SORRENTO

Sorrento is a popular tourist destination on Mornington Peninsula. Featuring a charming boulevard with a variety of shops, restaurants and cafes, the major landmark would have to be the multi-storey Continental Hotel built in 1875, the largest limestone structure in the Southern Hemisphere. The crescent-shaped Sorrento Front Beach is flanked by a pristine foreshore with lawns, shelters and English trees. Its sheltered waters make it ideal for swimming and other water activities. Sorrento Pier is where you board the passenger and car ferry which links Sorrento to Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula. As mentioned, Sorrento was the site of Victoria’s first official European settlement. A monument at Eastern Sister, located near the south eastern end of Sorrento’s bay coastline, honours this historic event.