Blairgowrie is a cosy and quiet beachside town, located between Rye and Sorrento on the front beach. Small local shops extend to a supermarket, specialty shops and cafes. The calm waters of Port Phillip Bay meet the shore at the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron harbour. Blairgowrie also stretches out to the back beach on Bass Strait, popular for its surf waters. Spectacular walks and scenery can be enjoyed in the Mornington Peninsula National Park which runs along the rugged Bass Strait coastline. There are numerous walking tracks along cliff tops, through sand dunes and down to the beaches below. Koonya Ocean Beach is the most easily accessible, with a lookout at the car park providing views down to the rocky outcrop of Pelly Point and inland across Blairgowrie towards the bay beach.