WELCOME TO FRANKSTON CITY
Frankston, one of Victoria’s most naturally diverse cities, located less than an hour from Melbourne on the shores of Port Phillip Bay, boasts family-friendly attractions, captivating arts and abundant parks and gardens; ideal for all ages and interests.
Whilst in town you’re encouraged to branch outside the event and immerse yourself in the Frankston way of living to enjoy:
Award winning beaches
Beautiful landscapes and lookouts
Walking tracks and board walks
A variety of coastal experiences
Natural reserves, parks, creeks, flora and fauna
First class playgrounds and sporting facilities
Major events and local markets
Live performances at the Frankston Arts Centre
Iconic art, culture and heritage attractions
Relaxed and fine dining options
Abundance of shopping experiences
Health and Wellness
Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre (PARC)
There is a myriad of things to see and do in Frankston, no matter the reason and in any season!
1. Arts, Culture and Heritage Trails
A selection of art pieces, murals and sculptures are located throughout Frankston. Choose between walking, driving or cycling to see them.
Coastal Arts Discovery Trail
Sculpture by the Sea
Murals of Frankston
Route 12 Cultural Drive
2. Frankston Pier and Landmark Bridge
The Frankston Pier services the local fishing and scuba diving community and weekend visitors. On the pier itself, artist Louise Lavarack has created the sculptural installation Sight Line.
3. Live show at the Frankston Arts Centre The Frankston Arts Centre (FAC) is a unique premier arts and performance venue, providing the ultimate cultural experience for visitors wishing to enjoy memorable theatre performances, live music, engaging community programs, exhibitions, creative new media experiences and much more. Check out What’s On now.
4. Bars and breweries
Renowned for live music, Frankston has a huge night life in the city centre. No matter your style there is something for you from bars to night clubs with the likes of The Deck, Pier Hotel or The Grand Hotel, we have it all! More recently Frankston City’s industrial brewery culture is on the move, and is now home to Mr Banks, Dainton Brewery and The Cheeky Squire.
5. Kananook Creek Walking Trail
Starting near the Frankston Yacht Club, follow Kananook Creek along the 7.5km walking trail, through urban Frankston and Long Island, into the peace and serenity of rural Seaford and Carrum.
6. Olivers Hill Lookout
Scenic views across Port Phillip Bay, from Frankston to Melbourne.
7. Beach Boxes
Be sure to photograph Frankston’s iconic beach boxes, lining the Frankston foreshore.
8. Dining for every occasion
Frankston has an abundance of destination dining options to suit every taste and any occasion. Home to an array of quality restaurants and funky cafes and bistros, perfect for an early morning coffee, breakfast, lunch or dinner and spread throughout our urban city centre and waterfront precinct. Our Café and Restaurant Guide will provide you with a great selection of recommended dining experiences.
9. Seaford Pier
Get your camera ready for the picturesque Seaford Pier, built in the late 1920’s. The pier makes the perfect photo around dusk or dawn and is surrounded by crystal blue waters and white sand, perfect for swimming.
10. Regular markets
Little Beauty Market 100 of Melbourne's very best makers and creators hand-picked for their uniqueness, creativity and ethos. The market is filled with delicious food, local wines, fresh produce, live music, art, culture, design and craft.
Frankston Sunday Market Outdoor market, selling homemade wares, crafts, new goods, new and pre-loved fashion, bric-a-brac, collectables, fresh produce, beautiful flowers and plants, fantastic food (including their famous hot jam donuts).
Seaford Farmers Market Outdoor Farmers Market selling fresh produce.
Seaford Handmade Market
Indoor market made up of local stalls selling art, craft, vintage clothing, books, collectables, children's clothing, jewellery, home wares, plants, antiques, soaps and more.