The Rosebud Foreshore Reserve Camping area is one of 3 three camping reserves, and the biggest with the total area stretching app. 10 kilometres along Port Phillip Bay from Rosebud to McCrae. The Rosebud Foreshore Camping area is managed by the Mornington Peninsula Shire. The camping facilities at the Rosebud Campgrounds include shower and toilet blocks, grassy areas shaded by large trees for the hotter summer months, play areas for children, barbecues, boat launching ramps and much more. The Rosebud Camping area is also to the Rosebud shopping area, which is just across the road. This particualr reserve stretches approximately 7 kilometres from Anthony’s nose in McCrae down to Chinaman’s Creek in Capel Sound. Campsites are available from the last weekend of October in time for the Melbourne Cup weekend, through until April. There are over 800 sites available, both powered and non-powered, and all with great access to the beach. The Rosebud Foreshore Reserve is some 5 kilometres south-west of Dromana, on Victoria’s very popular and well-known Mornington Peninsula. This has been a popular camping area for Victorians for many years who travel down to this part of Victoria to swim, sail and paddle in the sheltered waters of Port Phillip Bay. A feature of this area is the 34 m high McCrae Lighthouse, which was built in 1883. There is also the 1851 wreck of the Rosebud which is a popular tourist attraction.
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