Rosebud

Melbourne
Rosebud showing a sandy beach

Sheltered beaches and campsites fringed by pretty banksias and she-oaks at the foothills of Arthur’s Seat make this town a favourite for laid-back travellers.

Visit the seaside town of Rosebud to enjoy its shallow Port Phillip Bay beaches and a scenic foreshore forested with native vegetation. Named after an English schooner that washed ashore in 1855, Rosebud is an idyllic escape where you can spend days by the beach and nights in atmospheric restaurants, sampling Mornington Peninsula regional wines and beers.

Stroll along Rosebud’s sandy main beach and take in views of Melbourne’s city skyline. Bring a towel and a sun umbrella to enjoy the ambiance of the seaside in comfort. Kids will love splashing in the shallows or peering into the deeper waters off the long Rosebud Pier. Explore the forested foreshore and see gorgeous native coastal flora, such as tea trees, she-oaks and banksias.

Rosebud is a popular town in Mornington Peninsula for its shopping precincts. You can find a busy strip of shops, bars, restaurants and cafés on the coastal Point Nepean Road. Rosebud Plaza and the Rosebud Beach Shopping Centre also offer a diverse range of shops and cafés, as well as Peninsula Cinemas for those rainy days.

Pick up unique handcrafted souvenirs, vintage items and local produce at Rosebud’s weekend markets. The Rosebud Sunday Market is held on the first Sunday of the month on Point Nepean Road.

Take in the stunning bushland surroundings by playing a round of golf at Rosebud’s golf courses or checking out the granite peak of Arthur’s Seat. Located approximately 8 kilometres (4.9 miles) away in Arthur’s Seat State Park, this distinctive hill can be traversed on foot or with a car.

In the evenings, hit the local wine bars to taste regional cool-climate wines from the local area, including Red Hill’s renowned pinot noirs and chardonnays.

Rosebud can be reached within 90 minutes by car from Melbourne. To reach the town via public transport, take a 1-hour train ride to Frankston and connect with local buses.


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Admiral Motor Inn
Admiral Motor Inn
2.5 out of 5
799 Point Nepean Road, Rosebud, VIC
The price is HK$847 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Located in Rosebud, this beach motel is 7.5 mi (12.1 km) from Pennisula Hot Springs and 10.4 mi (16.7 km) from Searoad Ferry Terminal.
4.3/5 Excellent! (212 reviews)
Everything you need
"Had a lovely 2 night stay here. Check in was smooth and the owner very friendly and informative, providing advice for local attractions and restaurants. Room was spacious and very clean, with all the amenities we required, including a fridge with champagne glasses, which was nice, a kettle, tea, ..."

Reviewed on 28 May 2021

Admiral Motor Inn
Fairways Resort
Fairways Resort
4 out of 5
The price is HK$900 per night from 4 Nov to 4 Nov
Located in Rosebud, this golf motel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Rye Beach, Pennisula Hot Springs and Sorrento Front Beach. Sorrento Golf Club and Port Phillip ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (782 reviews)
Great value for money
"Nice and quiet, very good location and price"

Reviewed on 16 Jul 2021

Fairways Resort
ABC Accommodation - Rosebud
ABC Accommodation - Rosebud
4 out of 5
Located in Rosebud, this beach holiday home is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Rosebud Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Rosebud Bushland Reserve and Arthurs Seat State ...
3.9/5 Good! (10 reviews)
"Great location, close to a beach, great house for a large family with a closed in backyard, would stay there again"

Reviewed on 18 Dec 2020

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Rosebud ☀️ Tower Deluxe 3
Rosebud ☀️ Tower Deluxe 3
Located in Rosebud, this romantic holiday home is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Rosebud Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Rosebud Bushland Reserve and Arthurs Seat State ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Great Location close to everything.
"We had a lovely stay at Rosebud & it was easy to get around to beach, wineries, shops etc. The only improvement could be a heater in the rooms downstairs as it was a little chilly in winter. Other that than would highly recommend."

Reviewed on 10 Jul 2021

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Rosebud ☀️ Tower Deluxe 3
Seas The Day Rosebud
Seas The Day Rosebud
3 out of 5
Located in Rosebud, this holiday home is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Rosebud Beach and within 3 miles (5 km) of Rosebud Bushland Reserve and Dromana Bushland Reserve. ...
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Seas The Day Rosebud
Hilltop Cottage - 3BR, 500m from the beach
Hilltop Cottage - 3BR, 500m from the beach
This family-friendly Melbourne holiday home is located near the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of Rosebud Beach, Rosebud Bushland Reserve and Arthurs Seat State Park. ...
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Hilltop Cottage - 3BR, 500m from the beach
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