Rosebud is the quintessential seaside village with a stretch of retail about 2km long, a shopping centre at either end and the beach right over the road. The focal point is Rosebud Pier which extends about 300 metres into the water and is a prime fishing spot. While there’s a big focus on the sea at Rosebud, there’s lots more to see and do. In March, there’s a huge kite festival, and a film festival in February. As well as several golf courses within Rosebud itself, more can be found a short drive inland at Fingal and Boneo. A short distance away is the ecologically important 300+ hectare Tootgarook Wetland. It is the largest example left of a shallow freshwater marsh in the Port Phillip region.