Coastal guide to nature and history 2: Mornington Peninsula's ocean shore, Western Port, Phillip Island & French Island


  • Purpose and coverage of the book
  • Rewards in store for the coastal explorer

Walking the coastline

  • Advice for the coast walker
  • Safety and the tides

Early history - Aboriginal life and European discovery and settlement (sample pages - Early history)

Point Nepean to Flinders Merricks-Balnarring
Western Port(sample pages - Merricks-Balnarring)
Phillip Island (sample pages - Phillip Island south coast)
French Island

Coastal animals and plants

  • Common animals of the coast, including invertebrates that live between the tides
  • Vegetation communities, including dune plants, saltmarsh, mangroves and seaweedsPhillip Island south coast

Coastal landforms - Geology of the region and how it determines landforms
Coastal management
References and further reading