Mornington's Main Street is lined with great cafes and shops. Particularly popular in summer and school holidays, Mornington welcomes a rush of Melbournites and tourists in busy periods.
It may surprise many readers, but Mornington is actually quite a large town on the Mornington Peninsula. Main Street runs from Nepean Highway right down to the beach.
Main Street is very accessible and kid friendly. There are a range of crosswalks, and the speed limit is low right along the road.
There is also a hidden playground between shops. Unfortunately this time I couldn't find it!
The streets themselves are presented immaculately. Well paved and clean, it's quite enjoyable just walking along the shops and seeing all of the people in the cafes or eating on the sidewalks. There are plenty of individual shops that will cater for kids - with little knick knacks and shops selling a wide variety of bits and pieces.
Just off Main St is the local library filled with a range of books and activities for young children. One of the main benefits in visiting Mornington Main Street is the easy access to a range of activities like the beach and local park plus the library.
Public toilets can be located near the library, and the police station is opposite the beach at the end of Main Street. Not that you will hopefully be in contact with the police!
Ice cream is a sure fire winner and this ice cream shop is always packed in summer. It's got a range of ice creams available.
For other food, there is La Porchetta, gelati shops, DOCs, Noodlebox and a range of others.
Local food outlets like Soy restaurant, Mediterraneo, 5 Figs on Main, Brass Razoo, Afghan Marco Polo and La Monicas are very popular eateries as well. Most are kid friendly.
Mornington's Main St has car parking along the street and in car parks located behind the cafes and shops. Buses run to Mornington from Frankston every twenty minutes during the week, so there's no excuse for not visiting!