Rye is nestled between the townships of Rosebud and Blairgowrie. Rye’s main beach is great for kids offering the safe sandy beaches of Port Philip Bay, ideal for both swimming and boating. There’s loads for the family here with a jetty, a few boat ramps to take the kids or friends fishing, and numerous picnic areas, shelters, playgrounds and walking tracks. If you want an easy and pleasant walk head west of the Rye Jetty to White Cliffs where you will find the old Lime Burners Kiln – a reminder of the mid-1800s when lime was the area’s primary industry. Limestone buildings in the peninsula are not in short supply. Scenic views along the coast can be enjoyed from the lookout above the kiln. Rye is in a narrow part of the Mornington Peninsula and has Port Phillip Bay on one side and the often treacherous coastline of Bass Strait on the other. The Mornington Peninsula National Park is part of the foreshore here and you’ll find a number of scenic walking tracks, rocky coastal features, sand dunes and areas of sandy beach. Rye accommodation is plentiful but be sure to book well in advance during peak seasons.