Towns in Australia

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Shoreham VIC


Postcode: 3916

Shoreham is a town south of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the southern Mornington Peninsula region on the Western Port. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula. It is a coastal recreation resort notable for its pine-covered cliffs and foreshore reserve.

It started life as a port for timber export from the surrounding area. Early reports of the area suggested the region was “thick with honeysuckle and sheoak” and early settlers in the Balnarring and Hastings region were involved in wattle bark stripping and cutting piles and sleepers for shipping to Melbourne via the town.

Shoreham today is a small coastal town containing a Post Office, general store, tennis courts, community hall and CFA, while the area contains picnic and barbecue facilities, a boat ramp and various accommodation options such as B&Bs, caravan parks and camping sites.

Shoreham is served by the 782 bus route operated by Peninsula Bus Lines between Frankston and Flinders.

Shoreham has always been a place where artists have resided. Several homes bear testimony to their work. There is iron work by Matcham Skipper and frescos by Clifton Pugh.