Achingly blue waters and soft, pale sands. The old-world charm of wooden bathing sheds and jetties lapped by gentle waves. It’s hard to believe the delightful Point King Beach, only a 1.5-hour drive from Melbourne CBD, is still such a well-kept secret. This hidden paradise is part of the Sorrento Portsea Artists’ Trail, right below the famed Millionaire’s Walk. Taste the lifestyles of the rich and famous as you wade in turquoise shallows on a sunny day, then retire to your towel for a leisurely picnic and watch pleasurecraft drift by. Hang around till sunset for a stellar view across Port Phillip towards the Bellarine Peninsula that’s worth, well, a million bucks.
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