Located on the Mornington Peninsula, less than 1 ½ hours drive from Melbourne, Sorrento is the perfect beachside retreat.

Relax on beautiful beaches, indulge yourself in gourmet cuisine, swim with dolphins, immerse yourself in local history and art, leisurely shop at boutique and antique stores…With an endless list of great things to do, it’s no wonder that Sorrento is one of Victoria’s most popular summer holiday escapes.

Sorrento is frequented by locals looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of life in Melbourne, and also by interstate and international travellers. Sorrento’s stunning limestone buildings are steeped in history and complemented by the spectacular beach backdrop, instantly transport holiday seekers to paradise. This may account for the increasing number of lovebirds tying the knot in Sorrento!

Whether it’s a romantic getaway, a family holiday or a relaxing beach escape with friends, Sorrento has everything you need to help you unwind. From good old-fashioned takeaway fish and chips on the beach to fine food and wine, Sorrento boasts a variety of decadent and satisfying restaurants, cafés and bars.

Sorrento has an excellent range of accommodation options to suit all budgets. There are a variety of private homes for rent for short and long term stays, a number of clean and comfortable motels, and even some luxury hotels and B&B’s for those looking to treat themselves.

Visits to Sorrento are best enjoyed during the warmer months from September to March, with peak season running from early November through to February – the height of the Australian summer.

With everything you need for the perfect holiday right at your fingertips, there really aren’t many reasons to venture outside Sorrento. For those who do feel like exploring the greater Mornington Peninsula region, Sorrento is perfectly located for day trips to nearby wineries and a number of picturesque walking trails.

For those wanting to travel further afield, there is also a passenger ferry with a car service that departs Sorrento hourly and crosses Port Phillip Bay. After giving you 40 minutes to take in the stunning coastal scenery and sea life, the ferry docks in Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula.

So, if you’re searching for a summer paradise just a stone’s throw from Melbourne, look no further. Sorrento has everything you need for your next seaside escape.

Queenscliff-Sorrento ferry

Cross the Bay and explore beautiful Queenscliff. Click below to find out more.