These three pretty seaside villages lie close together on the Peninsula’s Western Port Bay coastline. Life moves at a beguilingly slower pace here, so it’s the perfect spot for a romantic tryst, a lazy family holiday or a long weekend of simply chilling out.
Together, these villages provide virtually everything you could need for your break. Balnarring has a small but excellent shopping centre, where you’ll find lots of Peninsula produce including freshly baked bread and artisan pizzas, while Somers has the traditional and charming Somers General Store that has long been a meeting place for the locals. It’s open for breakfast and lunch (and sandy feet are fine). As you drive around, watch for the early morning racehorse training in the sea at Balnarring, and for the vineyard signs just a few minutes inland to a number of the Peninsula's best cellar doors.
This is a beautiful spot for walking too, with a long stretch of intimate little beaches offering peaceful walks with views of Western Port Bay, Phillip Island, The Nobbies and Seal Rocks. If you travel with your surfboard strapped to your roof, Point Leo’s excellent break is for you. Lots more attractions are close by, including 'Coolart', the magnificent 27-room Victorian mansion with extensive wetlands that are home to thousands of birds. Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens is a delight in any season, with a huge hedge maze, a circular maze of sweetly scented roses, and thousands of lavender plants that provide year round colour and perfume.