Safety Beach

Safety Beach is a residential beach suburb on Mornington Peninsula, 55 km south of Melbourne. It is situated between Dromana and Mount Martha.

Although the water off the beach consists of a large, safe and shallow area, that is not the reason for the name. The naming dates back to the permanent European settlement of Port Phillip when, a few months after the arrival of Batman and Fawkner at Melbourne, the Tasmanian pastoralist John Aitken safely brought on shore a cargo of livestock through the shallow water. He then took up a pastoral run, Mount Aitken, near Sunbury.

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