8.9 out of 10

Portsea

Ranked 99th best suburb in Melbourne (Greater)
-38.3197517303646 144.692004377902
Great for
  • Parking
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Public Transport
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Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Beach Lovers
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Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
Jan 31, 2017

"Melbourne's best beach getaway"

I've been going to Portsea all my life, absolutely love spending summer on Shelley Beach or the Portsea Back Beach if you want some surf. Great shopping nearby at Sorrento, or a short trip to Rye/Rosebud if you need more. It's an expensive place to have a beach home but the property prices have held up over the years.
Pros
  • The French Riviera in Melbourne! Great beaches
  • The place to be seen in summer in Melbourne.
  • The Portsea Pub is amazing, summer in the beer garden or winter by the fire.
Cons
  • Very expensive - you need to be wealthy to have a home here.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"The ultimate beach house and holiday destination"

Pros
  • Summer months can get very busy
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
5/5
2yrs+