Sunday, July 24, 2016

Cape Schanck, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Cape Schanck is a locality in the Australian state of Victoria. It is the southernmost tip of the Mornington Peninsula and separates the wild ocean waters of Bass Strait from the slightly calmer waters of Western Port. The most recognisable symbol of Cape Schanck is the Cape Schanck Lighthouse. The lighthouse was built in 1859 and was the second lighthouse built in Victoria.

From the lighthouse car park are a network of scenic walks. A short loop offers views of the lighthouse and coastline from several designated lookouts.




Follow the walking track from the kiosk towards the Cape. This short circuit walk takes visitors to the start of the wooden staircase and boardwalk which descends from the cliff tops to the rocky beach and rock platform below.



Several lookouts have spectacular views over the geological formations called Pulpit Rock and the Devils Desk.



A prominent rock outcrop is Pulpit Rock and stands out at the very tip of the cape.



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24 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful seascape Liz.

DUTA said...

Awsome sights! The lighthouse looks lovely in its loneliness.

Melissa Rich said...

I love all of that gorgeous blue! Hope you are well my friend! XX - Melissa

Lisa Gordon said...

Well there you are!!
I have missed seeing you here, my friend.
As always, such beautiful photographs.
I just LOVE lighthouses, so those are indeed my favorites.

Wishing you a wonderful week, my friend.

TexWisGirl said...

how absolutely gorgeous. glad you'll link to good fences next thursday!

bettyl-NZ said...

I love lighthouses and the scenery around it is just perfect for photos! Nicely shot.

Lady Fi said...

Just beautiful.

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

Incredibly beautiful, and great photography!

Carola Bartz said...

I love lighthouses, and your images if this one are beautiful. What a walk down! Up is probably more strenuous, but so pretty. A stunning scenery - I would love to see this one day.

Helen said...

Sensational day and beauty.

Małgorzata P said...

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Lea said...

Beautiful scenery, especially the lighthouse photos!

Brian King said...

I love lighthouses! Such gorgeous photos!

Mona lisa said...

Awsome sights! The beacon looks exquisite in its loneliness...Well there you are!!
I have missed seeing you here, old buddy.
As usual, such delightful photos
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CountryMouse said...

What a rugged and beautiful spot to explore. I love the bright lighthouse sitting on the edge of the coast.

diane b said...

Beautiful photos and colours. It sure is a lovely area, I was there some years ago.

TheChieftess said...

What a gorgeous and pristine coastline! Your photos do it justice!

Stewart M said...

Great shots of a part of the world I seem not to visit enough! I recall watching whales and albatross there one weekend!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Felicia said...

Wow what beautiful scenery.

Ida said...

Wonderful Lighthouse and such gorgeous scenery. I enjoyed your beach fences very much.

Pat Tillett said...

Gorgeous photos Liz! Such a beautiful place.

Denise inVA said...

Enjoyed your photos very much. Spectacular scenery and a beautiful lighthouse.

Jarek said...

Wow these are beautiful!

Michael S-B said...

Just wonderful memories of a great holiday with you, Liz. I too love the lighthouse photos, and of course the classic Mornington Peninsula coastal vegetation with that rugged rocky coastline. <3

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