Quality Mornington Peninsula B&B Accommodation Only 18 Minutes from Cape Schanck Lighthouse
Explore Cape Schanck
The Southernmost Tip of the Mornington Peninsula
Cape Schanck is the locality at the very “bottom” of the Mornington Peninsula, separating the ocean waters of Bass Strait from the calmer waters of Western Port. People know it mainly because its coastal tracks with splendid views and its symbol – the Cape Schanck lighthouse. The lighthouse was built in 1859 as the second lighthouse in Victoria. The location was named after Captain John Schank who designed the raised keel on the Lady Nelson ship. The currently used official name “Schanck” is a misspelling of the captain’s surname – it was spelled without the second “c” originally.
There are 5 spots you can see in the close proximity of the car park at Cape Schanck Lighthouse. You can come directly to the Lighthouse or admire it from the Pebble Beach.
Plan Your Walks at Cape Schanck
There are Numerous Walking Tracks Starting at the Cape Schanck Carpark
You can see some unique fauna and flora around Cape Schanck. Albatrosses, short-tailed shearwaters, cormorants or Australasian gannets are occasionally spotted off the cliffs (particularly during their spring migration). The shrubs decorating the area are home to brown thornbills or singing honeyeaters. Except for the short tracks accessible from the Cape Schanck Lighthouse, you can set out on the Two Bays Walking track. There are several options for this track, all starting at the lighthouse car park. You will see beautiful cliff edges, magnificent beaches and stunning rock pools. Allow at least 4 hours for this walk.
The Bushrangers Bay Walk
We Have Walked the Track and Share Our Experience
The Bushrangers Bay track starts on the “left” side of the car park (the start is at the bottom left when you are looking towards the sea. This walk is easy and also kids can do it easily (so our couples from Arcadia in Rye should take it as a romantic walk, not a real fitness bush walk). You can see beautiful surroundings while walking the usually quite broad footpath. The walk goes along the sea all the time overseeing the rocks and steep cliffs. On the left side, you can see nice small hills (sometimes with sheep or even lamas on them). Local bush vegetation is beautiful and especially in spring flowering with all different colours. Even a few kilometres on the track, you can still see the lighthouse behind you, serving as a unique orientation point (not really needed, though, as there are no crossroads on the path and it does not change direction). At the end, you are rewarded with spectacular views of the bay.
Accommodation in the Proximity of Cape Schanck
Ideal Location of Arcadia in Rye B&B Accommodation
Arcadia in Rye Bed and Breakfast accommodation is located close to Cape Schanck and its main attraction, the Cape Schanck Lighthouse. The proximity to Cape Schanck makes it a popular destination for our guests. You can combine the trip with visiting Peninsula Hot Springs, St Andrews Beach or Fingal, which are on the way.
It is a 14 minute-drive to Cape Schanck and it takes 18 minutes to arrive to the Cape Schanck Lighthouse
Select Your Preferred Accommodation Option to Get Ready for the Cape Schanck Adventure
Arcadia in Rye offers a choice of 2 tastefully appointed suites in the guest wing of the house, or a separate private self-contained studio. All are stylishly furnished with meticulous care, designed to offer uncompromising comfort to our valued guests. All guests are able to refresh in the heated swimming pool and/or relax beside the pool in pleasant surroundings.