Longitude: 144.075603 Latitude: -38.416214
Metres above Sea Level: 15.4 m
Area: 3.24 km² Perimeter: 7.66 km
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Point Leo is a tiny seaside village nestled on a small rocky promontory lined with beaches looking out over Western Port. Though technically situated within a bay, Point Leo enjoys some tremendous surf in the right conditions, which draws surfers from far and wide. The beach area varies from tall, sheer cliffs to gentle sand dunes – from wide, sandy beaches to rocky outcrops that extend out into the sea. Across the way, Phillip Island emerges. The foreshore area provides seasonal camping, beautiful nature reserves and stunning beaches.
Though the history of Point Leo seems somewhat elusive, a coastal survey of Western Port completed c 1841 described the southern coastline between present day Somers and Point Leo as having “good soil”, “good grass” and “open forest timbered with Gums wattle and She Oak trees”. The map of the Mornington Peninsula c 1858 shows Point Leo as ‘Bullalnarring’ – another map dated 1891 describes this rocky outcrop as ‘East Head’. Ultimately, the proposed township of 17 village and 9 suburban allotments which was to be named ‘Balnarring’ in 1869 never eventuated, and was to be somewhat relocated to the junction of the Frankston-Flinders – Balnarring – Stumpy Gully – Sandy Point Roads, where it remains to the present day.
Thankfully, the landscape of Point Leo has changed little over the past decades. It features many large areas for the public to enjoy whether it be bush or beach. The drive in delights in rolling hills, deep gullies, green pastures, forested areas – all usually with the backdrop of the deep blue sea. It is wonderful to experience the natural beauty of the area, the seaside village feel, and the pride of the community that ensures Point Leo maintains this balance of nature versus ‘progress’ . . .
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