"FRANKSTON CITY BY THE BAY" Frankston by raymondga

Frankston Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 22 photos

FROM FISHING VILLAGE TO CITY

Frankston was originallly a small fishing village situated about 40 kms southeast of the city of melbourne. during the 1800.s frankston was a populr fishing village and tourist destination for city holidaymakers,located on port phillip bay is the gateway to the mornington penninsula,a very popular tourist region.frankston also had a number of farms around its immediate area catering mainly for the dairy industry.but today it is a thrving city with a lot more to attract holidaymakers and overseas visitors,particulary during the summer months.

SEA FESTIVAL

each year around late January,frankston hosts what is called the sea festival.the festival runs for 2 consecutive days and is centerd around the pier and long island areas of the beach.
there is plenty to see and do during the festival from displays of artwork and wine tasting to seafood,local international style food and for the kids there is plenty of "come and try" activities.including free canoe and kakyak rides,face painting and treasure hunts.
it is a festivalk for all the family and is alcohol free,except for in specific,security controlled areas.
if nothing else the festival is worth a visit with plenty to see and do and entry is free.

GENERAL

Frankston has a very large shopping centre with numerous popular stores and boasts a number of international restuarants and cinemas.
there are a numvber of parklands in and around the cnetral business district ,with the more commonly known pentland gardens and ballam park just a few kilopmetres from the cbd.
these areas are family orientated and have swings.sldies etc for the kids and barbeque areas for the family.
for more info you can contact me or else give frankston council a ring.
the new reconstucted pier forecourt on the waterfront is also very popular during summer and has a newly built sofias restuant/kiosk right on the beach next to the pier,other areas around the pier include the kids playground and sheltered barbeque areas on a geassy setting,just feet from the beach itself.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:locals are friendly and will give advice if asked.
  • Cons:accommodation and parking particularly around the beacjh in summer is very limited.
  • In a nutshell:the place to be by the sea
  • Intro Written Jan 28, 2006
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