > VIC > Safety Beach

Map of Safety Beach, VIC 3936

Safety Beach is a seaside suburb on the Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 56 km (35 mi) south of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Mornington Peninsula local government area. Safety Beach recorded a population of 6,328 at the 2021 census.

Safety Beach occupies slightly less than half the area of land between the foothills of Mount Martha and Arthurs Seat and borders Port Philip Bay to its west.

Martha Cove is a large inland harbour and residential development in Safety Beach. It was named after its location in the cove at the foot of Mount Martha. The project, which began in 2004, was initially heavily protested by residents. After experiencing considerable financial difficulties, Martha Cove recovered and became a thriving residential community.

Golfers play at the course of the Mount Martha Valley Golf Club on Country Club Drive, or at the Safety Beach Golf Course nearby.

Previously, an abattoir existed nearby to slaughter local farm animals for their meat. Blood and offal from early abattoir operations were dumped into the Sheepwash and Dunns Creeks, and carried by these creeks into Dromana Bay at Safety Beach.

Consequently, when lots of sharks were attracted here, people joked and called Safety Beach “Shark Bay” for some years. Eventually the abattoir’s operations were properly cleaned up by Health Department regulations, and Safety Beach never had its name changed from the original one ‘Safety Beach’ given by John Aitken in 1836.

Please select a letter above to browse businesses and services in Safety Beach

Streets in Safety Beach

My Whereis

Set your home and work address and access your most frequently used addresses easily.

Get quotes from your local Australian Businesses
Our new tool powered by        
Looking for {{name}}?
Find out more about this business on Yellow Pages.