Located in the Mornington Peninsula, Portsea is a resort town and a popular
locale for those seeking scuba diving activities. The Portsea Pier is home to
the beautiful leafy sea dragon, among other aquatic wildlife.
Portsea Back Beach (Mt. Levi Beach) is a long stretch of sand with some great surf conditions,
although care should be taken when there are large waves, strong tides and rips. The
Portsea Surf Life Saving Club have been patrolling the beach and saving lives
since 1949 .
The nearby OCS Portsea (Officer Cadet School Portsea) is an army establishment, with the associated historic
reserve open to the general public, made famous when the former Prime Minister
of Australia, Harold Holt, disappeared whilst swimming at Cheviot Beach on 17th
December, 1967 and officially presumed dead a couple days later.