MP Skin Check

It's not a stretch to say that we're all familiar with the "slip, slop, slap" message; however, new research says the risk of skin damage under the sun's rays must be taken more seriously. In a world-first study, researchers from the ANU and NZIWAR found that, on average, regions like the Mornington Peninsula and cities like Melbourne only experienced two days a year where there wasn't enough UV to get sun damage. Two days! They found that even if the UV index is low and if you're outside for more than 15 minutes... you're at risk. Making sure you prioritise a skin check is just as important as a health check.

Barefoot Cinema

Combining the magic of a traditional cinema with spectacular locations, Barefoot Cinema’s spectacular outdoor venues are a favourite summer experience on the Pen. Each of Barefoot Cinema’s locations offer a fun and relaxed atmosphere and feature much more than just a movie with live music, lawn games, food trucks, a candy bar, local wines, and craft beers.

South Beach Project

If you’re searching for the archetypal, relaxed, Australian beach suburb café then the re-emergence of South Beach Project, opposite Mount Martha South Beach is a stand out.  With first-rate food, top-notch coffee and thoughtful service, it’s no wonder this café has made a big splash with many locals’ ecstatic that breakfast and lunch for this iconic spot is back on the radar. Going out for a brunch of avocado on toast and a perfectly brewed flat white is a weekend ritual for many down Mt Martha way but the eclectic menu also includes dishes such as Fried Noodle Omelette, Mexican Grain Salad, Cauliflower Cous Cous & Korean Fried Chicken Burgers. As a region, we are spoiled for choice when it comes to exceptional cafes and South Beach Project fits neatly into this bracket.

Gourmet delights!

Essence Food for the Soul is a gourmet offering focused on creating quality meals for high end retailers and their discerning clientele. At the heart of Essence are creative duo Jim and Mel who met working at a friends’ restaurant. Ten years following wedding celebrations at Portsea, they discovered their dream business just across the road.

Modern Mediterranean fare

After a relatively cold and wet winter on the peninsula, Spring has sprung and the boys are in full swing with a fresh and reinvigorated menu. Every time we mention Volpino, someone inevitably says, “Oh, I love that place!” Located on entry to Mount Martha Village by the sea, Volpino has a great outdoor deck that capitalises on those beautiful sunny days and the idea of a leisurely lunch, but its also complemented by the coziness of an indoor dinning room.

Radiating health and wellness

It’s no secret that the Mornington Peninsula is a magnet for all things celebratory - from early romances, engagements, weddings or special anniversaries this is the spot. With so many things to organise at the best of times it’s hard to know where to turn to and with this in mind we’ll let you in on some local knowledge.